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Countdown30 December 2015 – On Tuesday 5 January at 18h00 the Minister of Basic Education will release the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric results in a live broadcast on SABC1. From Wednesday 6 January the close to 800,000 candidates from the class of 2015 will be able to learn their individual results. 

Global Teacher Prize logo18 December 2015 - The Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize recognises exceptional teachers and shines a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society. This month the Top 50 Finalists of the 2016 edition have been announced and two South African teachers stand a chance to win this $1 million award.

Vodacom logo thumbnail8 December 2015 - Find out how the Vodacom Foundation is helping to change lives and uplift the nation by supporting communities through education, healthcare, safety and security. 

81XrbnbF9oL24 November 2015 - Educational developer Chipa Thomas Maimela was announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert joining the more than 5,600 educators in the MIE programme worldwide. Chipa works at the eLearning Centre for Learning, Teaching and Development  and is the founder of Physical Sciences Break 1.0. 

HPB-u MV 400x40018 November 2015 -  Be part of the isiZulu Living Dictionary and make a contribution to the development of this great digital resource in a fun and easy way. In this first Mini Word Marathon people will get together online to collect and translate words related to digital technology and modern-day living.

camera12 November 2015 - The 2015 Southern African Science Lens competition invites professional and amateur photographers to capture and submit stunning, dramatic, spectacular images related to science and technology. The competition includes an Instagram component for everyone to appreciate science in our everyday lives.

SACE logo9 November 2015 - The South African Council of Educators (SACE), in partnership with the DBE and social partners, hosted a gala dinner on 30 October, 2015, to honour South Africa’s teachers as part of the Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TSAP). 

Story Bosso finalists2 November 2015 - Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has announced the shortlist of 15 nominees for its ‘Story Bosso’ storytelling competition. Celebrity judges will now assist Nal’ibali literacy activists in deciding South Africa’s first Story Bosso and two runners-up.

Graduation cap21 October 2015 - On Wednesday 14 October, 72 youth from Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga received their Vodacom ICT Youth Academy certificates at a festive graduation ceremony that took place at Vodaworld in Midrand. Over the next few weeks similar ceremonies will be hosted in the other six provinces.

heart-rate-ekg-ecg-heart-beat thumbnail12 October 2015 - Recognising both the extremely important part that teachers play in our society and the challenges that they face on a daily basis, the Department of Basic Education has launched the Teachers Appreciation and Support Programme with the theme Teachers: the Heartbeat of the Nation.