The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga and Eastern Cape Education MEC, Mr Mandla Makupula will on Monday 06 August 2018 mark the centenary of two South African Stalwarts, Mama Albertina Sisulu and former President Nelson Mandela in Elliotdale, outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.
In addition to celebrating the lives of these icons, the day will see learners, principals and various stakeholders commemorating the day with a special focus on Social Cohesion and Literacy in schools through the Department’s ‘’Read to Lead’’ campaign.
The day will also see the Department showcasing some of its key programmes such as the Second Chance Matric Support Programme as well as the Read to Lead Campaign among others that are intended to better the lives of young people.
Members of the media are invited to attend the commemoration as follows:
Date: Monday, 06 August 2018
Venue: Elliotdale Sports Complex, Elliotdale, Eastern Cape
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275 | Troy Martens – 079 899 3070
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION