Meet Madelein Dippenaar, SA’s top 2019 matriculant Published: Jan 8, 2020 | by News24.com. SA's top 2019 matriculant, Madelein Dippenaar, opens up about her future plans. 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. KwaZulu-Natal’s top matriculant worked through 300 past exam papers to secure her seven distinctions. 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. 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. “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. One of SA’s top matriculants offers the Class of 2019 some advice Mind over matter. 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. For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. 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. He said his favourite subjects were technical maths and engineering graphics and design. The all-rounder was awarded full academic colours in Grade 11 and 12. “Sometimes there will be a moment of doubt, dread and of darkness but you are strong enough to overcome that,” he said. But the number should be seen in context. The Mail & Guardian spoke to some of the country’s top matriculants … You can see... What do you do if your child does not want to go to university next year? A total of 7,415 matriculants are included in this report. 31 of these schools are in Gauteng, 27 in the Western Cape, and … SIGN OUT. “Even the demeanor of the kids I’m sitting with, you can see they have acquired the best results. ... Wimberley made it into the top 1% of IEB matriculants in maths and … The top achievers of the class of 2019 were recognised at the announcement of the pass rate by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. 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. The country's top matriculants await Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's matric pass rate announcement on 7 January 2020. BACK TO PREMIUM Image: Facebook/Bergsig Academy . WATCH: Man skilfully breaks into car in Durban, News Update KwaZulu-Natal’s top matriculant worked through 300 past exam papers to secure her seven distinctions. SA’s top matriculant to focus on molecular biology and biotechnology. 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. Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. January 9, 2020. Zondo commission seeks three-month extension to finish its work, Crime 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. “It is always exciting to represent the country overseas,” he said. ... with 357 and 344 matriculants passing the 2018 exams. I would get home and get my work done. Apart from her academic prowess, she was also awarded full colours in music, hockey and orienteering during her time at the school. Top achiever Antonio Aristides is one of the 2019 matriculants who triumphed against the odds. Staff Writer 7 January 2019. 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. This was followed by Hoërskool Nelspruit, which saw its 267 matrics that made up the class of 2018 … 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. David Mark Dodkins was the top matriculant in mathematics and physical sciences in 2018. 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 never thought it would be possible to be quite honest and when I … Madelein Dippenaar's face was filled with shock when her name was called for the top matriculant in South Africa for 2019. “I’m hoping to go back home with something great,” he said. This was followed by Hoërskool Nelspruit, which saw its 267 matrics that made up the class of … We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 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. ... from 38,573 in 2018 to 44,189 in 2019, and an increase in the number of schools … “It is unfortunate what a great burden society has placed on our matrics. Top matriculant for 2019. 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. WESTVILLE Boys’ High School reaffirmed the school’s position as one of the top academic institutions in the … SIGN IN Top matriculant for 2019. 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 really enjoying the company at my table. Matriculant 2019. Top achiever Antonio Aristides is one of the 2019 matriculants who triumphed against the odds. These matriculants submitted 7individual4,253 school applications. There were other pupils that were doing better than me, so I didn’t expect this.”. 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 said that she was hoping to study a degree in mechatronic engineering at the University of Cape Town. He planned to focus on these subjects as he set sights on studying mechanical engineering this year at the Nelson Mandela University, away from home. ... from 38,573 in 2018 to 44,189 in 2019, and an increase in … “I’m feeling really excited but a little bit nervous. The Basic Education Minister said the country was now hoping they would use their success in school to give back to the country. Here are the best performers from each region: Tshwane South, Gauteng: 93.3%. 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% … I don’t exactly know why I am here but I’m hoping it’s not bad,” he said smiling shyly. 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. Matric Results 2019: A perfect 10 for two whizz-kids. 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 was able to manage my time. Antonio Aristides, a matriculant from Saheti High School, who earned 8 distinctions despite … “I was always a top achiever but I never knew my results would be as big as this. The proud teacher said: “I feel happy and motivated. in 2017, a total of 1 052 080 learners were enrolled in grade 10, yet only 409 906 learners eventually passed matric last year. The Department of Basic Education’s data shows that a total of 104 schools were able to achieve this feat from 2015 to 2019. This represents an increase of (2.9%) matriculants and 1,497 (2.0%) 218 applications compared to 2017. “Take us with you,” she told them, “You are the future that will carry us into the Fourth Industrial Revolution!”. She said she planned to study mechanical engineering at the University of Pretoria this year. I’m really enjoying the company at my table. 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. BACK TO CITIZEN The map below shows the pass rate per province for 2019. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. You need to be curious. 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%. The balancing act was quite a breeze for two whizz-kids who scored 10 distinctions each. Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. Thayin Govender, Jeremy Gounden and Sriram Maharaj were in the Top 10 KZN matriculants. Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga: 84.6%. The top 10 schools which wrote the national senior certificate (NSC) matric exam boasted an average of three distinctions per pupil. “Even when I didn’t do well, they would always motivate me,” she said. "I was extremely shocked," she said to the media. 05-02-2019 13:14. in Lifestyle. Picture: Itumeleng English African News Agency (ANA). Pupils at the top-30 matric achievers breakfast hosted by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, centre, at Vodacom Dome in Midrand, 7 January 2020. The country's top matriculants await Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's matric pass rate announcement on 7 January 2020. You can see they have humility, respect, hard work.”. By Josh Moody , Reporter April 7, 2020 By Josh Moody , Reporter April 7, 2020, at 9:00 … by Caryn Edwards. ... with 357 and 344 matriculants passing the 2018 exams. And with ongoing improvements in results it is evident that the bottom is beginning to shape up.”. 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 … Fezile Dabi, Free State: 90.3% Bojanala, North West: 89.6%. by Qama Qukula. 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 … January 7, 2015. 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. 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. 1.4K likes. Show no mercy to Ters thieves, State Capture 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. 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. "I was extremely shocked," she said to the … 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. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark. “My challenge was not having people to compete with (in school) so there was no pressure to do better than them (her classmates). 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. 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