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Hlaudi to ‘impart study tips’ to kids

Former SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng plans to visit a secondary school in Ivory Park, Tembisa to impart “tips and strategies for studying” to pupils there. The visit to Tembisa’s Equinisweni Secondary School forms part

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Is SA too obsessed with matric?

South Africa’s basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced on 5 January that 70,7% of the country’s matrics – learners who wrote their final grade 12 exams in 2015 – passed. Some can now

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Tough exams blamed for fall in matric pass

The higher standard of examination papers for the matriculants of 2015 was one of the factors that played a significant role in the drop of the overall results, the department of education said on Tuesday. Addressing the media and delegates in Midrand ahead of the release of

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Where to get matric results online

The class of 2015 has one more sleep until the department of basic education starts releasing matric results eight of the nine provinces from midnight on Tuesday. You can also check your matric results from Tuesday here. Basic Education Minister Angie

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Maths mess leading to a new ‘Bantu education’

Recent figures on mathematics in schools show that poor South African pupils might face a bleak future because the country’s education system is still not treating them equally, according to Equal Education. Figures in a parliamentary response by basic

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SA’s ‘real’ matric pass rate just 45%

South Africa’s real matric pass rate is less than 45%, AfriForum said on Monday. “If one were to compare the number of leaners who enrolled for grade one in 2003 to the number who passed matric in 2014, the actual pass rate

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Hundreds of schools scrap matric maths

University engineering and commerce are among the many post-school study options closed to pupils from Ndwakazana Combined School in rural KwaZulu-Natal because they can only do maths literacy – not maths – in matric. The simple reason is that the pupils have no choice: their school does not offer maths. This is despite

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Boys dominate maths olympiad

Girls account for fewer than 10% of the participants in the International Mathematics Olympiad taking place in Cape Town next month, the organisers said on Tuesday. All six South African contestants in the event are boys, with five from affluent schools in the Western Cape and one from Durban’s Star College. Basic education minister

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ANC lauds maths, science matric passes

The ANC on Monday welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate announced by basic education minister Angie Motshekga, saying it was “particularly pleased” with the improvement in the subjects of mathematics and science. “These results

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Teacher uproar over R480m fingerprint plan

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga faces strong opposition if she installs fingerprint machines in schools, if the response from outraged teachers is anything to go by. Her critics include the two largest teacher unions, which this week questioned what impact such monitoring could possibly

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