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Minister Angie Motshekga takes the message of a Second Chance to Mopani District, Limpopo, 11 October 2018

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga will on Saturday, 13 October 2018 take the Department of Basic Educations Second Chance Matric Support Programme to the Mamaila Mphotwane Circuit Office in the Letaba Municipality of Limpopo. 


The #SecondChance Programme of the Department of Basic Education is inviting all candidates who have previously not met the requirements of the National Senior Certificate as well as those currently in matric to take advantage of the specially designed #SecondChance Matric Support Programme.


Along with the #SecondChance Programme the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training will have exhibition stands offering opportunities ranging from registration for the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme to Career Development Services.


The services are aimed at creating an enabling environment for prospective candidates to take advantage of the opportunities on offer which will include a focus on the Departments Read to Lead Campaign.    


Members of the media are invited to attend the Second Chance Roadshow and Read to Lead campaign as follows:

Date:         Saturday 13 October 2018

Time:        10h00

Venue:      Mamaila Mphotwane Circuit Office, Letaba Municipality, Mopani Limpopo


Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga:            083 580 8275

                   Troy Martens:     079 899 3070







Notes to Editors:

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

Recipients of the bursary must apply on-line for the bursary in every year. The recipient must also complete the placement information as required in every year. The provincial education department (PED) will place a graduate bursar in a suitable teaching post. If a particular PED does not have a suitable teaching post for the graduate bursar, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have a suitable post. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed and placement cannot be deferred for any reason.


Applications for Funza Lushaka are now open and will close on 11 January 2019


Read 2 lead


The Read to Lead Campaign was officially launched on 22 July 2015 and will continue over the next four years (2015-2019). The focus of the Campaign is to improve the reading abilities of all South African children whilst the main aim of the Campaign is to ensure that all learners are able to demonstrate age appropriate levels of reading by 2019. This is also a response to national, regional and international studies that have been conducted during the past few years showing that South African children are not able to read at expected levels, and are unable to execute tasks that demonstrate key skills associated with Literacy.


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Date Posted: 10/15/2018
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