It is a miracle the school was built at all. Access to the site is difficult for small cars and even harder for heavy duty trucks. These challenges were overcome though during the building of Nginza SPS and after operating as a mud school for years on end, the school now offers state of the art facilities to its local community. Read more...

Mandela Day: Book Flood Campaign

The DBE commemorated the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela by launching the Book Flood Campaign on 18 July 2014. The DBE Mandela Day celebrations focussed on two Book Flood Campaigns.

The first launch took place at the DBE headquarters in Struben Street, Pretoria, followed by a public launch at the Menlyn Shopping Mall in Pretoria. Read more...

International Mathematical Olympiad 2014 comes to an end

Robin Visser of Team South Africa scooped a bronze medal as the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad drew to a close at the University of Cape Town.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga delivered the keynote address and awarded the overall winners at the closing ceremony of the IMO 2014, which took place on Saturday 12 July 2014.

The Olympiad saw participants from 109 countries coming together for the first time on African soil for the most prestigious event of its kind.

 Speaking at the closing ceremony, Minister Motshekga highlighted the importance of competitions such as the IMO, which she termed the ‘World Cup’ of Mathematics. Read more...


Honouring the world icon through song

The melodious sounds of young upcoming artists resounded as learners dressed in the various colours of the rainbow ascended the stage to honour the legacy of the father of the nation, the late Tata Nelson Mandela through music.


Learners from the Intermediate and Senior Phase from various provinces came in numbers to compete for the South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) competition held in Durban from 15-17 July 2014. Read more…

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Council of Education Ministers agree on priorities for the sector, 04 July 2014

Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angelina Motshekga, with the Deputy Minister Mr Enver Surty held the first Council of Education Ministers of the new administration, welcoming them to their respective positions as the plot the direction for the sector going forward. Read more...


DBE partners with Tiger Brands and Nelson Mandela Foundation to distribute food parcels in Alexandra, 26 June 2014


The Department of Basic Education in partnership with Tiger Brands and Nelson Mandela Foundation invites media to the Food Parcel Distribution activation taking place on Friday, 27 June 2014 in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. Read more...


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