Joshua Daniel Jankelow from Crawford College in Sandton told The Star that his matric year had been fulfilling and that he got through it by embracing the journey. KwaZulu-Natal’s top matriculant worked through 300 past exam papers to secure her seven distinctions. “Sometimes there will be a moment of doubt, dread and of darkness but you are strong enough to overcome that,” he said. Still grappling to come to terms with reality, Lutendo Mulaisi, one of the top pupils from Limpopo, expressed his shock at being invited to break bread with the minister. © 2020 Independent Online and affiliated companies. For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. Top matriculant for 2019. The Basic Education Minister said the country was now hoping they would use their success in school to give back to the country. But the number should be seen in context. Meet Madelein Dippenaar, SA’s top 2019 matriculant Published: Jan 8, 2020 | by News24.com. The 18-year-old said that the whole notion of matric was difficult in general but because of their future plans they faced even more pressure. 06:10:22 am PREMIUM! WATCH: Man skilfully breaks into car in Durban, News Update Jankelow said that he had applied to a number of universities overseas, where he had intended to study a degree with majors in economics and finance and a minor in political science. You can see they have humility, respect, hard work.”. Matric Results 2019: A perfect 10 for two whizz-kids. 06:10:22 am PREMIUM! She said she planned to study mechanical engineering at the University of Pretoria this year. The balancing act was quite a breeze for two whizz-kids who scored 10 distinctions each. January 7, 2015. I don’t exactly know why I am here but I’m hoping it’s not bad,” he said smiling shyly. Matriculant 2019. Namaqua, Northern Cape: 81.5% Vhembe East, Limpopo: 81.5%. Top matriculant for 2019. 04 January 2019 - 08:10 By Nico Gous. Staff Writer 7 January 2019. Fezile Dabi, Free State: 90.3% Bojanala, North West: 89.6%. The Guptas can’t hide from the world, Editorials This was followed by Hoërskool Nelspruit, which saw its 267 matrics that made up the class of … 8 January 2020 4:58 PM. The pupils, who were still in the dark about how they had performed, had been flown into Gauteng the previous day with their family members to be treated to a swanky breakfast where Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga showered them with praise. BRESCIA House school learner Heather Wimberley obtained distinctions in accounting, AP maths, English, information technology, Zulu, life orientation, maths, music, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music and physical science. ... with 357 and 344 matriculants passing the 2018 exams. "But I would also understand the work in class and get my homework done during class before I left,” said Wimberley. “It is always exciting to represent the country overseas,” he said. Ugu, KwaZulu-Natal: 86.3% Metropole North, Western Cape: 86.3%. The Department of Basic Education’s data shows that a total of 104 schools were able to achieve this feat from 2015 to 2019. BACK TO CITIZEN Thayin Govender, Jeremy Gounden and Sriram Maharaj were in the Top 10 KZN matriculants. The proud teacher said: “I feel happy and motivated. He added that 2020 is a year of huge responsibility for him and that his matric year had taught him about the importance of hard work and consistency. Antonio Aristides, a matriculant from Saheti High School, who earned 8 distinctions despite … in 2017, a total of 1 052 080 learners were enrolled in grade 10, yet only 409 906 learners eventually passed matric last year. KZN matric drop, but top 10 thrilled KZN had the largest number of grade 12 pupils in the 2014 NSC examinations. Apart from her academic prowess, she was also awarded full colours in music, hockey and orienteering during her time at the school. 1.4K likes. JOIN PREMIUM The country's top matriculants await Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's matric pass rate announcement on 7 January 2020. by Caryn Edwards. 31 of these schools are in Gauteng, 27 in the Western Cape, and … The pupils, who were still in the dark about how they had performed, had been flown into Gauteng the previous day with their family members to be treated to a swanky breakfast where Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga showered them with praise. "I was extremely shocked," she said to the … You can see... What do you do if your child does not want to go to university next year? The class of 2019’s top performer, Madelein Dippenaar, said she was “extremely shocked” when she heard she had topped the list in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. I’m really enjoying the company at my table. DBE launches free-to-air TV programme ahead of final matric exams, Zondo commission seeks three-month extension to finish its work, WATCH: Man skilfully breaks into car in Durban, Bushiri ‘astonishingly shocked’ after van intercepted en route to Malawi, The Citizen e-edition/ print bundle subscription rates. But I got my motivation from my teachers and it led me to be where I am today.”. She said growing up in Limpopo and being the eldest of three siblings, her parents were also very supportive of her school work. Show no mercy to Ters thieves, State Capture The 10 distinctions Jankelow obtained were in accounting, business studies, English, history, information technology (IT), Zulu, life orientation, maths, physical science, advanced programme maths - with an overall average of 93.85%. Flying high: Top achievers in the IEB class of 2019 07 January 2020 - 00:01 By Kgaugelo Masweneng Tariq Seedat from St John’s College in Johannesburg obtained nine distinctions. He said his favourite subjects were technical maths and engineering graphics and design. There were other pupils that were doing better than me, so I didn’t expect this.”. “Even when I didn’t do well, they would always motivate me,” she said. This was followed by Hoërskool Nelspruit, which saw its 267 matrics that made up the class of 2018 … "I was extremely shocked," she said to the media. Juan Venter 1 minute … T he DBE matric class of 2019 achieved a pass rate of 81.3%, up from 78.2% in 2018. googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Editorials Another stellar learner who also obtained 10 distinctions was Heather Wimberley from the Brescia House in Bryanston. BACK TO PREMIUM He was addressing the 50 top performing black matriculants from low-income households all over the country who – just as he did the year before - were being awarded the 2019 Siyandisa Foundation … Denis Zubov from Crawford College in Lonehill, Rafaela Halkas from Trinity House and Shardonnae Moodley from Tyger Valley. “My challenge was not having people to compete with (in school) so there was no pressure to do better than them (her classmates). The department of basic education spared no expense to host 30 of the best-performing pupils from throughout the country at an event at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand yesterday. And with ongoing improvements in results it is evident that the bottom is beginning to shape up.”. “It is unfortunate what a great burden society has placed on our matrics. It shows the pupils are taking whatever we tell them and making use of it to attain a higher level of proficiency!”, Reflecting after the breakfast on the backgrounds of the pupils who attended her breakfast, Minister Motshekga said: “The top schools have reached the limit, can’t go beyond 100% so it can only improve from the bottom. Fifty-five deserving matriculants were awarded registration bursaries to register at any higher tertiary institution of their choice in South Africa. “I was able to manage my time. The class of 2019's top performer, Madelein Dippenaar, said she was "extremely shocked" when she heard she had topped the list in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. ... Wimberley made it into the top 1% of IEB matriculants in maths and … He was addressing the 50 top performing black matriculants from low-income households all over the country who – just as he did the year before - were being awarded the 2019 Siyandisa Foundation Scholarships aimed at empowering them to achieve the best possible results in their final matriculation exams and further tertiary studies. SIGN IN ... JOHANNESBURG - Madeleine Dipenaar from the Northern Cape is the top-performing pupil of 2019. Meet Madelein Dippenaar, SA’s top 2019 matriculant Published: Jan 8, 2020 | by News24.com. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. The top 10 schools which wrote the national senior certificate (NSC) matric exam boasted an average of three distinctions per pupil. Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. “I’m hoping to go back home with something great,” he said. Wimberley made it into the top 1% of IEB matriculants in maths and ABRSM music. Tiisetso Morake - average 87% 7 Distinctions English 82% Afrikaans FAL 85% Mathematics 81% Life Orientation 93% Accounting 91% Life Sciences 85% Physical Sciences 92% Jaco Briel - average 86,3% 6 Onderskeidings English FAL 81% Wiskunde 82% Lewensorientering 86% Siviele Tegnologie 96% Ingenieursgrafika en Ontwerp 89% Afrikaans 79% Fisiese Wetenskappe 91% Onesimo Cengimbo - … “I’m feeling really excited but a little bit nervous. The province achieved a pass rate of 87.2% and contributed to 23% of all national distinctions. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. “I would like to use that degree to get into some sort of robotics development or something like that,” she said. 05-02-2019 13:14. in Lifestyle. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark. I would get home and get my work done. David Mark Dodkins was the top matriculant in mathematics and physical sciences in 2018. ... with 357 and 344 matriculants passing the 2018 exams. The average cost at these 10 medical schools amounted to $41,120 for 2019-2020, per U.S. News data. The class of 2019's top performer, Madelein Dippenaar, said she was "extremely shocked" when she heard she had topped the list in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Image: Facebook/Bergsig Academy . Top matric pupils for 2018 (Delwyn Verasamy/M&G) ... 29 have been selected as the top matric pupils for 2018. Top achiever Antonio Aristides is one of the 2019 matriculants who triumphed against the odds. She said the country was now hoping they would use their success in school to give back to the country and joked about wanting to bump into them in the hospital as a health worker, or in a plane as a pilot. working towards 100% pass, Matrics2015 Zondo commission seeks three-month extension to finish its work, Crime SA’s top matriculant to focus on molecular biology and biotechnology. 3 Jan 2019. Bushiri ‘astonishingly shocked’ after van intercepted en route to Malawi. Madelein Dippenaar's face was filled with shock when her name was called for the top matriculant in South Africa for 2019. A total of 7,415 matriculants are included in this report. ... from 38,573 in 2018 to 44,189 in 2019, and an increase in the number of schools … SA's top 2019 matriculant, Madelein Dippenaar, opens up about her future plans. Madelein Dippenaar's face was filled with shock when her name was called for the top matriculant in South Africa for 2019. Overcoming that narrative and focusing on your own abilities rather than what people think you're going to do was an important process for me in order to do better in matric,” he added. Wimberley said that she was hoping to study a degree in mechatronic engineering at the University of Cape Town. Gracing the event in a well-fitting turquoise suit, a physical science teacher from an Eastern Cape school only referring to himself as Mr Leshaba, told The Citizen he was at the breakfast, usually held annually, for the second time as yet another one of his students had made the top 30 list. By ASANDA MATLHARE Jan 7, 2020 Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga had a meet-and-greet breakfast with the 33 matric 2019 top achievers on Tuesday morning. The class of 2019's top performer, Madelein Dippenaar, said she was "extremely shocked" when she heard she had topped the list in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Another top achiever from Limpopo, Blessings Chauke, attempted to contain her excitement as she spent most of her time praising the support she received from her teachers and parents. The map below shows the pass rate per province for 2019. The outstanding learner said that as she stepped into a new phase of her life as an adult at university, she was looking forward to be able to meet new and like-minded people that she could have interesting conversations with. WESTVILLE Boys’ High School reaffirmed the school’s position as one of the top academic institutions in the … Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga: 84.6%. Top matric learner overall for the DBE class of 2019 is Madelein Dippenaar from Paarl Gymnasium High School As the country celebrates a historic increase in the 2019 DBE matric pass … By Chulumanco Mahamba And Lungile Matsuma Jan 7, 2020. Always the academic, she said the highlight of her matric year was the research task she did in life orientation regarding gender stereotypes in video games. The country's top matriculants await Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's matric pass rate announcement on 7 January 2020. “I’ve always enjoyed playing video games and it was very interesting to look into gender stereotypes in the games and to see that video games are progressing to be less stereotypical in terms of female stereotypes but they are basically the same for male stereotypes,” she added. Picture: Itumeleng English African News Agency (ANA). The Mail & Guardian spoke to some of the country’s top matriculants … Tiisetso Morake - average 87% 7 Distinctions English 82% Afrikaans FAL 85% Mathematics 81% Life Orientation 93% Accounting 91% Life Sciences 85% Physical Sciences 92% Jaco Briel - average 86,3% … Matric Results 2019: Responsibility awaits after finishing school - top matriculant. KwaZulu-Natal’s top matriculant worked through 300 past exam papers to secure her seven distinctions. Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga had a meet-and-greet breakfast with the 33 matric 2019 top achievers on Tuesday morning. The department of basic education spared no expense to host 30 of the best-performing pupils from throughout the country at an event at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand yesterday. “I was always a top achiever but I never knew my results would be as big as this. Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. Staff Writer 7 January 2019. The awards ceremony was held on Friday, 25 January 2019 at the Municipal Hall. The top 10 matriculants … “Even the demeanor of the kids I’m sitting with, you can see they have acquired the best results. Also read: These are the most expensive private day schools in SA – where fees are increasing by over R10,000 in 2019 A Business Insider South Africa comparison found that Herschel Girls' School was the country’s top … by Qama Qukula. var googletag = googletag || {}; His advice to future matrics was to enjoy the journey, make the most of the year and to interrogate their own values. "I never thought it would be possible to be quite honest and when I … Thabiso Ndlovu, Brenton Johnson and Zizile Msomi. The star learner was a member of the South African national debating team for two years and competed in the world school debating championship which saw him going to Croatia and Thailand. You need to be curious. “Even the demeanor of the kids I’m sitting with, you can see they have acquired the best results. By Chulumanco Mahamba And Lungile Matsuma Jan 7, 2020. Top achiever Antonio Aristides is one of the 2019 matriculants who triumphed against the odds. January 9, 2020. The top achievers of the class of 2019 were recognised at the announcement of the pass rate by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. In her final results, she impressed with distinctions in accounting, advanced programme maths, English, information technology, isiZulu, life orientation, maths, music, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) music and physical science. These matriculants submitted 7individual4,253 school applications. Emotions ran high on Tuesday morning as matriculants waited with … SIGN OUT. Ilembe District’s top five matriculants for 2019 KZN Mec for Education, Kwazi Mshengu said they had finally reached the 80 percent pass rate mark for the province. I’m really enjoying the company at my table. Here are the best performers from each region: Tshwane South, Gauteng: 93.3%. This represents an increase of (2.9%) matriculants and 1,497 (2.0%) 218 applications compared to 2017. The mean number of individual school applications per matriculant was 10.1; in 2010 7 it was 10… “Take us with you,” she told them, “You are the future that will carry us into the Fourth Industrial Revolution!”. By Josh Moody , Reporter April 7, 2020 By Josh Moody , Reporter April 7, 2020, at 9:00 … Another top performer from Limpopo, Psasani Nestanduvho, said the call from the minister’s office that he had made it to the top 30 had also shocked him. Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, Baganda Mahlaba also cautiously expressed his excitement moderately and blushed when asked how he felt about being invited to the event. The all-rounder was awarded full academic colours in Grade 11 and 12. Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. ... from 38,573 in 2018 to 44,189 in 2019, and an increase in … One of SA’s top matriculants offers the Class of 2019 some advice Mind over matter. 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