DBE Leadership

Minister


Mrs Angelina Matsie Motshekga

Minister Angie Motshekga

Mrs Angelina Matsie Motshekga, MP, has been involved in education since 1981, when she was a teacher at Orlando High School. She has since held various positions, the most current being the Minister of Basic Education and member of the ANC's NEC.

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Deputy Minister


Mr Mohamed Enver Surty

Deputy Minister Enver Surty

Mr Mohamed Enver Surty, MP, has a BA degree and an honours degree in Philosophy, a B.Proc degree, an LLM degree in Constitutional Litigation and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

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Director-General


Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli

DG Mathanzima Mweli

Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli comes to the position with a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges in the sector. He has a number of qualifications which include a Bachelor of Arts in Education with Honours, a Bachelor of Administration in Industrial Relations with Honours, and a Master’s Degree in Development and Management, all from the University of the North West.

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DEPUTY DIRECTORS-GENERAL

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is made up of 6 branches, each led by a Deputy Director-General (DDG). Each DBE branch is divided into chief directorates, managed by chief directors.

ANTON SCHOEMAN

Finance and Administration

Headed by Mr Anton Schoeman, Branch: Finance and Administration's purpose is to provide Administrative support to the Department.

VIVIENNE CARELSE

Office of the Director-General

Headed by Ms Vivienne Carelse, Branch:R's purpose is to support co-ordination and implementation of departmental, sector-wide and cluster programmes of action.

THEMBA KOJANA

Teachers, Human Resource and Institutional Development

Headed by Mr T Kojana, Branch:T's purpose is to promote quality teaching and institutional performance through effective supply, development and utilisation of human resources in collaboration with the ETDP SETA, ELRC and SACE.

DR GRANVILLE WHITTLE

Educational Enrichment Services

Headed by Dr Granville Whittle, Branch:S's purpose is to provide social support and auxiliary services to learners and teachers.

PALESA TYOBEKA

Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit

Headed by Mrs Palesa Tyobeka, the Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit's purpose is to assist the Ministry and Department to meet strategic objectives.

PADDY PADAYACHEE

Planning, Information and Assessments

Headed by Mr Paddy Padayachee, Branch: P's purpose is to promote education quality and effective service delivery in the basic education system through monitoring and evaluation, planning and assessment, supported by NEEDU.

DR MAMIKI MABOYA

Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring

Headed by Dr Mamiki Maboya, Branch: C's purpose is to develop curriculum and assessment policy and support, monitor and evaluate curriculum implementation. .

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