What do we mean when we say that education and unemployment in South Africa are connected? Find out why an educational qualification matters.
A matric certificate increases the likelihood of young people’s ability to secure work. But What happens when learners drop out of school before obtaining their matric certificate? Matrics ‘on the Fringe’ looks at the Second Chance Matric Programme by the Department of Basic Education.
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!
In this analysis for the Daily Maverick, DGMT Deputy CEO Janet Jobson and Youth Capital Project Lead Kristal Duncal-Williams look at what formalising the end of compulsory schooling in Grade 9 could unlock for young people and the whole education system.