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Congratulations to the Class of 2019

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson MandelaBrand South Africa applauds the Class of 2019...

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%.

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%.

South African matriculants positive about final exams

Although most matriculants start their final exams on 26 October, a number of learners are sitting their Information Technology practical exams today. Several pupils showed their optimism about the exams, and their futures, during a visit by Minister Jeff Radebe to Tembisa, in Gauteng.

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.

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.

South African women on Forbes Africa tech list

Two South Africans, both based in Cape Town, have been added to the Forbes women to watch technology list. Their startups are using technology to improve the lives of others, from education to innovative business solutions.

400 000 opportunities for Class of 2013

A "catalogue of opportunities" and more than R8.3-million in financial assistance is available to school leavers wishing to further their education, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said on Thursday after congratulating the 2013 matriculants for the highest school pass rate since 1994.

Top marks for IEB matrics

School-leaving matric candidates who wrote their 2010 final exams under the Independent Examinations Board had reason to smile on Tuesday, with more than 98% passing their exams – 1% more than last year.
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