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Schools are expected to open on the 27th of January, but there are fears that the Department of Basic Education has not done enough to prepare schools.  

Basic Education Director-General, Mathanzima Mweli held a media briefing today to discuss the progress that the department has been making with the marking of exams. Marking is taking place at 177 exam centres across the country, with all marking centres chasing the deadline of 22 January 2021. 

The marking of matric exam papers kicked off on Monday. More than 4 million scripts will be marked before 22 January 2021. 

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On Tuesday the Gauteng Department of Education announced that the late online registration admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners were open.

Following the leak of 3 matric papers, the Department of Basic Education has made a tough decision for the class of 2020. Two exam papers will be rewritten, this the first national rewrite in the history of matric exams.

Leaked exam papers have been causing a nightmare for the Department of Basic Education. New developments have recently been made as the department has been trying to crack down on those responsible for the leaks. 

Pit latrines and classroom shortages have been the reality of many schools in South Africa. The department of basic education has failed to meet yet another deadline to improve schools and this has upset Equal Education. 

The recent leak of yet another matric exam has caused some panic and uncertainty. Umalusi, the quality assurance council for the matric exams has spoken out about the incident.  

Matric can be a tough year and not everyone who writes the final paper passes matric on their first try. This is why the Second Chance programme exists. 

The Department of Basic Education is dealing with yet another leaked exam paper. This is the second case of a leaked matric exam paper since the start of exams on November 5 2020. 

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