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South Africa’s ‘real’ matric pass rate is far lower than government’s figures: DA

The opposition Democratic Alliance says the country’s 2021 matric results are not a true reflection of the number of students who are failed by the country’s education system.

January 21, 2022
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Ramaphosa holds meetings around new basic income grant for South Africa – and extending R350 Covid grant

President Cyril Ramaphosa, finance minister Enoch Godongwana and social development minister Lindiwe Zulu held meetings with civil society this week to discuss the possible extension of South Africa’s R350 social relief of distress (SRD) grant beyond March 2022 – and the introduction of a basic income grant.

January 21, 2022
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World Bank approves R11.4 billion loan for South Africa

The World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $750 million (R11.4 billion) development policy loan.

January 21, 2022
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New school certificate to be introduced in South Africa from 2022

The Department of Basic Education will pilot the new General Education Certificate (GEC) at hundreds of South African schools in 2022, with plans to roll out the certificate to all schools in the country by the 2024 school year.

January 21, 2022
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Here are South Africa’s matric results for 2021

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has published the matric results for the 2021 cohort.

January 21, 2022
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Government deciding on how to lift South Africa’s state of disaster: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is considering whether or not the country will continue with the National State of Disaster legislation currently in place.

January 20, 2022
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Move to force timetable change at schools in South Africa

The opposition Democratic Alliance has announced a legal challenge to South Africa’s lockdown regulations around schools and rotational timetables.

January 20, 2022
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How much money teachers earn in South Africa

South Africa doesn’t graduate an adequate number of teachers to meet the supply and demand, and a retiring teacher base is starting to skew pupil to teacher ratios in the country’s classrooms.

January 19, 2022
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Price hikes planned for universities in South Africa

The Department of Higher Education has proposed that South Africa’s universities increase tuition fees by 4.3% and student accommodation by 6.3% in 2022.

January 19, 2022
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Call for eased lockdown rules in South Africa

Under current level 1 regulations, the number of people permitted at an indoor gathering is 1,000, while the number of people permitted at outdoor events is 2,000.

January 19, 2022
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Legal challenge to end South Africa’s state of disaster

Trade union Solidarity and civil rights group Afriforum have announced a legal challenge to South Africa’s state of disaster.

January 18, 2022
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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Education department says it will abide by the ruling of the court when it comes to publishing matric results; Eskom is planning even more price hikes; coalition parties lambaste the ANC and EFF for causing chaos in Joburg; and Zuma launches yet another legal bid against the State Capture Commission.

January 18, 2022
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