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After a month of constructing a building to hold the Plett Rage event, the unexpected happens and organisers take tough decisions.

The period between completing an assignment or an exam and receiving your marks back can be extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing for a student. To cope with this stress period, a SHAWCO representative offers 5 tips.


The Higher Certificate Pass is the lowest National Senior Certificate (NSC) Pass level that a student can attain above just receiving the NSC. Nonetheless, despite this fact, a student who has passed with a Higher Certificate Pass still has ample opportunity for certain types of further education and jobs that only require a Higher Certificate qualification.

There are a few ways that a matric student can pass their matric year with a National Senior Certificate (NSC), and a Diploma Pass is just one of them. Although the Diploma Pass does not offer the same post-matric options as a Bachelor’s Pass, it still has a lot to offer a student.

The Final Matric exam period has not been without challenges for most learners. Two matric learners discuss what it has been like to write exams amid blackouts and water restrictions 

As final exams are almost over, Minister Schäfer encourages Grade 12 learners to consider the risks of attending social events during the pandemic. 

Should you be an IEB learner and you're wishing that you could have a second go at that Matric exam, you can. You will need to apply to have a Matric rewrite through a supplementary examination, here's how to do so.

Are you an IEB Matric learner and you're not satisfied with the results you got? Don't worry too much, you can apply for your papers to be re-marked or re-checked. Here's how.

The Class of 2021 is now in the middle of their final Matric examination, with exams coming to an end in December for  Matrics. Here's when IEB learners should expect their final Matric results to be released.

The National Senior Certificate examinations for the 2021 Grade 12 learners are well underway and the Department of Basic Education says that it is confident that everything will progress well. 

Unisa's College of Education's Engaged Scholarship Project team provided the 2021 Matrics with Spring classes in order to give them extra support before they began writing their final examinations. 

Mathanzima Mweli, the Basic Education Director-General, is now  encouraging matriculants to continue to do their best as they write their final exams. Mweli visited camps where students continue with revision lessons.

Taking that big step to change your career is difficult. But can you really become an Accountant without a degree or equivalent tertiary qualification?

In a country where the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Matric Certificate is a powerful career document, lacking one is never a good idea. If your matric certificate is lost or damaged, don’t stress, read below for answers.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer wishes matrics well as they begin writing their final examinations, urging them to take good care of themselves during this exam period. These wishes were echoed by various ministers. 

Angie Motshekga encourages Grade 12 learners not to cheat during their final examinations. Learners are encouraged to remain honest and do their best.

The first day of Grade 12 final examinations of 2021 took place without any interruptions by loadshedding or COVID-19 which has left the Department of Basic Education feeling quite relieved.

Independent Institute of Education (IIE’s) Varsity College offers students the opportunity to pursue qualifications in a wide range of fields. The following is a guide for prospective students to follow when applying for the private college.



The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that the first day of the matric examination paper one was a success. 

The National Senior Certificate examination is one of the most crucial examinations as learners are at the threshold of their different careers after years of primary and secondary schooling. 


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