IEB matric pass rate drops slightly to 98.07%

All successful candidates achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study

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Umalusi gives Angie Motshekga green light to release matric results

Besides the maths and physical science leaks, no systemic irregularities were found in the November 2020 exams

More than 16,000 learners yet to be placed in schools, Angie Motshekga says

Education minister holds a media briefing on the readiness of schools for their opening on Monday

After years of court, draft admissions policy set to formalise school access

Draft policy has been released by the department of basic education for public comment

Teacher unions indicate improvement in schools’ readiness to open amid Covid-19

Despite a poor response to a recent survey, the number of schools with sanitiser and masks is higher than a month earlier

Some teachers wary about getting the jab

Many factors seen as contributing to scepticism about vaccination

It helps employers to help their employees get healthier

Organisations can reduce their employees’ risk of noncommunicable diseases through relatively cheap adjustments to the work environment

Private schools make U-turn on in-person schooling

Curro and Helpmekaar Kollege say learners will now study online until February 15

Universities aim to start academic year by April

Registrations have been pushed back due to delays in the completion of the 2020 programme

Angie Motshekga lashes out at court decision on leaked papers

The basic education minister says the judgment was fraught with errors

Department unable to fix on number of exam cheats as judgment looms

Basic education department says of the 195 students on the Whatsapp group where the maths paper was leaked, only 71 had been traced and most were untraceable

Sadtu in court move to block order on rewriting leaked matric papers

Forcing pupils to sit mathematics and science exams again is unlawful, union says

SA’s improvements in international maths and science tests slow

SA remains near the bottom of participating countries — and its rate of improvement has flagged

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Provinces rush to keep matrics safe from virus after government U-turn

The large number of pupils, combined with Covid-19 protocols, is a huge logistical challenge and requires additional examination centres and staff


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