As the school year comes to an end, many parents are not in the financial position to be able to pay for their children's school fees. Which has made many parents wonder if their children's school reports would be withheld if payments are not made in full.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, says the credibility of the two leaked exams is compromised so there should be no debate about whether the rewrite should take place.

The Department of Basic Education has released the 2019 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study report and has lead to the Department being concerned when it comes to the pace of improvements in maths and science.

The high school dropouts in the Western Cape has increased, this comes as the effect of Covid-19 on schooling caused many matrics not to complete their final year. 

Eastern Cape schools have been lacking infrastructure for years and the lack of funding to improve this has left students in classrooms without roofs and dangerous sanitation facilities. 

After the announcement of the matric exam rewrite the South African Teachers' Union (Sadtu) plans to take this to court and overturn the decision made by the Department of Basic Education. 

Western Cape MEC, Debbie Schaefer urges learners to cooperate with the Basic Education Department by rewriting the two leaked exam papers, despite many teacher's unions opposed to the rewrite. 

Green School, an environmental school based in Bali will be opening its first South African location in the Cape Winelands in 2021. 

The Eastern Cape Education Department has faced some challenges this year but it is still gunning for an 80% pass rate for matric learners in the province. Recently, KwaZulu-Natal also set a pass rate of 80%.


This time last year, the Western Cape had 64 465 candidates registered to write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam. This year, close to 100 000 candidates have registered to write.