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Education department denies lowering mathematics pass requirements reports

29 December 2019, 4:46 PM

The Department of Basic Education says social media post suggesting that the minimum pass requirements for mathematics have been “lowered to 20%” for Grades 7 to 9, is fake news.

Class of 2019 urged to use SABC Education Matric Results Services

20 December 2019, 1:41 PM

The public broadcaster in partnership with the Department of Basic Education calls on matriculants to register on the SABC’s 2019 matric results service in order to get their final examination results.

South Africa’s new sex education curriculum is seen by some as infringing on the rights of parents.

Sex education raises questions about the role of the state in South Africa

30 November 2019, 10:36 AM

Parents or guardians have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, and have the right to be consulted by state authorities with respect to the form that education should take and to take part in its governance.

Elijah Mhlanga

Grade 9 proposal does not mean the end of their education: Elijah Mhlanga

29 September 2019, 1:10 PM

The Basic Education Department is at pains to clarify that its proposed General Education Certificate (GEC) for grade nine learners does not mean the end of their education.


SABC embarks on national Education Career expo in Mpumalanga

30 August 2019, 3:59 PM

The SABC has embarked on a national Education Career expo in Mbombela, Mpumalanga exposing learners from various schools to the different career paths.

Reverent Kenneth Meshoe

ACDP calls on Education dept to do away with sex education in schools

17 August 2019, 1:45 PM

The ACDP is calling on the Department of Basic Education to do away with Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) at schools. The opposition party marched to the department’s head office in Pretoria on Saturday to demand that CSE be removed from the school curriculum.

Girl scholars wearing blue uniform

4IR a challenge in education sector

9 July 2019, 10:51 AM

Educational specialist, Professor Nosisi Feza, says the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the educational sector will be a huge challenge.

Fourth Industrial Revolution huge challenge in educational sector: Specialist

8 July 2019, 3:26 PM

Educational specialist, Professor Nosisi Feza, says the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the educational sector will be a huge challenge.

Noncedo Madubedube

Equal Education calls for Zukisa Faku to be removed

28 June 2019, 8:31 AM

Civil Society group, Equal Education (EE), has written to parliament raising concerns over Zukisa Faku, former Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Municipality, being the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education.

2018 matric pass rate is not entirely accurate: Equal Education

22 June 2019, 12:01 PM

Equal Education says the 2018 matric pass rate of 78% announced by the Basic Education Department is not entirely accurate as it ignores the number of learners who dropped out on the road to matric.



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