5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • Following a slight decline in the overall matric pass rate in Gauteng, the province’s premier David Makhura says that the provincial government will soon release a report on primary schools in the province, which will, for the first time, give parents an idea of the top performing schools. Makhura said that the aim is to not only focus on high school education for matric throughput, but to encompass basic education as well. [EWN]
  • US president Donald Trump has walked back on talk of war with Iran, following Iranian strikes on US military facilities in the region, which resulted in no loss of life and minimal damage. In a press briefing following the attacks, Trump said that it appeared that Iran was “standing down”, and announced further sanctions against the country – but no retaliatory attacks. Trump previously said the US would target over 50 Iranian targets should the nation attack the US. The simmering tension between the two countries has dominated global news and markets. [CNN]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today