Gautrain introduces new student travel pass discount

Gautrain has recently introduced a new dedicated student travel pass discount. As of March 1, students travelling on the Gautrain will afford a 25 percent saving on their Gautrain trips. All full-time students under 25 years and registered with an accredited higher-learning institution in Gauteng qualify for a 25 percent saving between any two Gautrain […]

MEC Lesufi pleased with Gauteng matric 2020 pass rate

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that he was relieved that the matric class of 2020 in the province achieved an 83.8% pass rate. In an unprecedented school year hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and several lockdowns, Lesufi said that it was a tough time for teachers, parents, and pupils. “Among the top 10, six […]

Matric Results 2020: These are the provincial pass rates

The Class of 2020 achieved an overall pass rate of 76.2%. Here is the provincial breakdown of the pass rates. In other news – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena pushed hubby Robert down the stairs & stabbed him, their child reveals all Isibaya actress Zinhle Ngwenya allegedly attacked her husband Robert Mugabe Ngwenya with a bottle of perfume, a broomstick, […]

WC matric pass rate drops to below 80% for first time since 2010

The Western Cape has just missed out on achieving an 80% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results, making it the first time since 2010 that the province has not achieved this feat. On Monday, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that the national NSC pass rate stands at 76.2% – a […]

David Makhura takes a pass while Health MEC Mokgethi gets COVID vaccine

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said he was not receiving the jab because health care workers come first. He is on a walkabout at the at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg to see the process where 40 people are getting the jab on Wednesday. Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi is among the first front-line […]

KZN Education Dept stands firm, sets 80% matric pass target despite Covid-19 learning disruption

The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department is standing firm on its 80% matric pass rate target, despite concerns from teachers’ unions and an education expert that setting targets is unrealistic this year, a year in which pupils were away from the classroom for months due to the national lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. The target was […]

South Africa set to pass new border law

SA passes new border law which might affect many Zimbabweans. Zimbabwe Cross-Border Traders Association (ZCBTA) secretary-general Augustine Tawanda told NewsDay Business that they have already made a proposal to the government on what can be done to reduce human traffic while goods continue to flow across the border. Zimbabwean cross-border traders say they will find […]

Police announce what’s needed for citizens to pass through roadblocks

Police announce what’s needed for citizens to pass through roadblocks. The Zimbabwe Republic Police has specified the documents required for members of the public to pass through roadblocks and checkpoints in line with the COVID19 national measures announced by President Mnangagwa on Tuesday. The documents considered for movement exemptions are clustered as follows: a) Health […]

SA COVID-19 positive cases pass 100,000 mark

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 101,590. According to the Department of Health, 1, 353 176 tests have been conducted. There has been a further 61 COVID-19 related deaths — 39 from Western Cape, 18 from the Eastern Cape, 3 from KwaZulu Natal, and 1 from Limpopo. This brings the total […]