From whichever angle one watched the outcome of the 2015 matric results this week, the overall performance of learners who sat for the exams last year remain worrisome considering the reduction of the pass rate in the year under review.
That South Africans and their beloved country are going into the festive season with the kind of devastating economic challenges that has been facing their homeland for the past months, is truly a sad state of affairs.
From where we stand, it is difficult to accept the provincial government’s assurance that the 5th administration of the North West government would ever succeed in turning around its audit woes.
With the world-wide ongoing fight against HIV/Aids increasing annually, South Africa was again singled out as a pace-setters in the battle against the pandemic. This despite the fact that the country had been declared as one of the most HIV infected and affected nations in the world.
The need for the protection of the most vulnerable members of society, women and children cannot be over emphasised, hence the South African government’s annual reminder that women and children need to be loved , supported and cared for at all times.