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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

Dr Makgabo Reginah Mhaule

Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule

Dr Reginah Mhaule, MP, has a Doctorate degree in Public Administration, a Masters degree in Public Administration and an honours degree in Education.

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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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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is made up of 7 branches, each led by a Deputy Director-General (DDG). Each DBE branch is divided into chief directorates, managed by chief directors.


Finance and Administration

Branch: Finance and Administration's purpose is to provide Administrative support to the Department.


Office of the Director-General

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


Teachers, Human Resource and Institutional Development

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.


Educational Enrichment Services

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


Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit

Headed by Ms Simone Geyer, the Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit's purpose is to assist the Ministry and Department to meet strategic objectives.


Planning, Information and Assessments

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.


Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring

Branch: C's purpose is to develop curriculum and assessment policy and support, monitor and evaluate curriculum implementation.

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