The Ministry of Basic Education and Business Leaders brief President Zuma on the NECT’s Progress

The Ministry of Basic Education and South Africa’s top business leaders engaged with President Zuma to receive feedback on the National Education Collaboration Trust’s progress in its efforts to urgently and significantly assist government in its efforts to reform education in South Africa. The discussion also covered the significant level of funding already raised to this end by the private sector which has been matched by government –  and a reminder that their target is R500 million per annum.


Teacher Centre management training completed

The introduction of norms and standards for teacher development centres will result in disparities between centres being reduced, thus ensuring that teacher centres are able to operate at optimum levels.

The adoption and implementation of these draft norms and standards is one of the key areas of discussion at a week-long workshop for teacher centre managers taking place in Johannesburg from 11 to 15 August 2014. Read more...

Addressing matric certificates issues relating to replacement, erratum and re-issuing

 It occurs through various circumstances that one’s matric certificate may be lost / damaged or be found with slight administrative errors; under certain circumstances one may need to change his / her particulars on the matric certificate.

The re-issuing or replacement of the National Senior Certificate is executed within the Department of Basic Education through the Public Certificates Division.  Read more…

Ministerial Task Team Report-Investigation on nsc promotion requirements

The Ministerial Committee on the National Senior

Certificate (NSC) had the following brief:

(a)        To establish from current research and other media reports the main criticisms addressed against the National Senior Certificate (NSC);


(b)        To conduct a comparative study of the promotion requirements of the NSC and other similar exit qualifications in a few countries that are of international repute;



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 Minister of basic Education urges teachers not to resign to collect pensions, 14 August 2014


The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga has appealed to teachers to refrain from resigning to access their pension funds. Read more...


Click here for Basic Education Budget Vote Speech, 2014/15 By Mrs Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, National Assembly, Cape Town: 15 July 2014


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...


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