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26 May 2017
10 Jan 2017
DSD: Bathabile Dlamini: Address by Minister of Social Development, during announcement of Social Grant recipients and Isibindi Matric results, GCIS, Pretoria, Gauteng Province (10/01/2017)
We appear before you and South Africa this morning to report and account on the investment Government is making in looking after South Africa’s children.
23 May 2016
Crowdsourcing appeal issued for Vuwani schools
A crowdsourcing appeal for Vuwani schools, which were vandalised or burnt down during recent protests, has been issued by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). “We call upon...
05 Apr 2016
ANALYSIS: When school infrastructure data fails
South Africa has 23,589 ordinary schools. But there are effectively two different public school systems, as education researcher Nic Spaull repeatedly points out. One accommodates the wealthiest...
28 Mar 2016
Basic Education Minister to release report as scheduled
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The Minister of Basic Education will release the report into the "jobs for sale" investigation as scheduled on April 15 once all processes have been completed. The Minister has noted statements...
06 Jan 2016
What final exam results reveal about South Africa's school system
Natasha Joseph, The Conversation South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on January 5 that 70.7% of the country’s matrics – learners who wrote their final Grade 12 exams...
02 Dec 2015
Supreme Court of Appeal confirms that #TextbooksMatter
Public interest law centre Section 27 and education rights lobby group Basic Education for All (Befa) welcome the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment delivered on Wednesday, which stated that the...
19 Nov 2015
Section 27, Befa hopes to win textbooks battle at the SCA next week
Public interest law centre Section 27 hopes for another victory next week at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) as it represents lobby group Basic Education for All (Befa) that hopes to ensure that...
06 May 2015
DoE: Minister Angie Motshekga on Education Budget Vote 2015/16
Good morning, and thank you for taking the time to join us here today as we unpack the main elements of the Basic Education budget vote 14 and highlight the focus areas for the 2015/2016 financial...
16 Jul 2014
SA: Derek Hanekom: Address by the Minister of Tourism, during the delivery of the Tourism Budget Vote Speech, Paliament, Cape Town (16/07/2014)
Who would not be touched by Alan Paton’s famous quote from Cry the Beloved Country: “There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they...
15 Jul 2014
SA: Malusi Gigaba: Address by the Minister of Home Affairs, during the delivery of the Budget Vote speech, Parliament, Cape Town (15/07/2014)
Home Affairs carries the responsibility of ensuring that all South Africans have an identity and status, and to maintain a credible and secure National Population Register (NPR). The past 20...
22 May 2014
SA: Statement by Department of Basic Education, multi-grade teachers getting equipped to improve literacy skills in South African schools (22/05/2014)
With reference to the previous Annual National Assessments (ANA) results, it was found that the majority of learners are struggling with listening, reading and writing skills. As a result, Basic...
01 Apr 2014
SADTU: Statement by the South African Democratic Teachers Union, welcomes announcement about DBE Director General, Bobby Soobrayan (01/04/2014)
We welcome the decision to relieve the DG for education Bobby Soobrayan of his duty as the chief accounting officer for Basic Education in the country. We appreciate the leadership shown in defense...
17 Jan 2014
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by the President of South Africa, at the handover ceremony of the Mandela School of Science and Technology, Mveso, Eastern Cape (17/01/2014)
I am honoured to be part of this very important day in the history of Mvezo, the opening of the first ever high school in this village. This very milestone project, the Mandela School of Science...
28 Feb 2013
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by the President of South Africa, at the launch of the Stop Rape Campaign in schools, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town (28/02/2013)
South Africa faces a problem of the ongoing abuse of women and children including violent attacks on defenceless women and girls. We have to build a more caring society in which the rights of...

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