Thursday, April 26, 2018

Siyanda Belewa, top 2017 matric pupil at Kuyasa Combined School

  Of the 50 pupils who sat the matric exams at Kuyasa Combined School, 32 passed with nine subject distinctions, 12 bachelor passes, 12 diplomas...

Some highs and lows for 2017 matric class

THE Eastern Cape saw an improvement in the 2017 matric results from 59.3% to 65%, an increase of 5.7%, but the pass rate in...

Western Cape boasts highest retention of pupils leading up to matric

Province also had the highest number of bachelor’s passes THE Western Cape might have come only third in provincial matric pass rates, on 82.8%, but...

Grahamstown Schools’ Cricket Festival

ST ANDREW’S College plays host to the annual Grahamstown Schools’ Cricket Festival this week. The cricket festival runs from January 12 to 14, with daily...

4 000 without places at schools

Four thousand Eastern Cape pupils have not been placed in schools. This is despite the extensive efforts, including the Early Bird campaign, by the provincial...

Three out of 10 schools cited in school uniform price probe

The Competition Commission says its investigation into anti-competitive behaviour in the school uniform industry seeks to ensure that parents pay reasonable prices and get...

All learners will be placed: Lesufi

About 17‚000 learners whose parents applied on time for their admission to Gauteng schools are yet to be placed but the provincial department of...

Inga from Port Alfred High School is district’s top 2017 matriculant

THERE was lots of excitement at high schools around Ndlambe last Friday as pupils and their proud parents gathered to discover if they had...

Which province has the best pass rate? It’s complicated

The Free State came top in the matric results‚ with the highest number of passes but a closer look at results shows the best...

A guide to understanding the real matric results

The National Senior Certificate (matric) results announcement was full of jargon and the Minister of Basic Education highlighted many positive aspects of the exams. But...

Kuyasa principal says he is proud of the class of 2017

HEADMASTER of Kuyasa Combined school, Xolani Mayana, said he was delighted with the 2017 matric results and was looking forward to even better results in...

Matric pass rate is not a cause for celebration‚ says DA

The Democratic Alliance has described the latest matric results as cause for concern‚ not celebration. Nomsa Marchesi‚ DA Deputy Shadow Minister of Basic Education‚ said...

2017 MATRIC RESULTS

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the results, note that candidates’ results may be omitted due to technical...

BREAKING: Matric pass rate of 75.1% recorded for 2017

  The top achievers of the National Senior Certificate pose for a picture ahead of the announcement of the pass rate of the Matric class...

IEB matric pass rate climbs slightly

School pupils who wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB)'s national matric exams received an almost 100% pass mark and 88% of those who passed...

Options still available for those with disappointing matric results: education expert

With the matric results due for release this week‚ academic expert Fathima Razack has urged those who do not achieve their desired outcomes not...

Report to universities for your free education‚ Malema encourages the poor

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ Julius Malema‚ has encouraged all those who could not attend university because of a lack of money‚...

UFS says court ruling ‘not a victory against Afrikaans’

The University of the Free State (UFS) says a ruling by the country’s highest court in favour of English being the sole medium of...

Free State university to continue teaching in English‚ ConCourt rules

The parallel use of English and Afrikaans as the medium of instruction at the University of the Free State (UFS) led to Nelson Mandela’s...

Where will Zuma get the money to fund free education‚ asks SACP

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of free higher education a few weeks ago was opportunistic and part of a ploy to win votes for his...

Nelson Mandela University ‘tense’ after salary talks stall

Tensions are running high at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) following eight months of fruitless salary negotiations between unions and management which saw more than...

Dirty Pineapple Mud Run a great success on the Day of Reconciliation

THE fifth Annual Dirty Pineapple Mud Run took place on Saturday and was well supported in all events. From Mud Maniacs to Mega Mudfish and...

Free higher education will be fiscally sustainable‚ says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday that free higher education will be executed in a “fiscally sustainable manner”. He was addressing ANC delegates‚ delivering his...

University free for poor – Is it a breakthrough or hollow promise?

President Jacob Zuma's announcement on Saturday that from 2018‚ eligible SA children of the unemployed‚ social grant recipients‚ parents earning below a minimum wage‚...

Free higher education for all poor students within five years‚ says Zuma

Free higher education for poor and working class students will be introduced for first-year students in 2018 and fully phased in over five years‚...

Working class youth to get free tertiary education‚ no fee hikes for middle class...

From 2018 onwards‚ eligible South African children of the unemployed‚ social grant recipients‚ South Africans earning below a minimum wage‚ domestic workers‚ farm workers‚...

Huge outcry against proposed home schooling policy

Parents who educate their children at home have strongly opposed the Draft Policy on Home Schooling which was published by the Department of Basic...

Breaking: Santa visits Happy Hours

Santa Clause (aka, Kris Kringle, St Nick, Father Christmas and Dave Page, among other names) visited the children of Happy Hours re-primary this morning...

Wee will rock you: UCT finds gold on campus

Liquid gold has been discovered at the University of Cape Town. It comes in the form of urine‚ which engineering students have transformed into fertiliser...

80% of Grade 4s can’t read‚ literacy survey reveals

South Africa is rooted to the bottom of the class when it comes to teaching children to read. Almost four in five Grade 4 pupils...
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