The Department of Basic Education and the Motsepe Foundation will from Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 June 2018 host ABC Motsepe South Africa School Choir Eisteddfod (SASCE) National Championships at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg.
Showcasing what has since 2016 continued to be a significant partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, the ABC Motsepe SASCE is one of the Department’s most significant cultural events on the annual school calendar.
Celebrating its 18th year, the Eisteddfod remains one of the most crucial school enrichment programmes that promote unity in diversity, national reconciliation, a new South African National Identity, social transformation and social cohesion among learners.
Members of the media are invited to attend the ABC Motsepe SASCE as follows:
Date: Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 June 2018
Time: 08h00 daily
Venue: Rhema Bible Church, Randburg, Johannesburg
Department of Basic Education:
Elijah Mhlanga - 083 580 8275 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Terence Khala – 081 758 1546 | email@example.com
Nozipho Xulu – 082 431 6768
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Members of the media are requested to RSVP ahead of time to ensure accreditation is available for collection upon arrival. No member of the media will be granted access to the venue without accreditation owing to strict security measures at the venue, compliance is essential.
There will be an opportunity to interview the learners, teachers and participants throughout the competition. Members of the media seeking assistance with interviews are free to contact Mr Terence Khala (081 758 1546)
2018 Eisteddfod Background
The Eisteddfod is one of the Department’s prestigious events in the annual school calendar. It is a strategic programme of our Department’s quest to promote unity in diversity, national reconciliation, social cohesion, and a national identity among young South Africans of school-going age. It works towards this vision by addressing embedded cultural, traditional and indigenous messages and meanings that promote nation-building, build a sense of belonging, and help define a South African national identity.
The Department values this programme as it resonates well with Government’s vision to improve the quality of life for all citizens, free the potential of each person and build a united and democratic country. Music, like all other forms of cultural expression, is an important weapon of education. So much is invested in this exercise precisely because it advances the holistic development of the young, preparing them for constructive lives fulfilling to themselves, their country and their people.