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MATRIC RESULTS AND SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

MEDIA STATEMENT 9 JANUARY 2017   MATRIC RESULTS AND SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS  For matriculants, the focus now turns to the future, and prospects for work and study. One of the most dangerous side-effects of the narrow national preoccupation with matric is the way in which it is painted as a guaranteed gateway to

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MATRIC RESULTS AN INDICATOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOLING IN CRISIS

PRE-MATRIC RESULTS MEDIA STATEMENT, 4 JANUARY 2017 MATRIC RESULTS AN INDICATOR OF PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN CRISIS Excessive pressure is brought to bear on learners, teachers, principals, and education bureaucrats for the sake of the annual shindig that is the national matric results announcement. The matric pass percentage is a superficial and misleading indicator of

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EC SCHOOL VISITS REPORT LAUNCH

As of yesterday, 29 November 2016, it is now illegal for any school in South Africa not to have access to water, electricity or toilets, and for any school to be built of wood, mud, asbestos, or zinc. In cases where this school infrastructure law (known formally as Regulations relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and

Equal Education calls for Grade 12 exams to proceed uninterrupted in King William’s Town!

  This morning, on Wednesday 26 October, learners in King William’s Town embarked on protest action at Hoërskool De Vos Malan. While the protest action was organised independently of the formal leadership structures within Equal Education, the aggrieved learners include members of Equal Education. As far as Equal Education is aware, the reason for this