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Taking his cue from the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga, MP, that in 2017 there should be two provincial engagements with school principals, district and provincial officials, the Director-General of Basic Education, Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli began the first phase of day-long meetings in February 2017. The aim of the engagements is mainly to provide detailed province specific analysis of both the 2015 Trends In Mathematics Science Study (TIMSS) report and the National Curriculum Statement 2016 results. The desired outcome is that the different layers in the education system will be able to use the analysis to develop credible plans to improve educational outcomes for their respective provinces.

Twenty-seven engagements are planned to reach all provincial and district officials; and both primary and secondary school principals across the nine provinces. In the next semester (Aug - Oct 2017), follow up engagements will take place with the same audience which will then deal with the state of readiness to determine progress made in implementing improvement plans.

The importance and impact of these engagements are not to be underestimated, as they serve to provide direction,
leadership, inspiration and a shared vision, geared towards improved quality education, at all levels of the system. 

DG's Provincial Visits: 1st Semester

  • Eastern Cape
  • Free State
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Limpopo
  • Mpumalanga
  • Northern Cape
The provincial engagements in the Eastern Cape took place in three (3) venues, namely, Lusikisiki, Mthatha and Cofimvaba on 23-24 and 27 March 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 4011 participants and these included officials and principals.

TAs part of the ongoing provincial engagements, the Director-General (DG) of Basic Education, Mr HM Mweli, accompanied by a team met with provincial and district officials; and school principals from all districts over three meetings. As one of the provinces with the lowest pass rates in the 2016 National Senior Certificate (NSC)examinations, the Eastern Cape officials indicated some of the challenges, mainly socio-economic which negatively affect the process of teaching and learning.Read more...
The provincial engagements in the Free State took place at two venues, namely Bloemfontein and Kroonstad on 13 and 14 February 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 207 officials and 1 304 principals from Thabo Mofutsanyana, Motheo, Xhariep, Lejweleputswa and Fezile Dabi districts.

The Superintendent-General of the Free State Department of Education, Advocate Tsoarelo Malokoane, expressed his genuine gratitude to the Director-General and his team for visiting the province. Read more...
The provincial engagements in KwaZulu-Natal took place in four (4) venues, namely, Empangeni, Ladysmith, Durban and Ixopo on 20, 27 and 28 February 2017 and 01 March 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 6405 participants and these included officials and principals.

Basic Education Director-General (DG), Mr HM Mweli, undertook a four day oversight visit to the KwaZulu-Natal Province, to engage on critical educational matters with provincial and district officials; and principals from all districts in the province between 27 February and 01 March 2017.Read more...
The provincial engagements in Limpopo took place in five (5) venues, namely, Burgersfort, Lebowakgomo Civic Centre, Modimolle, Thohoyandou and Tzaneen on 2, 8, 13, 16 and 22 March 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 4821 participants in total and these included officials and principals.

In his opening remarks the Director-General (DG), Mr HM Mweli indicated that education remains one of the apex priorities of Government to achieve the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP); and that education stakeholders should collaborate in supporting all underperforming districts to improve their performance.Read more...
The provincial engagements in Mpumalanga took place in two (2) venues, namely, Middleburg and Nelspruit on 16 and 22 February 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 2060 participants and these included officials and principals.

“The Director-General’s provincial oversight visit has become an impact filled venture in our typical work as it encourages education stakeholders to focus more on the critical areas of deliverables, including the promotion of a reading culture in schools, improvement of literacy and numeracy and Mathematics participation and success rate,” said the Chief Director for the provincial District coordination unit, Mr Mfana Lushaba during the DG’s visit at John Mdluli Primary School in Nelspruit on 16 February 2017.Read more...
The provincial engagements in Northern Cape took place in two (2) venues, namely, Kimberly and Upington on 28-29 March 2017 respectively. The meetings were attended by 859 participants and these included officials and principals.

Basic Education Director-General (DG), Mr HM Mweli, convened two meetings in Kimberly and Upington to engage senior officials and school principals on issues relating to the implementation of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) in all public schools.The Northern Cape Department of Education Superintendent-General, Mr Tshepo Pharasi highlighted that these meetings are very essential because they enable the education constituency to place emphasis on the non-negotiable priorities in order to contribute towards the implementation of the Action Plan to 2019: Towards the realization of Schooling 2030.Read more...

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