Education Archives - Youth Capital

What marks do I need to pass matric?

17 May 2021

Young people in matric this year and those rewriting their matric will start their mid-year exams very soon. One of the questions possibly running through their minds is ” what marks do I need to pass matric?”. There are different categories for passing matric, namely Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor. Each category includes grades you need to obtain; it also allows learners […]

Siyavula & Foonda Mate: free resources to prep for the matric re-write.

22 Apr 2021

Matrics ‘on the fringe’ is Youth Capital’s research brief that reviewed the  Second Chance Matric Programme. This is a programme by the Department of Basic Education that enables young people to re-write their matric exam or upgrade a subject. The brief takes into consideration the experiences of second-chancers, and quantifies that, at any given year, […]

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Second Chance Matric Programme: National Senior Certificate or Senior Certificate?

18 Mar 2021

 The Second Chance Matric Programme by the Department of Basic Education is for young people who want to obtain or improve their matric qualification. Read this post to find out whether you qualify to apply for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the Senior Certificate (SC).

Research | Matrics ‘on the Fringe’: a Review of the Second Chance Programme.

10 Mar 2021

Latest research by Youth Capital and Stellenbosch University’s Research on Social and Economic Policy (ReSEP) for the first time provides evidence that at any time, 250 000 young people are working towards a matric certificate outside of the full-time schooling system; but these young people are not reported by the Department of Basic Education. 

An Open Letter | Dear Matric 2020

22 Feb 2021

In this open letter to the 2020 matric learners, author Matome Motloutsi inspires young people to show up, do the work and sometimes take the chance to try again.  “Failures don’t define us, they simply refine us”. Best of luck!

 

Matric 2020 | How to cope with anxiety and how to rewrite.

19 Feb 2021

Are you nervous about waiting for your matric results? We have some tips on how to cope with stress and making a plan to re-write.

Media Statement: Our #ShiftTheDate petition and the search for clarity regarding matric 2020 re-write exams.

3 Feb 2021

Youth Capital released a petition on Friday 29 January 2021 to call on the DBE to #ShiftTheDate for the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Matric candidates to register to re-write their final exams. We have now taken down the petition and have clarified the process of registration with an official at the Department of Basic Education. We sincerely apologise if our petition created any more confusion – our intention was to raise what we believed to be an urgent issue for young South Africans.

Why we’re asking to #ShiftTheDate of the matric rewrite registration.

30 Jan 2021

This post was originally created to address the deadline to register for a National Senior Certificate matric re-write, which the Youth Capital team had understood to be on 28 February 2021. After calls and emails to the Department of Basic Education, we clarified that the cutoff date for the NSC is 12 March via manual registrations; the deadline for the Senior Certificate is 28 February for online registrations and 12 March for manual registrations at a distric office.

A Second Chance at the Matric Exam: Ukhanyo Foundation.

9 Jul 2020

Philippi based Ukhanyo Foundation was started in January 2019 of its founder’s commitment to support young people to reach their dreams, starting with completing their matric exam through the Second Chance Programme.

How to set up a remote academic support group for high school students.

14 May 2020

Only 37% of Grade 1 students complete Grade 12 in minimum time. What happens to the remaining 63%? Their challenges go unseen. This is why setting academic support groups can make a big difference in a student’s life. In this post, some Youth Capital Influencers will tell you what to consider when setting yours up.

WhatsApp Chat | The importance of a routine and setting boundaries during the pandemic.

8 May 2020

In our latest Mental Health Webinar with Clinical Pshycologist and Mental Health Consultant Alexa Scher, we discussed the importance of setting a routine and managing healthy relationships during lockdown.

Repetition, Progression and the Need for a Catch-up Plan.

6 May 2020

South Africa’s education policy has repetition constraints and progression criteria. Find out why having a catch-up strategy for progressed students is critical in supporting them for a successful education journey.

#TheNewNormal of lockdown in South Africa

24 Apr 2020

In our latest WhatsApp Webinar on Public Health, Dr Kerrin Begg shines some light on the latest development of Level 4 of South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy. If you’re wondering about masks and the Coronavirus vaccine, this is for you!

The National Youth Policy draft 2030 needs you(th) to be a success.

15 Apr 2020

The National Youth Policy 2030 is open for comments. In this  post we breakdown the components of the NYP2030 to make sure that we all understand its  objective, key focus areas and time frame and the role we play as young people in giving direction and input on how to make the policy happen. 

How to Flatten the Curve: Q & A on the Corona Virus in South Africa

19 Mar 2020

This post is based on a WhatsApp Webinar hosted by Youth Capital’s Project Lead and Public Health Researcher Kristal Duncan-Williams with 250 young South Africans. During the webinar, Kristal explained the facts about the virus, safety measures to adopt and busted the myths around that. If you’ve been wondering on whether ‘to mask or not to mask’, this post is for you!

Listen | How young people can shift gears on youth unemployment.

6 Mar 2020

Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams engaged in a very interesting conversation with Songezo Macebe on The View Point, the evening show on SAFm. 

Youth Voices: An Untold Story of Success.

13 Nov 2019

When considering vocational trades in South Africa, there is a danger of a single story.

Young South Africans’ experience of the TVET system.

11 Oct 2019

For one million young South Africans like Lotsolatile, vocational and skills training offers young South Africans an opportunity to upgrade skills and pursue new career pathways every year.

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