Moot Court competition promotes the Constitution and its values to the youth

Gomotsegang Montsho and Kimberly Letswe are the winners of the 2014 Schools Moot Court competition.

The grade 11 learners from Grenville High School in Rustenberg, North West, came out tops as forty teams made up from learners from all nine provinces competed for top honours in this prestigious competition.

Now in its fourth year, the competition is a collaboration between the Departments of Basic Education, Justice and Constitutional Development and the University of Pretoria Law Faculty.



Vocational learning programme on the horizon

The Department of Basic Education has gathered together education experts to develop a skills and vocational learning programme for schools.

The first writing session for the new skills and vocational learning programme, which will apply to both schools for learners with special education needs and mainstream schools, took place at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Gauteng from 29 September to 3 October 2014.




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