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New planetarium opens in South Africa

New planetarium opens in South Africa

A new planetarium has been opened at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Joburg, part of an agreement between the Department of Basic Education and China. At the opening, the minister also gave an update on the progress of teaching Mandarin in South African schools.

Library brings culture of reading

Library---thumbThe community of Batharos will encourage its children to read now that TT Lekalake Primary School has its own library, thanks to the efforts of Brand South Africa and its partners.

Motsepe Foundation gives R117m to South African education

Motsepe Foundation gives R117m to South African education

To improve education, the Motsepe Foundation will invest more than R100-million over the next decade in three sporting and cultural competitions organised by the Department of Basic Education. Football, netball, choral and traditional music will benefit from the donation.

South African matric pass rate 2014: 75.8%

South Africa's matric class of 2014 achieved a pass rate of 75.8% - a drop of 2.4 percentage points from the year before, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday, saying the decrease was not unexpected as the bar has been raised to enhance the quality and standard of Grade 12 graduates.
database to help unemployed teachers

Database to help unemployed teachers

The Department of Basic Education has created a national recruitment database to ensure that qualified teachers are employed and to cut down on turnaround times in filling vacant teaching posts across the country.

Brand SA’s Sowetan Dialogues address high school dropout rate

High school dropout rates were first on the agenda at the Brand South Africa Soweto Dialogues on education, with residents and education experts tackling how to reduce the number of children leaving school early. 

Class of 2012 does it better

South Africa’s matric pass rate for 2012 showed an improvement over last year – 73.9% of pupils made the grade, up 3.7% from the 70.2% who passed at the end of 2011.
One step closer to better education

Why we need a literate nation

Literacy plays a vital role in the growth and development of any nation, and research has shown that the higher the rate of literacy, the better the potential to succeed.
Instilling a love of reading

Maths and science the fun way

Local mobile operator 8ta has teamed up with other corporate partners and the Department of Basic Education to take EduC8, a nationwide matric maths and science revision campaign, to more locations across South Africa.
Education at the movies

Maths and science the fun way

Over a hundred matriculants flocked to the Ster Kinekor at Sandton City to attend EduC8, an innovative maths and science revision programme where pre-recorded sessions are shown on the big screen.


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