The following are news highlights in South African major media outlets on Friday.

— Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday announced the results of the National Senior Certificate examinations at a media briefing in Pretoria.


The Independent Examinations Board’s 2018 pass rate is 98.92 percent – a slight increase on last year’s pass rate of 98.76 percent.(Independent Online)

— Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday his party’s immigration plan involves securing the country’s borders.
Maimane was speaking as he launched the party’s registration elections poster in Soweto, Johannesburg.(eNCA).

— The African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday it is confident that its upcoming national events will be a success despite the challenges that the party faces.
Both the January 8th Statement and the National Election Manifesto launch will be held in the troubled KwaZulu-Natal province.(South African Broadcasting Corporation) Enditem


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