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Health Minister Mkhize tests positive for Covid-19

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), Mkhize said on Sunday. “I wish to inform the public that this afternoon [Sunday] my wife, Dr May Mkhize, and I have tested positive for Covid-19,” Mkhize said in a statement. “We decided to go[…]

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Marking of matric exam papers begins

Umalusi has approved the 2019 national senior certificate (NSC) exam results, saying there were no leaked exam papers this year. Lucky Ditaunyane, the spokesperson for the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) said they are happy that no major incidents were reported. “In other[…]

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Matric pass rate of 75.1% for 2017

The matric class of 2017 have achieved a pass rate of 75.1%‚ a 2.6 percentage points increase from 72.5% in the previous year. This is still down from a peak of 78.2% of matriculants who passed in 2013. The figure reflects the achievement of the 401‚435 matriculants who passed their[…]

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How to access your matric results

Western Cape matrics, the wait for your results is over! How to get your results​ On 5 January you can visit the Western Cape Education Department’s website (available from 2pm onwards). Go to your high school on 5 January 2018. Results should be available as from 11am (instead of 12pm as originally planned to[…]

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Top W.Cape students, schools honoured

As per annual tradition, Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, hosted a ceremony honouring the top achieving learners and schools in the Western Cape for 2015. In attendance at the ceremony was national minister for basic education, Angie Motshekga, who said she was honoured to have been invited to the occasion.[…]

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Education MEC praises class of 2015

Western Cape MEC for education, Debbie Schafer has heaped praised on the province’s class of 2015 after it secured the highest overall pass rate in the country. Not only was the Western Cape’s 84.7% the highest amongst all nine provinces, but it was also the only pass rate increase from[…]

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Spine Road High’s honours board for matriculants

A massive honours roll takes pride of place at the entrance to Spine Road High School in Mitchells Plain. The gold letters read: “First 100% Matric Class in Mitchell’s Plain” and underneath are the names of all of the matrics of 2014 who helped make history at the Cape Flats[…]

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Helpline inundated with calls from distressed matrics

The Department of Social Development’s matric helpline was inundated with calls from distressed pupils in their opening day on Wednesday. Social development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant told News24 that they had over 3 000 please call me’s and 2 000 callers in their first half of the day. She said they[…]

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Hard work pays off at Queen’s Park High

Matric pupils across the country have returned to their schools today to collect their National Senior Certificates, with pupils in the Western Cape able to collect their results from midday onwards. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the matric pass rate for the 2015 academic year is 70,7% which[…]

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