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Support your matriculant no matter what the outcome

With the release of the matric results on Tuesday evening, the anticipation and nerves of those awaiting their achievements must be running at an all-time high. Professor at the University of Pretoria, Kobus Maree has reminded parents of matriculants that now is not the time to play the blame-game but[…]

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Kaapse Klopse proves that local is always lekker

by Aneeqah Du Plessis Thousands of performers all masked in painted faces, draped in sequined outfits, blasting sounds from their brass bands came together on the streets of Cape Town over the weekend in celebration of the “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” celebrations. The Cape Town Street Parade that took place on[…]

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Matric results are ready for release – Umalusi

Around 787,000 matric candidates eagerly await their results, which have met the quality assurance standards of Umalusi and have been approved for release. Umalusi spokesperson Lucky Ditaunyane said everything went smoothly this year. He noted that a 3 000 drop in the number of candidates who sat for the National[…]

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No such thing as ‘failing’ matric, says expert

As matriculants mentally prepare themselves for the results of the most important examination in their lives , a local professor reminds parents to be supportive, regardless of the outcome. Professor Kobus Marais holds a doctorate in career counselling, psychology and learning facilitation in mathematics. He explained that the nerves are[…]

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CT gearing up for minstrel carnival

Minstrel-lovers can expect a caravansary of colour, sequins, song, drumbeats and dance as the Kaapse Klopse bursts onto Cape Town’s streets on Friday. The Tweede Nuwe Jaar carnival will start from Hanover Street in District Six and head towards the City Hall, where they will march in a horse-shoe shape[…]

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Sahuc releases accredited operators list for 1441

Shortly after arriving back from a hajj protocol meeting in Saudi Arabia, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has released its list of accredited Hajj operators for the year 1441 / 2020. The regulator has announced that there will be 19 local Hajj operators who have been IATA[…]

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