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Labour prospects grim for matriculants: Economist

Prospects are not looking too great for recent matric graduates seeking to enter the job market, especially in light of a worsening economic situation in the country. With several union strikes, price hikes, and an ongoing electricity crisis at South Africa’s sole energy provider, Eskom, job opportunities have become few[…]

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Minstrels wait in anticipation

Political parties, the public and a number of local civil society organisations have expressed their concern for the future of the annual Minstrel Carnival after numerous glitches surfaced this year. The recent cancellation has also sparked widespread anger from Cape Town residents who regard the Minstrel Parade as a highly[…]

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Beauvallon’s pass rate unsurprising: Save Our Schools

Save Our Schools co-ordinator Vanessa le Roux says it is unsurprising that less than 50% of Beauvallon High School’s Matric candidates were successful in the National Examinations given the atmosphere surrounding them for most of 2014. Beauvallon was the only school out of 17 earmarked for closure by the Western[…]

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Medupi will go online in June: Eskom

Despite lingering concerns over the long term sustainability of the country’s power grid, utility provider Eskom has sought to assure South Africans that there is little possibility of load shedding over the course of the next week. This comes after Eskom was forced to conduct much needed maintenance over the[…]

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CAPS curriculum more strenuous: Matriculants

The final exam results of the matric class of 2014 has received mixed responses from the public, following a drop in the overall percentage in the Western Cape from 85.1% in 2013, to 82.2% in 2014. However, some matric students attribute this decline to the challenging Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement[…]

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CAPS system showing signs of quality: Umalusi

The education system in South Africa is showing signs of quality despite a drop in the Matric pass rate, according a spokesperson for educational oversight body, Umalusi. This comes after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshegka, announced a 75.8% pass rate for the class of 2014; a drop from the previous[…]

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WCED to address drop in matric pass rate

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has acknowledged that there were several factors and changes in the education system that may have contributed to a drop in the province’s overall matric pass rate. The final ratings for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams were revealed by Basic Education minister Angie[…]

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WCape delay in results helps learners

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said the delay of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results in the province is meant to help Grade 12 learners. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the results at 6pm on Monday evening, however learners in the Western Cape will have[…]

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