My friends and I realised that many young people in our villages struggle with finding information about different employment and career-building opportunities, such as learnerships, internships, bursaries and more. As a solution, my friends and I decided to host Career Expos in Kuruman.
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.
How can you register for the Second Chance Matric Programme or matric rewrite in 2022? Find out all the important information in this post
A matric certificate makes all the difference for young job-seekers. What can we do to improve their chances to succeed in school? In this technical brief, Prof. Martin Gustafsson from Research on Socio-Economic Policy (RESEP) outlines some urgent solutions.
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.
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!
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.