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Feb 25, 2015
Following the revelation by National Treasury last month that the South African public sector spent an “enormous” R500-billion on goods and services and construction works in the 2013/14 fiscal period, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told Parliament on Wednesday that...
Feb 25, 2015
All schools are expected to meet minimum norms and standards for infrastructure by next year, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said in his 2015/16 budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. "The school infrastructure backlogs programme is allocated...
Jan 06, 2015
While noting that there had been a “concerted effort” by government to improve the pass rate of matriculants, industry body Business Unity South Africa (Busa) acting CEO Peggy Drodskie said it remained unclear what impact the final-stage introduction of a revised...
Jan 06, 2015
Political parties had mixed reaction to the 2014 matric pass rate on Monday. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the national pass rate was 75.8 percent, from 78.2 percent in 2013.
Oct 16, 2014
The Department of Basic Education in partnershipwith Tiger Brands Foundation have celebrated the serving of the 20 millionth meals to learnerssince the establishment of thein-School Breakfast Programme.The School Breakfast Programmemakes it possible for learners from...
Sep 09, 2014
South Africa has the worst maths and science teaching in the world according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) global competitiveness report. The country came last, 144th out of 144 countries, for maths and science teaching, according to the report released on Monday.
Jun 26, 2014
The Presidency has announced the new ministerial clusters which have been constituted to improve coordination within government and enhance the delivery of services. The Presidency said on Thursday the main functions of the clusters are to ensure the alignment of...
Jun 02, 2014
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Feb 14, 2014
The Mandela School of Science & Technology in Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, has opened its doors for 420 learners in Grades 8, 9 and 10 this month and expects to reach its full capacity of 700 learners, from grade 8 to 12, by 2016. The school, which was officially...
Feb 07, 2014
There was much celebration nationwide when the results of the 2013 Grade 12 school exam, still commonly referred to as matric – showed a 4% improvement over the 2012 results. The overall pass rate came out at 78%. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega was extremely...
Jan 09, 2014
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday that government would continue to uphold the various resolutions adopted at its October 2013 Road Safety Summit, which aimed to halve the number of fatalities on South African roads by 2020, but also appealed to...
Jan 07, 2014
The 2013 matric pass rate exceeded the basic education department's target by reaching 78.2%, Minister Angie Motshekga said in Johannesburg on Monday. In 2012 it was 73.9%, she said in Johannesburg.
Aug 09, 2013
Steel producer and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa has completed and handed over the state-of-the-art R45-million Mandela Park Primary School, which was built in Slovo Park, Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape.
Feb 26, 2013
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) aimed to pilot a biometrics system within public schools to assess its viability and effectiveness in enforcing teacher accountability in South Africa. The department was expected to analyse the potential cost and timeframes,...
Nov 09, 2012
Newspapers recently announced the start of the annual matric exam trek for thousands of school learners. One could virtually hear the drum roll as the country waits, with bated breath, to see what the results will be. It is not only the matric pass rate that is of...
Sep 07, 2012
South Africa needs to embrace the responsibilities that come with the freedom and the rights it gained when the country became a democracy in 1994 and produce leaders who will not conform to dominant paradigms, but rather lead according to what society needs, says...