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The Department of Basic Education

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Home Education

Thutong South African Education Portal

South African Qualifications Authority

National Senior Certificate - Opportunity In Your Hand

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Western Cape Government

Bill of Rights (Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa)

Umalusi: Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training


Advanced College

Schools and College 

Advantage Learn

National Benchmark Test: All You Need to Know

African Marine Solutions

‘Full Steam Ahead for Grade 11 Maritime Economics Learners!’

Afrika News

‘The Africanization of the Education System in South Africa’

Algoa FM

‘Umalusi Approves Release of 2017 Matric Results’

Brand South Africa

‘A Parent’s Guide To Schooling’

‘South Africa’s Mother Tongue Education Challenge’

British International Colleges and Schools

British International Distance College

Business Tech

‘First Virtual School Launched in South Africa’

Cambridge International

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College SA

Types of Educational Institutions in South Africa

Tips For Writing Matric Exams

Calibre Education

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Education: College SA

Education in South Africa 

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Education Policy: School Fees


‘APS Scores: Why They Matter’

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Expat Cape Town

Education in South Africa

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Go Study

Making Subject Choices in Grade 9

How To Pass Matric

Matric Results

Bachelors, Diploma and Higher Certificate Pass Requirements Explained


National Senior Certificate

Grade 11 IeBTs Mathematics and Physical Science

Intergate Immigration

South African School Information For Foreign Parents

Independent Online

‘Top Matrics Robbed of As – Teachers’, by Michelle Jones

‘Matric: No More Names in Paper?’, by Ilse Fredericks

‘Matric CASS Marks Higher Than Final’, by Leanne Jansen

‘How To Get A Matric At Home’, by Wayne Hugo

‘Public vs Private Schooling: These Are The Facts’

Mail & Guardian

‘IEB Class of 2017 Shines as Matric Results Are Released’, by Lucky Ditaunyane

‘“Third Language” Lost in Translation’, by Lucky Ditaunyane

‘Setting Strong Standards’, by Linda Longhurst (The Witness)

‘Matric: Experts Warn Against Comparisons’, by Faranaaz Parker

Master Maths

Choosing Mathematical Literacy as a Subject


‘The Matric Results Release Date for the Matric Class of 2017 is 4 January 2018’

Matriculation Board: Universities South Africa


My Lawyer

Differences Between Public and Private Schools in South Africa

National Benchmark Tests Project

Interpreting Your Results

Nelson Mandela University

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News 24

‘Schools must offer African language from Grade 1’, by Genevieve Quintal

‘Help Your Child Choose the Right School Subjects’

‘My Matric Story: “I Didn't Get a B Pass But I Still Fulfilled My Dreams”’

'Progressed Learners' Could Affect Matric Pass Rate’, by Jeff Wicks and Mpho Raborife

‘IEB is Not Necessarily Better- Crawford College Sandton Principal’, by James de Villiers

Nic Spaull

‘Language(s) of Learning in South Africa’, by Nic Spaull

Parent 24

‘Which Foreign Languages Can My Child Learn at School in SA?’, by Carin Bevan

Politics Web

‘2017 National Examinations Results Approved- Umalusi’, statement by Lucky Ditaunyane


DBE: Basic Education On Policy on Progression and Policy on Multiple Examination Opportunity


A ‘Two-Year Matric’ Keeps Pass Rate High

Roseway Waldorf School

What is the difference between IEB and NSC? What examinations do we write in Class 13 at Roseway?

Scimatics Solutions

Misconceptions About IEB

Skills Universe

CAT And National Policy on Assessment

Smart Kids

South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute 

South African Homeschool Curriculum 

‘GED® Homeschool Grade 12 Equivalent’, by Shirley Erwee and Wendy Young

‘High School Homeschool’, by Shirley Erwee and Wendy Young

‘Cambridge Homeschool Matric’, by Shirley Erwee and Wendy Young

Sowetan Live

‘Pass Mark Debate Highlights Need For Teacher Development in Maths’

St. Dominic’s Priory School

Curriculum and Assessment

Teacher Magazine

‘Debunking Education Myths’, by Andreas Schleicher.

Tech Teachers

The “Designated List”, C.A.T. and University Entrance

The Economist

‘South Africa Has One of the World’s Worst Education Systems’

University of Cape Town

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University of the Witwatersrand

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