The PSCBC would like to applaud the class of 2016- Matric learners, who have passed their National Senior Certificate Examinations, which saw more Learners from Schools in Township and Rural Areas (Quintiles 1,2 and 3) passing.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Educators, Administrators, Parents, and more especially the Students for their hard work throughout not only the Matric year but all the way from the Foundation phase as each phase was vital in ensuring that the students reach the milestones that they have achieved with their results today.
UNESCO declared the 5 October as World Teachers' Day.
World Teachers' Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make towards education and development across the globe.
In many countries, the quality of education is undermined by a deficit of teachers and added to the challenge of numbers is one of quality, all too often, teachers work without resources or proper training. The stakes are high, because today we face a global learning crisis, with 250 million children not acquiring the basic skills of reading and writing
South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings to demonstrate against "pass laws".
Before the 1950s, only black men were required to carry passes. This gave them permission to be in an urban area. Only people who could find work were given a pass. This allowed the government to control the influx of black men into the cities. The pass law was one of the most hated of the apartheid laws. Men were repeatedly arrested under this law and it had the effect of turning the majority of the population into criminals.
Following the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994, 1 May was inaugurated as an official national public holiday. Known as International Workers’ Day (also as May Day), the holiday is widely celebrated.
This public holiday is a testimony to the hard battles that workers of this country and in other parts of the globe have waged for workers' rights and social justice over many decades.
It is also a reminder of the many challenges that still confront working people and the poor in South Africa - and which remain obstacles to sustainable human development among all developing nations.