Matric 2019

January 7, 2020

Matric 2019: Be humble and help others, advice from the best of the best

On Tuesday morning the department of basic education hosted a special breakfast to honour 30 top achieving students from the matric class of 2019.
January 7, 2020

Matric 2019: IEB pass rate drops to 98.82%

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is among a few schools that achieved a 100% pass rate in the Independent Examination Board (IEB) matric results.
January 6, 2020

Thousands of Nsfas students’ funding at risk

This year’s prospective students face the possibility of being refused financial aid due to missing documents, but Nsfas insists it didn’t lose them.
January 6, 2020

‘The system is on the rise.’ Matric pass rate hits 80%

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce that the matric pass rate has breached the 80% threshold for the first time.
January 6, 2020

‘We will not reward anarchy’: Pupils allegedly torch schools over results

As South African schools get ready to reopen next week, pupils and teachers at several schools around the country may find themselves sharing space or using temporary structures after school infrastructure was either torched or vandalised recently.
January 6, 2020

Cautious optimism as the Class of 2019 awaits its fate

While some provinces are holding their breath with cautious optimism, others are hoping against hope for a better matric outcome than the previous year.
January 5, 2020

Get your matric results in your inbox

Are you anxiously awaiting the matric results? Here's how you can get your results emailed to you as soon as they are available.
January 6, 2020

Class of 2019: Don’t lose hope after results

This week is a very significant one for the thousands of young people anxiously awaiting their matric results. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the outcome of the exams on Tuesday.
January 3, 2020

Umalusi gives 2019 matric results the green light

Quality assurance body Umalusi has approved the release of last year’s matric results, saying the department of basic education has managed to maintain the integrity of last year’s matric examinations.
March 26, 2019

How to land your first job

With years of hard work behind them, the real effort now starts for young people to get heir foot in the door of the world of work. Education experts Sifiso Mnisi and Fathima Razack provide some tips.
December 19, 2019

Top holiday jobs for students and matriculants to jump start their career

For graduates and matriculants, the prospects of life after studying can be exciting and unnerving. While long-term career decisions take careful consideration, a temporary job is a strategic move. It brings in money, adds to your CV and helps you integrate into the workforce.
December 2, 2019

Jobs jobs jobs. Get a digital copy of our Careers section here

From entry-level jobs to government positions to C-suite spots. You need it, it’s in here. It’s the City Press Careers section. Get your digital edition before it hits the physical shelves, and get the jump on your competitors.
April 5, 2019

Mind the gap: Expectation vs reality in your first job

For recent graduates who have now spent a year or two in the workplace, it might feel like winter is here to stay – for the rest of their lives – as the culture shock of the working world starts to kick in.
January 2, 2020

How to stand out in a competitive job market

For every job vacancy advertised in South Africa, around 92 people apply. To stand out in this highly competitive landscape, graduates need to make sure they demonstrate skills over and above what’s written on their graduation certificate
October 4, 2019

What can you do with an incomplete qualification?

Every year, thousands of South African youth drop out of university or college with an incomplete qualification.
October 10, 2019

The benefits of finding the time to upskill yourself outweigh the challenges

Trying to squeeze some personal development into your daily routine while building an empire, running a department or being part of a successful, high performing team is super challenging.
June 5, 2019

Preparing for exams

Former US president Benjamin Franklin said: ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.’Never have these words been truer than when it comes to studying. Cut this article out and stick it to a wall – you’ll need it.
January 1, 2020

5 resolutions that will boost your career

A new decade has arrived amid economic turmoil and political challenges, industry changes and uncertainties – globally as well as in South Africa. Ensure you set yourself up for success with these five resolutions.
June 7, 2015

How to become a nurse in SA

The SA Nursing Council has a huge database of institutions that offer nursing degrees or diplomas.
October 31, 2019

5 things successful professional women have in common that might surprise you

High-achieving, professional women come from different cultures, educational backgrounds and environments – but they have a few interesting character traits in common.
October 15, 2019

How to avoid entrepreneurial burnout

The modern workforce is tired and stressed. David Seinker has some tips to avoid burnout.
November 2, 2018

Minimum wage will be most detrimental to youth without degrees

On February 7 2017, then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa signed an agreement with representatives of big business and labour (excluding Cosatu) on an agreed National Minimum Wage.
June 7, 2019

Why young people cannot find work but businesses struggle to hire

Degrees are not the most important criteria when it comes to hiring – we must also look at behaviour, attitude and learning capabilities, writes Maryana Iskander.
March 12, 2019

Degrees don’t mean much in the new world of work

South Africa’s youth can no longer rely on the idea that a qualification – especially a degree – is an automatic license to enter the job market. In fact, the youth must get used to the mantra: “There are no jobs! But there is work”.
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March 29 2020