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South Africa’s universities

South Africa's universities and other academic and technical tertiary institutions are some of the best on the continent and in the world. At the cutting edge of research in various academic, technology, medicine, law and business spheres, the country's public higher education institutions offer a range of study and research options for local and international students.

Red and Yellow investment reaps rewards

Red and Yellow's mission is to counter the increasing income gap by arming underprivileged people with the knowledge and skills they need to compete...

Kliptown Youth Program helps township youth excel

The Kliptown Youth Program also provides children with sandwiches for breakfast and warm meals in the afternoons when they are done with school. (Images:...

Class of 2015: more pass their exams

The class of 2015 number the most South African matriculants so far to have written their final exams. There were 110 000 more candidates who sat the National Senior Certificate Examinations in the last year compared to 2014, achieving a pass rate of 70.7%.

Moving Gauteng forward in 2015: the State of the Province Address

In his State of the Province Address delivered on Monday 23 February, Gauteng Premier David Makhura outlined his government's plans to transform, modernise and reindustrialise the most economically developed region in Africa. Read the full speech here.

‘Game-changers’ for the Western Cape: 2015 State of the Province Address

In her State of the Province Address delivered on Friday 20 February, Premier Helen Zille outlined the Western Cape government's five strategic goals to build a highly skilled, innovation driven, resource efficient, connected and high opportunity society for all. Read the full speech here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

Brand South Africa congratulates all the Class of 2014 for successfully concluding their formal school careers. We wish the matriculants well as they pursue opportunities beyond the walls of their schools and urge them to play their part to positively contribute towards building our country.

South African matric pass rate 2014: 75.8%

South Africa's matric class of 2014 achieved a pass rate of 75.8% - a drop of 2.4 percentage points from the year before, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday, saying the decrease was not unexpected as the bar has been raised to enhance the quality and standard of Grade 12 graduates.

Umalusi: matric exams were fair, credible

This year's matric exams have been approved by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, even though there was evidence of cheating and group copying in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Maths and science marks were also lower than in previous years.

Dr Benn builds a clinic without walls

The HJ Breast Clinic is a place where a multitude of medical and social disciplines look at the whole of the patient during treatment. The idea is a health system that treats its patients as whole beings and not just a collection of diseased organs – and imagine if more medical professionals gave of their time.