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Choral Eisteddfod


2017 ABC Motsepe Schools Eisteddfod

Choral Eisteddfod

Now in its 17th year, the Eisteddfod remains one of the most crucial school enrichment programmes coordinated by the DBE to promote unity in diversity, national reconciliation, positive values, a new South African national identity, social transformation and social cohesion among school-going South African youth.

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Funza Lushaka


Evaluation of Funza Lushaka

Funza Lushaka

In October 2013 the DBE in partnership with the DDPME commissioned an evaluation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (FLBP). The evaluation makes an assessment about programme sustainability, and points to future considerations for future evaluation of the programme impact..

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