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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.

Stats SA survey reveals education gap between race groups

10 June 2019, 10:03 AM

Stats SA Chief Director Isabelle Schmidt says there’s a gap between different population groups in terms of access to higher education. According to the Statistics South Africa General Household Survey of 2018, more South Africans have greater access to basic education since its inception in 2002. 

Education department needs assistance in school safety: Organization

4 June 2019, 4:36 PM

An organization called Hope Restoration Ministries has reacted to the fatal stabbing, which occurred on Monday, of a Grade 10 learner by saying responsibility for school safety cannot be left solely  to the Basic Education Department.

Education dept blames service providers for delay in delivery of braille textbooks

6 April 2019, 7:38 AM

The Department of Basic Education has blamed its service providers for the delay in meeting the deadline to deliver braille textbooks to special schools.

Ramaphosa lauds ZCC, laments infrastructure backlog in education, health

20 March 2019, 10:01 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government should move with speed to address the backlogs of infrastructure in the education and health sectors

N West Education Dept condemns teaching interruption

11 March 2019, 6:08 PM

The Department of Basic Education has condemned the ongoing interruption of learners’ education due to lack of scholar transport in some areas of Madibeng in the North West province.

Makangwane High School container classrooms

Court rules against education dept on unsafe school infrastructure

12 February 2019, 1:32 PM

The High Court in Polokwane has ruled against the Limpopo Education Department in a matter involving Makangwane High School in Senwabarwana whose classrooms have been declared unsafe.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa pays tribute to those who contribute to education

21 January 2019, 10:51 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to all those who are playing a critical role in the provision of education in the country.

Elijah Mhlanga

Dept of Education warns matriculants against bogus institutions

9 January 2019, 8:18 AM

The Basic Education Department has advised 2018 matriculants to check if the institutions of higher learning at which they would like to study are legitimate.

SA education system remains unequal

4 January 2019, 9:38 PM

South Africa’s education system remains unequal.  The recent matric results clearly demonstrate that the education system is biased towards those who have financial means.



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