Miche Gertse endured years of illness throughout her school career but her perseverance earned her the ministerial award.
Disciplinary hearings for learners from High Quality Independent High School who are suspected of cheating in the matric exams last year have begun.
The older brother of Kutlwano Garesape, who was killed while trying to defend his mother from an attacker, thought he would not pass his matric year.
Those wanting to pursue a tertiary education are fighting for 25 038 spaces in first-year undergraduate programmes in KZN public universities.
More than 10 000 matriculants who receive social grants dropped out of school before writing their final exams last year.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is determined to harshly deal with those found guilty of group copying.
KZN pupils who have failed the matric examinations have been encouraged to "try again" through the Second Chance Programme.
Thapelo Kheswa, 22, managed to pass his matric after untangling himself from a life of gangsterism that claimed the lives of some of his accomplices.
Archbishop Emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane has described the matric pass rate of 1.8% as "actually quite poor".
The DA in KZN has slammed the Basic Education Department over what it labelled an “extravagant” function to recognise the province’s top achievers.
We are not simply celebrating their conquering of adversity, we are subconsciously romanticising the dehumanising black condition, ...
We are expected to clap hands and say the African child is getting an education while the true reflection is something else, ...
The DBE has dismissed claims hat the department has “culled” the number of pupils to get a higher pass rate in the National Senior Certificate exams.
Armed with seven distinctions, determination and an open attitude to learn from the world, Sasasa Dlamini booked a place at Harvard University.
The ANC in eThekwini denied that the municipality had spent millions of rands on holding a night vigil to wait for matric results earlier this week.