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Basic Education Budget Vote Speech for the 2015/16 Financial Year Delivered By the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga, MP, at the National Assembly, Cape Town on 06 May 2015

We know how important basic education is to a nation’s current and future prosperity, development and growth.  We owe our children a better life, and a better world and we have the opportunity to contribute to this through a quality, efficient and accountable basic education system.  In this Budget Vote Speech, I will lay out the plans that we have for committing the resources of our country to this important priority of the ANC-led government.

We have made progress in securing access and participation of our children to schools, and we have, through our own assessments and international assessments, shown that our schooling system is indeed making a difference to the lives of our young people. Read more...


ASIDI celebrates 100th school

It was a festive atmosphere at Dorrington Matsepe PS in Kroonstad as the school was officially handed over by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, on 30 April 2015.

The handover marks a milestone in ASIDI, as the Free State school is the 100th school to have been completed since the programme was initiated in 2011/12. Read more...

Teaching English across the Curriculum

The DBE introduces the Teaching English Across the Curriculum (EAC) as a means of strengthening LoLT from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

The teaching of EAC is based on the premise that every teacher is a language teacher and that the basic language skills such as listening and speaking, reading and viewing, and writing and presenting taught in language classrooms should also be taught in content subjects. Read more...


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Minister of Basic Education tables the Basic Education 2015/16 Budget Vote, 04 May 2015

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will on Wednesday 06 May 2015 table the Department of Basic Education Budget Vote for 2015/16 in the National Assembly at Parliament.  Read more...


Department OF Basic Education rejects false accusations relating to National Education and Development Unit (NEEDU) Report, 24 April 2015

The Department of Basic Education has rejected accusations that it has refused to release the report that was compiled by the National Education and Development Unit (NEEDU).  Read more...


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