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Top achievers overcome challenges to excel

With nine distinctions and an average of 95.9% matric pass rate, Sazi Bongwe, a former pupil at St John's College in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, is headed to Harvard University in the US

Yoliswa Sobuwa Journalist

Losing loved ones, being diagnosed with chronic illness and contracting Covid-19 are some of the challenges experienced by the top achievers of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) class of 2021.

The IEB has seen a slight increase in the matric pass rate for 2021 from 98.06% in 2020 to 98.39%...

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