Despite schooldays lost to the Fifa World Cup and a prolonged public servants’ strike, South African students writing the national matric exams in 2010 managed to score a 67.8% pass rate – a 7.2% improvement on the previous year’s result.
• Top marks for IEB matrics
South Africa and Argentina have signed an agreement that will see them exchanging skills, technology and military health developments, and participating in joint training exercises and search and rescue operations.
• SA regains UN Security Council seat
A group of internationally acclaimed South African artists have formed a Quartet of Peace that will use the beauty of classical music to promote worldwide the ideals represented by South Africa’s four Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
• Wouter Kellerman: magic on flute