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Supplementary Exams


Exams results out on Friday, 06 May

Supplementary Exams

Exam results for candidates who wrote the 2016 Supplementary Exams should be available at the schools/centres where they wrote from Friday, 06 May 2016.

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Protests in Vuwani


Minister condemns destruction of schools

Protests in Vuwani

The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga condemns in the strongest possible terms the destruction of school infrastructure during protest action in Vuwani, Limpopo. The issues of protestors become obsolete when they resort to criminality that has a devastating effect on the future of children in these communities.

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