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The South African Mass Literacy Campaign making strides

The National Reading Campaign and the Kha Ri Gude roadshow that took place at the Ackerville Sports Ground in the Mpumalanga Province on 23 June 2015, to monitor and evaluate the status of the Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign, is in line with the Departmental theme for this year, “A reading nation is a winning nation”.

The 1000 Mobile Portable Libraries Project will be launched across South Africa this year. According to Dr Morongwa Ramarumo, the CEO for the Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign, “libraries have a role to play in addressing literacy factors, from access to materials to training, promotion and cooperation. Read more...


Countdown to the 2015 South Africa School Choral Eisteddfod National Championships

As the June school holidays are approaching, the DBE, together with the Provincial Departments of Education, is preparing for the annual prestigious South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) National Championships. More than 9,000 learners from across South Africa are expected to compete in various categories at the Rhema Church, Randburg, from 30 June to 02 July 2015. Read more...


A multi-million state of the art school is delivered in the Mpumalanga Province

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, joined by Mpumalanga MEC of Education, Mrs Regina Mahaule, and Glencore SA Coal CEO, Mr Clinton Ephron, officially handed over a multi-million rand school, built at a cost of R75 million on 12 June 2015.

The new school is part of a major relocation project linked to Glencore’s Tweefontein Optimisation project. Read more...


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School Choral Eisteddfod back to hit the right notes at Rhema Bible Church, 24 June 2015


Young choristers will take to the stage for the South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) competition, which will run over three days from 30 June – 02 July 2015. SASCE 2015 is going back to its spiritual home at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg in Gauteng. Read more...


Department of Basic Education briefs Portfolio Committee on progress on Inclusive Education and rural education, 23 June 2015

The Department of Basic Education today briefed the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on key issues relating to the status of rural schools, the work done up to date and challenges that are being faced. Read more...


Address by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga, MP, at the 2015 Kha Ri Gude Adult Mass Literacy Campaign Roadshow held at the Ackerville Stadium in Mpumalanga, 23 June 2015


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