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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

Department of Basic Education continues administration of 2019 mid-year matric examinations, 27 May 2019
Basic Education Department disappointed and disturbed With Sunday Times article, 13 May 2019
The mid-year matric examinations continue following the 2019 election break, 10 May 2019
Basic Education Department ready to administer First Annual 2019 Mid-Year Matric Examination, 29 April 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read to Lead Roadshow to Grabouw, Cape Town, 26 April 2019
Basic Education Minister to hand over State-Of-The-Art ASIDI school, 25 April 2019
The Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty launches the book “In Pursuit Of Dignity”, 23 April 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa to hand over schools in KwaZulu-Natal Province, 15 April 2019
Minister Motshekga to release findings of the School Monitoring Survey, 05 April 2019
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to launch the Ministerial Task Team Textbook Evaluation Report, 04 April 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read to Lead to Pimville, Soweto, 25 March 2019
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to Handover the Vodacom Supported Early Childhood Development Centre and School of Excellence in Vhembe, Limpopo, 19 March 2019
Minister Motshekga to congratulate teach ambassadors at graduation ceremony, 15 March 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga to honour top performing districts in the 2018 NSC Exam at the 2019 Education Excellence Awards, 14 March 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga hands over the newly built toilets as part of the SAFE Initiative at Ubuhle Bemvelo Primary School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, 11 March 2019
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2018 Media Releases

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2017 Media Releases

Hygiene and sanitation education in 15 000 schools will impact 4,5 million South Africans over 5 years, 27 June 2017
Department of Basic Education to make input at the 8th SA AIDS Conference in Durban, 09 June 2017
Basic Education Minister to deliver Budget Vote at National Council Of Provinces,07 June 2017
DBE partners with Freedom Park and Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation to commemorate Africa Day, 02 June 2017
Media Briefing – Education Sector Update by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga in Parliament, Cape Town, 24 May 2017
Department of Basic Education briefs Portfolio Committee on National Senior Certificate Supplementary Examinations results and possible merger of Grade 12 National Examinations, 13 June 2017
Basic Education Deputy Minister to open second Annual Sasol Technical Teachers Conference, 28 June 2017
Department of Basic Education welcomes religion in schools court ruling, 28 June 2017
The Department of Basic Education partners with Motsepe Foundation to host 2017 ABCMotsepe School Eisteddfod, 28 June 2017
Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, briefs Portfolio Committee on African languages in schools, 27 June 2017
Minister Motshekga to address pre-Budget Vote media briefing, 22 May 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to hand over R81 million ASIDI school in Du Noon, Western Cape, 16 May 2017
Education DialogueSA: Mobilising South Africans to Shape Education Policy, 11 May 2017
PEISA and DBE Celebrate Physical Education Day on Wednesday, 10 May, 08 May 2017
Learners to receive supplementary examination results from 15 May, 09 May 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

The Department Of Basic Education and Motsepe Foundation Hosts the 2016 ABC Motsepe School Choral and Traditional Music Competition, 24 June 2016
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to Address Second Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk under the Theme: The 1976 OF 2016, 24 June 2016
Basic Education Department appeals for learning and teaching to be restored in Vuwani, 15 June 2016
Minister of Basic Education to host a Dialogue on the Commemoration of June 16 in Alexander, 14 June 2016
Deputy Minister of Basic Education to address commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of June 16 In Feta Kgomo, Limpopo, 13 June 2016
President Jacob Zuma to visit Marhulana Primary School in Tembisa, 17 July 2016
Free State MEC continues ASIDI delivery with the official hand-overs of Ntsu Secondary and Bethlehem Combined Schools, 15 July 2016
Minister Motshekga to address AVBOB Foundation Library Hand-over as part of Mandela Day Celebrations, 15 July 2016
Education sector continues to make progress in delivering school infrastructure , 14 July 2016
Deputy Minister to address Kha Ri Gude Graduation Ceremony in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, 14 July 2016
The Department of Basic Education dismisses reports that schooling period in South Africa will be increased from 12 years to 25 years, 12 July 2016
The Department of Basic Education, Cotlands And UNICEF host Play Conference supported by the Lego Foundation, 11 July 2016
Department of Basic Education partners with UJ, Microsoft, UNICEF and Vodacom to train 170 Teacher Centre Managers, 11 July 2016
Basic Education Minister Motshekga welcomes agreement on the reopening of Vuwani schools, 24 July 2016
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to hand-over R45M Motaung Primary School in Ventersdorp, North West, 21 July 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

DBE, CSA Signs MOU With SRSA to Fast-Track School Sport Development, Monday, 17 August 2015
Minister Motshekga receives Nkonkwana Junior Secondary School as part IDC Donation, 16 August 2015
The muppets are on the road again, 14 August 2015
Education Department warns against misleading statements made by DA on the appointment of Director-General, 14 August 2015
The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, wishes to announce two new commitments as part of the Department’s efforts to end violence in South African schools, 02 September 2015
Department of Basic Education working hard to improve qualifications for Grade R teachers, 04 August 2015
Basic Education department briefs parliament on violence in schools and measures taken to address the problem, 04 August 2015
Minister Motshekga takes Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Roadshow to Limpopo and KZN, 31 July 2015
ASIDI continues delivery with the Handover of Philemon Nkwenkwezi Junior Secondary School, 30 July 2015
Education Department makes great strides towards addressing the plight of disabled learners, 18 August 2015
Education Department making progress towards meeting objectives of current financial year, 11 August 2015
MEC Makupula to Handover Lower Tsojana Junior Secondary School, 22 July 2015
DBE and Nestlé Healthy Kids continue Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations in Ikageng, Potchefstroom, 22 July 2015
Reading takes Centre Stage, 20 July 2015
Release of withheld results and Cabinet approves appointment of new Department of Basic Education Director-General, 13 August 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng MEC to Receive 101st MassMart mobile kitchen, 28 October 2014
Deputy Minister of Basic Education to handover Portia Primary School to mark fifth ASIDI Western Cape handover, 30 October 2014
Matric examinations continue despite load shedding, 03 November 2014
Education department terminates contracts of companies implicated in food contamination, 6 November 2014
Department of Basic Education briefs Education Portfolio Committee on NSC Task Team Report, 11 November 2014
Minister Motshekga in Japan for UN World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, 12 November 2014
Statement on the meeting of the Council of Education Ministers held in Pretoria on 24 November 2014, 25 November 2014
DBE welcomes the appointment of a Committee of enquiry to look into KZN Fiscal Management, 26 November 2014
Basic Education Minister to consider provincial infrastructure norms and standards implementation plans, 28 November 2014
Basic Education Deputy Minister and EC MEC marks World AIDS Day at Nzuluwazi Secondary School in Mt Frere, 01 December 2014
Minister Motshekga to release 2014 Annual National Assessment Results, 03 December 2014
Message of support from the Minister of Basic Education
Food parcels provide much needed relief to families over festive season, 09 December 2014
Tiger Brands and Department of Basic Education provide nourishment to Over 13 400 learners and their this Festive Season, 11 December 2014
Supplementary information on the LTSM procurement and delivery Processes in Limpopo, 17 December 2014
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