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2019 Media Releases

Basic Education Department has noted High Court judgment regarding undocumented learners, 12 December 2019
Basic Education Department Pleased With Successful Matric Examination for 2019, 29 November 2019
Basic Education Department Briefs Portfolio Committee on state of readiness for 2020 school year, 26 November 2019
Fake news and false media reports are misleading and causing harm to the debate on CSE section of Life Orientation curriculum, 17 November 2019
Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angelina Matsie Motshekga, addresses the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, France on 14 November 2019
Basic Education Department releases Scripted Lesson Plans to the public to allay fears regarding Comprehensive Sexuality Education Content, 13 November 2019
Minister Motshekga to address media following the final Council of Education Ministers (CEM) meeting of 2019, 7 November 2019
South Africa launches the Let’s Talk EUP (Early and Unintended Pregnancies) Campaign, 05 November 2019
2019 Matric Examinations Enter Third Week, 04 November 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga to hand over the newly built toilets as part of the Safe Initiative at Govani Primary School in Giyani, Limpopo, 01 November 2019
Minister Motshekga continues public engagements with communities in the Western Cape, 30 October 2019
Basic Education Department concerned about continued misleading reports on Life Orientation curriculum, 29 October 2019
South African school principals return home after successful learning tour of Shanghai, China, 28 October 2019
Minister Motshekga to visit schools and engage with communities in Gauteng, 27 October 2019
Progress Report on National Senior Certificate Examination, 23 October 2019
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2018 Media Releases

Last chance to register for 2018 supplementary exams, 18 January 2018
Basic Education Ministry to visit Gauteng and North West schools as part of provincial school readiness visits, 16 January 2018
Basic Education Ministry to visit schools as part of provincial school readiness visits, 15 January 2018
Basic Education Minister to announce Matric Results for the Class of 2017, 01 January 2018
Last chance to register for amended senior certificate, 31 January 2018
Minister of Basic Education to visit schools in Xhariep, 30 January 2018
Education sector update media briefing by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, 28 January 2018
Minister Angie Motshekga meets Höerskool Overvaal stakeholders, 22 January 2018
Basic Education Sector Lekgotla Set for 22 – 24 January, 21 January 2018
Department Of Basic Education condemns initiation practices in schools, 19 January 2018
Minister Motshekga condemns murder of teacher, 19 January 2018
Department of Basic Education Clarifies Matters Raised in a Media Statement Issued By SCOPA, 01 March 2018
Basic Education Department briefs portfolio committee on the state of readiness for School Governing Body elections, 27 February 2018
Basic Education Department closer to implementation of HIV policy in schools, 26 February 2018
Department of Basic Education opens conversation on adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services, 25 February 2018
Department of Basic Education Briefs Portfolio Committee on Monitoring at start of Academic Year, 13 February 2018
18th Annual National Teaching Awards set to recognise the nations foremost teachers, 09 February 2018
Basic Education Minister Convenes Urgent Council of Education Minister’s (CEM) Meeting to Discuss School Infrastructure, 19 March 2018
Minister Motshekga sends condolences to family of child who passed away from falling into pit latrine, 15 March 2018
Department of Basic Education continues the conversation on adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services, 13 March 2018
Department of Basic Education and Department of Transport brief Standing Committee on Appropriations, 7 March 2018
Basic Education Department to award winner in 2017/18 National School Nutrition Best School and District Awards, 07 March 2018
Basic Education Department briefs Portfolio Committee on progress made in school infrastructure delivery, 06 March 2018
Basic Education Department assures parents that school nutrition programme contains no processed meats, 05 March 2018
Minister of Basic Education recognises the best performing education districts, 05 April 2018
Department of Basic Education and Physical Education Institute of South Africa host fourth Physical Education Symposium, 04 April 2018
Statement by Basic Education Minister Motshekga following her meeting with National Teachers Union (NATU), 29 March 2018
Media Statement on the Issue Relating to the Testing of Learners in the Nelson Mandela Education District, 26 March 2018
Post urgent CEM media briefing, 22 March 2018
Media briefing following urgent infrastructure CEM meeting, 22 March 2018
DBE and Nestlé SA to Host Panel Discussion on the Value and Importance Nutrition and Physical Education in Schools, 14 May 2018
Media Statement delivered by the Minister of Basic Education at a Media Briefing ahead of her Budget Vote Speech, 9 May 2018, Cape Town
Minister of Basic Education tables 2018/19 Budget Vote, 08 May 2018
Department of Basic Eduation Notes Judgement in Michael Komape Case, 23 April 2018
The Electoral Commission and Department of Basic Education to host the annual Schools Democracy Week in Mpumalanga, 16 April 2018
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to launch the Sunrise View and Platinum Village Schools in Rustenburg, North West, 12 April 2018
Anglo American and Department of Basic Education to launch education programme to improve learners’ outcomes, 11 April 2018
“Consolidating our collective efforts”: Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference, Pretoria, 12-13 June 2018
Minister condemns naked dancing in school choir competition, 30 May 2018
Minister of Basic Education set to release Ministerial Task Team report into the introduction of History as a compulsory subject, 29 May 2018
Minister deeply saddened by senseless murder of school girls, 28 May 2018
Department of Basic Education marks Africa Day with special focus on reading, 23 May 2018
Nestlé launches global initiative to help children lead healthier lives, 15 May 2018
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana Meet to Address Issues Facing KZN Education Department, 15 May 2018
Schools re-open July 17th as per published School Calendar, 08 July 2018
Second Chance Roadshow rolls into Queenstown and Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, 29 June 2018
Department of Basic Education extends deadline for public comments on draft Learner Pregnancy Policy, 27 June 2018
The Department of Basic Education and Motsepe Foundation host 2018 ABC Motsepe SA School Choral and Traditional Music Competition, 24 June 2018
South Africa hosts SADC Meeting of Ministers of Education and Training and Science, Technology and Innovation (ET-STI) in Durban, 18 June 2018
The Minister of Basic Education brings the Second Chance Matric Support Programme to Bela-Bela Community Hall, 15 June 2018
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2017 Media Releases

Department of Basic Education response to release of Progress in International Reading Study 2016 results, 5 December 2017
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) set for release, 4 December 2017
2017 National Senior Certificate Examinations come to an end as markers take over, 28 November 2017
Public hearings on the cards for Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, 28 November 2017
Minister Motshekga to address SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference, 27 November 2017
NSC examinations enter fifth week, 21 November 2017
Department of Basic Education invites members of the public to submit inputs on draft Policy on Home Education, 20 November 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to deliver address at the 4th Annual Dr Chota Motala Memorial Lecture, 16 November 2017
Basic Education Minister's messsage to the public in regard to comments received on the draft Basic Education Laws Ammendent bill, 13 November 2017
ASIDI continues to deliver change to rural education with the handover of Bhekisizwe Primary in Mqanduli, 09 November 2017
Basic Education Deputy Minister lays wreath at South African War Memorial Site in France, 09 November 2017
Department of Basic Education urges taxi industry to reconsider strike action, 07 November 2017
Member of the Eastern Cape Legislature to hand-over the newly built Ngcenduna Junior Primary School in Mqanduli, 02 November 2017
Setting the record straight on alleged compromise of Mathematics Paper 1 matric examinations, 02 November 2017
Clarifying the Policy on progression and the Policy on multiple examination opportunity (MEO) relating to the National Senior Certificate (NSC), 31 October 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

Basic Education Deputy Minister visits Nkangala as part of provincial school visits, 18 January 2016
Closing date for supplementary exam registration only two days away, 18 January 2016
Northern Cape MEC for Education to receive Torch Of Peace on behalf of Minister of Basic Education, 15 January 2016
Ministry of Basic Education continue with school visits in West Rand and Cape Town to welcome 2016 academic calendar , 13 January 2016
Ministry of Basic Education welcomes first day of 2016 academic calendar with school visits, 12 January 2016
Department of Basic Education distances itself from hoax messages inviting Funza Lushaka applications, 11 January 2016
A 55% increase in black high-level mathematics achievers in the 2008 to 2015 period, 07 January 2016
Handover of ASIDI primary school to add value to the West Coast community of Porterville, 23 February 2016
Red River Primary School to be officially handed over to community of Mannenberg, 17 February 2016
DBE, Cricket South Africa and SRSA to launch partnership, 16 February 2016
Deputy Minister Mr Enver Surty continues Western Cape ASIDI delivery with the official handover of Parkview Primary School, 09 February 2016
Department of Basic Education calls for comment on Proposed 2018 School Calendar, 02 February 2016
Statement delivered by Minister Angie Motshekga following the meeting of the Council Of Education Ministers (CEM) held on 28 January 2016, 29 January 2016
Minister Motshekga to brief media following first Council of Education Ministers meeting of 2016, 28 January 2016
Team South Africa victorious at The Hague, 26 January 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

Minister Motshekga to brief members of the media on ‘’Jobs for Cash” investigations after receiving preliminary report, 15 December 2015
Statement delivered by Mrs Angie Motshekga regarding the investigation into allegations of selling of posts for teachers, 17 December 2015
Minister Motshekga to brief members of the media on ‘’Jobs for Cash” investigations after receiving preliminary report, 16 December 2015
DBE welcomes UMALUSI approval of NSC results for release, 30 December 2015
Minister Motshekga set to announce 2015 NSC Examination Results in Early January 2016, 31 December 2015
DBE denies walking away from ANA mediation process, 25 November 2015
Motsepe Foundation commits R117,5 million to sports development , 24 November 2015
Deputy Minister Mr Enver Surty to officially handover Westfleur Primary School, 23 November 2015
Minister Motshekga visits matric marking centre, 11 December 2015
Minister Motshekga to open Stakeholder Summit on School Safety and Security, 08 December 2015
Minister Motshekga wishes Vhembe learners Good Luck for rewrite, 04 December 2015
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to handover Voorspoed Primary School In Hanover Park, Western Cape, 01 December 2015
Only Vhembe District to rewrite Life Science papers, 01 December 2015
Keynote Address by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, at the Ministerial Roundtable on Disability Discussion held at the DBE Conference Centre, Pretoria, 23 November 2015
Media release on the progress with the investigation of the leakage of the examination paper in the 2015 National Senior Certificate examination, 21 November 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Statement By The Minister Of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga On The Release Of The National Senior Certificate Supplementary Examination Results, 04 May 2014
Minister Motshekga Makes Presentation To Education World Forum In London, 21 January 2014
Deputy Minister Surty and Free State MEC join Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST) to launch a School Infrastructure Project, 23 April 2014
Minister of COGTA, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli continues Eastern Cape Infrastructure rollout with the Handover of Zingisile Primary,
Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe to receive prestigious education award, 30 April 2014
Minister Motshekga To Address The Media In Pretoria, 05 May 2014
More textbooks delivered to Limpopo schools that reported shortages of learning material, 06 May 2014
Minister Motshekga Sends Condolences To Families Of Learners Who Drowned In Motor Vehicle Tragedy, 13 May 2014
Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa continues Eastern Cape School Infrastructure rollout with the Handover of Ludeke Primary School, 14 May 2014
School Governing Body Associations Support Task Team To Investigate The Selling Of Posts, 21 May 2014
Minister Motshekga joins learners as they sign pledge in solidarity with the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, 23 May 2014
Minister Motshekga Launches International Mathematical Olympiad, 23 June 2014
International Mathematics Olympiad media launch, 24 June 2014
Minister Motshekga To Hand-Over Thembeni Senior Primary School As Part Of The Infrastructure Rollout Programme, 05 May 2014
Eastern Cape Education MEC continues School Infrastructure rollout with the Handover of Mandlobe Senior Primary School, 04 July 2014
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