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2020 Media Releases

Basic Education Department confirms that teachers and administration officials to work until Friday, 18 March 2020
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga at the inter-ministerial media briefing on the Covid-19 following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 March 2020
DBE Minister and TBF Chairperson to hand over a kitchen to the 2019 NSNP Best School Award winning school Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Primary In Saulsville, 13 March 2020
Minister and Deputy Minister of Basic Education to Honour Top Performing Education Districts and Schools at The 2020 National Education Excellence Awards in Pretoria, 12 March 2020
Statement delivered by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, at a media briefing following the meeting of the Council of Education Ministers held in Pretoria, 9 March 2020
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to brief media, 7 March 2020
The DBE celebrates 10 years of the National School Nutrition Programme Best Schools and Districts Awards, 05 March 2020
Basic Education Department sustains the suspension of serving canned pilchards in light of the NRCS’ announcement on defective canning of brands as listed on 24 February 2020, 27 February 2020
Department of Basic Education suspends serving of pilchards in light of National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) canning defect announcement, 26 February 2020
Minister Motshekga to honour teachers at The 20th Annual National Teaching Awards, 14 February 2020
Basic Education Ministry visits schools across the country as part of provicial school readiness visits, 14 January 2020
Minister Motshekga to announce results of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC), 3 January 2020

2019 Media Releases

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
“We are ready” - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on the State of Readiness for the 2019 NSC Examinations, 22 October 2019
Another busy week for South African school principals on study tour in Shanghai, China, 20 October 2019
Basic Education Department concerned about loadshedding during matric examinations, 16 October 2019
Basic Education Department briefs Portfolio Committee on the state of readiness for the final NSC Examinations, 15 October 2019
Minister of Basic Education to host pledge signing ceremony on sidelines of two-day Education Districts Summit, 10 October 2019
Basic Education Department sets the record straight regarding the Director-General’s appearance at the Commission for Gender Equality, 02 October 2019
Eastern Cape learners impress Constitutional Court judges at Moot Court Competition, 29 September 2019
Basic Education Department says General Education Certificate is not a school leaving certificate, 27 September 2019
Minister Motshekga to address SADTU 9th National Congress in Johannesburg, 25 September 2019
Department of Basic Education crowns 2019 Spelling Bee and Albert Luthuli Oral History Champions, 22 September 2019
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2018 Media Releases

DBE partners with UNICEF and MIET Africa to host the CSTL inaugural conference, 11 June 2018
Department of Basic Education notes Bhisho High Court norms and standards ruling, 19 July 2018
Minister Motshekga thanks South Africans for giving generously to education, 19 July 2018
Minister Motshekga welcomes learners back ahead of third term, 17 July 2018
Basic Education Minister joins Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund centenary celebration “a mandela in every generation’’, 16 July 2018
Basic Education Deputy Minister Surty joins National Imbizo Focus Week in Taung and Sekhing, North West, 11 July 2018
Section 100 (1) (B) Intervention in North West Education and Sport Development Department, 11 July 2018
Department of basic education hosts roadshow on professional development framework for digital learning, 08 July 2018
Millions raised for school sanitation, 15 August 2018
President Ramaphosa and Basic Education Minister Motshekga to launch Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE) Initiative, 10 August 2018
Basic Education Minister takes Second Chance Matric Support Program Roadshow to the Free State, 10 August 2018
Basic Education Minister to commemorate stalwarts and celebrate literacy in Eastern Cape, 03 August 2018
Last day for public comments on prevention and management of learner pregnancy in schools, 30 July 2018
Council of Education Ministers approves Home Education Policy for promulgation, 30 July 2018
North West Department of Education and Sport intervention update, 25 July 2018
DBE and Tiger Brands Foundation to hand over the NSNP Best School Award to Tebogo Primary School in Brits, 06 September 2018
Deputy Minister Surty to adjudicate at Lilliesleaf History Essay Competition, 06 September 2018
Minister Motshekga participates in NCOP Debate on World Literacy, 04 September 2018
Western Cape community takes ownership of state-of-the-art primary school, 03 September 2018
ASIDI brings 86 million reasons for renewed hope in Western Cape community, 28 August 2018
Vaal University of Technology to host 2018 Kay Motsepe Schools Cup National Netball Championships, 23 August 2018
South African Reserve Bank Govener and Basic Education Minister to Announce MPC Schools Challenge Winners, 15 August 2018
Minister Motshekga shocked by murder of a teacher by learner, 13 September 2018
Minister Motshekga to celebrate the Centenary of Mama Sisulu - A Woman of Fortitude, 10 September 2018
Basic Education Minister takes Second Chance Matric Support Program Roadshow to Port Elizabeth, 13 September 2018
Minister Motshekga to update the nation on education sector following Council of Education Ministers (CEM) meeting, 16 September 2018
Friday is a normal school day, 14 September 2018
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga following a meeting of the Council Of Education Ministers held in Pretoria, 17 September 2018
Basic Education Minister Brings Second Chance Matric Support Roadshow to Ivory Park, 21 September 2018
Minister Motshekga visits family of slain North West educator, 18 September 2018
Minister Motshekga to launch Rural Education Assistant Project (REAP), 25 September 2018
Modernised Funza Lushaka Online Registration System goes live on 05 October 2018, 01 October 2018
2018 iNkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History Programme celebrates centenaries of South African struggle icons, 28 September 2018
Progress made in North West Section 100(1B) Intervention, 26 September 2018
The 2018 Spelling Bee Championships contestants are buzzing and ready to take top spot at national finals, 05 October 2018
DBE hosts the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu Centenary Commemoration Seminar on World Teachers’ Day, 05 October 2018
8th Annual National School Moot Court finals culminate at Constitutional Court , 03 October 2018
Basic Education Deputy Minister takes message of a second chance to Vryburg, North West , 03 October 2018
Teacher supply tripled in public education system, 01 October 2018
Minister Motshekga sends condolences on the passing of Eastern Cape Education MEC, Mandla Makupula, 8 October 2018
Statement by the DG of Department of Basic Education on the Readiness of Department to Administer the 2018 NSC Examination, 9 October 2018
Minister Angie Motshekga takes the message of a Second Chance to Mopani District, Limpopo, 11 October 2018
Basic Education Minister leads School Safety Summit, 10 October 2018
DBE partners with Nestle SA to celebrate National Nutrition and Obesity Week in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, 10 October 2018
Basic Education Minister happy with the first day of matric examinations, 23 October 2018
DBE and Nestlé celebrate the end of the National Nutrition and Obesity Week in Upington, Northern Cape, 16 October 2018
Basic Education Minister takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read to Lead to George, Western Cape, 25 October 2018
Basic Education Department briefs Portfolio Committee on State of Readiness for 2019 School Year, 20 November 2018
Department of Basic Education and GAME partner to deliver mobile kitchens, 08 November 2018
Media Statement on developments at Ashton International College, 02 November 2018
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2017 Media Releases

Afriforum disrupts matric exams with “Black Monday” protest action, 30 October 2017
Minister Motshekga to Visit Soweto Grade 12 learners as NSC exams gain momentum, 24 October 2017
Basic Education Department confident that matric examinations will run smoothly, 22 October 2017
Basic Education department confident that matric examinations will run smoothly, 22 October 2017
Minister Motshekga to address DBE and Rotary Clubs of South Africa Read to Lead Campaign Partnership Launch, 19 October 2017
Basic Education Minister to publish Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill for public comment, 13 October 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty hosts business breakfast to mobilise for development and digitisation of state-owned textbooks and educational content resources, 08 October 2017
Minister Motshekga to address Microsoft Training Partner Summit, 08 October 2017
7th Annual National School Moot Court Finals culminate at Constitutional Court, 08 October 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to deliver opening address at the Schoolnet South Africa - ICT in the classroom conference, 05 October 2017
Message from Minister Angie Motshekga on World Teachers’ Day 2017, 05 October 2017
Minister Angie Motshekga joins the world in celebrating Teachers Day, 04 October 2017
Department of Basic Education hosts the 7th Annual National School Moot Court finals, 04 October 2017
Schooling set to resume in Vuwani, 02 October 2017
Liberation struggle heroes celebrated through the 2017 iNkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History Programme, 29 September 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

Inclusive education comes under the spotlight at Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, 08 March 2016
DBE and Chinese Embassy partnership sees Sci-Bono Discovery Centre benefit from new Planetarium, 04 March 2016
ICT Workshop Brings Education Sector One Step Closer To Realising ICT Improvement Goals , 04 March 2016
ASIDI Continues to Deliver Change to Rural Education, 03 March 2016
Minister Motshekga recieves final draft report into ‘’jobs for cash’’, 01 March 2016
Departments of Basic Education and Health Champion National School Deworming Programme, 29 February 2016
The 16th National Teaching Awards to be held this weekend in recognition of teaching excellence, 26 February 2016
Minister Motshekga to meet with stakeholders before releasing report on selling of posts, 24 March 2016
Education Department briefs portfolio committee on "skills revolution", 15 March 2016
Department of Basic Education joins anti-racism campaign, 13 March 2016
Post Council of Education Ministers Meeting (CEM) Statement, 11 March 2016
Minister Motshekga to attend Education Leadership NGO Summit hosted by NECT, 10 March 2016
Minister Motshekga to send management team in support of Eastern Cape Education Department, 10 March 2016
EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel, 9 March 2016
Minister Motshekga returns to PE northern areas as part of continued stakeholder engagements, 14 April 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

Minister of Basic Education to host disability roundtable to mark 2015 Disability Rights Awareness Month, 20 November 2015
ANA Mediation Process Still Underway – No Decision Taken, 19 November 2015
Media briefing by the honourable Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, on the management and administration of the 2015 NSC examination in the Limpopo PED, 17 November 2015
Deputy Minister of Basic Education to Address the DBE School Sports Conference, 26 November 2015
Vhembe District to Rewrite Life Science Papers, 25 November 2015
Buffalo City Mayor to handover Nkosinathi Primary School as part of R 8.2 Billion ASIDI Project, 05 November 2015
Investigations into jobs for cash allegations still in progress, 03 November 2015
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, on the commencement of the 2015 National Senior Certificate examination, 30 October 2015
Department of Basic Education hosts Discipline in Education Summit, 03 March 2014
Education Department briefs parliamentarians on state of readiness ahead of 2016 academic year, 27 October 2015
Department of Basic Education and Motsepe Foundation host joint media briefing, 23 November 2015
Minister Motshekga to address 20th Anniversary celebration of Zenex Foundation, 21 October 2015
DBE and Nestlé Healthy Kids promote healthy eating and healthy living in schools, 12 October 2015
Basic Education Deputy Minister welcomes aspirant young lawyers for Fifth National Schools Moot Competition Finals, 07 October 2015
Basic Education Minister to brief media on developments regarding NSC examinations in Limpopo, 16 November 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Council of Education Ministers agree on priorities for the Sector, 4 JULY 2014
Schools Choral Eisteddfod takes center stage at Durban ICC, 07 July 2014
Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Vote, 11 July 2014
Schools to gather for the 2014 South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 14 July 2014
Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Vote, 14 July 2014
Minister of Basic Education tables the DBE Budget Vote at the NCOP, 22 July 2014
Minister of Basic Education to address media on the DBE Budget Vote, 23 July 2014
Statement by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angelina Motshekga at the pre - NCOP Budget vote speech media briefing
Minister Motshekga wishes Mathematics Championship participants well, 29 July 2014
Department of Basic Education Commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2014
DBE partners with Tiger Brands and Nelson Mandela Foundation to distribute food parcels in Alexandra, 26 June 2014
Minister Motshekga continues firm focus on teacher development with the launch of Professional Learning Communities and Subject Committees, 06 August 2014
Teacher training comes under the spotlight at Education Department workshops, 10 August 2014
Department of Basic Education launches investigation after detecting irregularities, 11 August 2014
Donate a story book - join the Book Flood, 17 July 2014
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