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DBE Leadership

Minister


Ms Siviwe Gwarube

Minister Siviwe Gwarube

 

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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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Director-General


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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DEPUTY DIRECTORS-GENERAL

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.

PADDY PADAYACHEE

Business Intelligence

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

 

DR BARNEY MTHEMBU

Curriculum Policy, Support and Monitoring

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

SIMONE GEYER

Delivery and Support

Headed by Ms Simone Geyer, the Delivery and Support branch's purpose is to assist the Ministry and Department to meet strategic objectives through identifying and addressing selected areas of challenge.

PATRICK KHUNOU

Finance and Administration

Branch: Finance and Administration's purpose is to provide financial management and administrative support to the Department.

TSHOLOFELO DIALE

Infrastructure

The Branch: Infrastructure's purpose is to manage and facilitate the planning, resourcing, delivery, maintenance and monitoring of infrastructure provisioning in the sector.

VACANT

Office of the Director-General

Branch:ODG's purpose is to render services to the Director-General.


DR GRANVILLE WHITTLE

Educational Enrichment Services

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

VACANT

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.

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