No Plans to Make Maths Optional - South African Education Dept
The Department of Basic Education stated that learners who pass all other subjects, but fail Mathematics with a minimum mark of 20%, would be "condoned" and "pass the examination as a whole".
South Africa: Maths Is Still Compulsory, Education Dept Insists
News24Wire, 12 July 2017
The Department of Basic Education has reiterated that it will not be removing Maths for Grades 7 to 9, after several news reports indicated that it would. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 11 July 2017
A proposal by the Department of Basic Education could put paid to the requirement that pupils in Grades 7, 8 and 9 pass maths in order to progress to the next grade. The move comes… Read more »