Matric Results 2016

Education activist calls on government to prioritise maths

Education activist, Hendrick Makaneta, says government should pay mathematics teachers higher salaries in order to attract qualified professionals who leave the education sector for better-paying jobs.

Makaneta says maths teachers should be paid five times more than their current salary package on condition that they improve the performance of pupils in 2018.

You can't run away from the fact that mathematics is one of the subjects that are very key.

Hendrick Makaneta, education activist

We need to prioritise maths because we are doing well in other fields.

Hendrick Makaneta, education activist

The proposal is, that let there be a pilot programme for a period of three years and have targets. By so doing, you are also bringing back those who have left the profession and those who are very good in mathematics and want to come back and assist but cannot do so because of low salaries.

Hendrick Makaneta, education activist

Listen to the full interview below...


Read More
Maths and science -  why are we in the lowest ranks?

Maths and science - why are we in the lowest ranks?

Bruce Whitfield speaks to two mathematics experts to try and find solutions to the current problems in South Africa.

Foundation phase is key to good matric results - education expert

Foundation phase is key to good matric results - education expert

The importance of teaching children how to read and understand maths and science is pivotal, says Professor Elbie Henning.

Matric results given Umalusi thumbs up, Giyani grades withheld

Matric results given Umalusi thumbs up, Giyani grades withheld

Results for the Matric 2016 are expected to be released on January 5.

Failing learners may cause irreparable damage to performance

Failing learners may cause irreparable damage to performance

Holding children back a grade leaves them demotivated from continuing and completing school argues education expert.

Children not getting enough maths exposure in early childhood

Children not getting enough maths exposure in early childhood

Maths learning should start in the early childhood learning stage by introducing children to numerics and dimensions.

Minister Motshekga points finger at poor maths teaching

Minister Motshekga points finger at poor maths teaching

Minister acknowledges there is a crisis in the teaching and learning of maths in the public schooling system, calls for overhaul.

Govt looks to Asian countries in hopes of turning education (and maths) around

Govt looks to Asian countries in hopes of turning education (and maths) around

Minister Motshekga is hosting an indaba to address the challenges facing SA's education system.

SA takes lessons from other countries to address poor performance in maths

SA takes lessons from other countries to address poor performance in maths

Basic Education is currently holding a three day maths indaba to find ways to address poor leaner performance in mathematics.

BED's decision on math pass level has been misunderstood - Mary Metcalfe

BED's decision on math pass level has been misunderstood - Mary Metcalfe

BED decision applies only to learners who have passed all other subjects and will continue only with maths literacy.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Popular articles
8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

We thought we'd let you in on some facts about sought after, award-winning journo Jacques Pauw, author of The President's Keepers.

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

Shower Savvy is a Jerry can look-alike that one can stand on while taking a shower which stores up to 10 litres of grey water.

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

A PDF version of the book has been doing the rounds since Sars and the State Security Agency threatened legal action.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Author Amanda Ndiki, celibate for 6 years describes her journey and how celibacy helped mend her sense of self.

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Nikiwe Bikitsha, who is on a fact-finding mission in Mauritius courtesy of Standard Bank.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?