The top matriculants in Gauteng will each receive a four-year bursary to a university of their choice‚ the provincial government announced on January 4 2019. This comes as premier David Makhura adopted a slogan categorising Gauteng as the “top dog” of the 2018 National Senior Certificate results. He was speaking at the announcement of the provincial matric results at the University of South Africa in Pretoria on January 4 2019.

Makhura said Gauteng used to tell other provinces: “Watch‚ we are coming for you next year.” “Gauteng is top dog this year.” He said education was the priority of all priorities in the country‚ adding that it was not something that could be achieved alone. “It is a social collective enterprise‚ there are many role players involved. Without students‚ you can’t have an education system.” Makhura said provincial education MEC Panyaza Lesufi was the “best MEC in the republic of South Africa”‚ saying he was “the business”. “I am a premier who is happy with b...

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