The Department of Basic Education has announced that the 2020 Grade 12s will concurrently write mid-year and final examinations between 5 November and 15 December.
While campus-based learning has been put on hold as the country prepares to move to Level 4 of the national COVID-19 lockdown, interventions have been put in place for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector.
The Department of Basic Education has clarified that only senior officials in the education sector will return to work on 4 May to prepare for the eventual reopening of schools.
Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 400 000 funding applications for the 2019 financial year.
From 2019, supplementary exams will no longer take place in March but rather in June, says the Basic Education Department (DBE).
Today is the last day for those 2017 matriculants who still need to register for the supplementary examinations, to do so.
The 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) overall pass rate is 75.1%, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced on Thursday evening.
Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has encouraged pupils, who are sitting for their 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC) final examinations, to remain focused on their studies.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Acting National Commissioner, James Smalberger, says the department is ready to for this year's matric examinations.