South Africa’s mathematics shocker

Mathematics performance among South African learners remains shockingly poor, as more learners choose to take Mathematics Literacy over core Mathematics. The recent matric results announced by Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga reflected a pass rate of 76.2%,...

South Africa’s “real” matric pass rate is 44%

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga today announced the pass rate for the matric class of 2020 is 76.2%, down 5.1% from 2019’s matric pass rate of 81.3%. This, however, only tells part of the story. Looking at the number of learners that enrolled in 2018, it...

Here are South Africa’s matric results for 2020

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has published the matric results for the 2020 cohort, with the group achieving a pass rate of 76.2%. This is a drop of 5.1 percentage points compared to the 2019 matric pass rate (81.3%). A total of 607,226 candidates entered...