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2020 Media Releases

Minister Motshekga to announce results of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC), 3 January 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
The DBE celebrates 10 years of the National School Nutrition Programme Best Schools and Districts Awards, 05 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
Basic Education Department confirms that teachers and administration officials to work until Friday, 18 March 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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2019 Media Releases

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
Remarks at the media briefing hosted by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga on the occasion of the last post-Council Of Education Ministers’ meeting held in Pretoria on the 8th of March 2
Minister Angie Motshekga to brief media on key developments and important decisions affecting the basic education sector, 07 March 2019
Minister Motshekga and Angolan Deputy Minister of Education to visit Atteridgeville School, 25 February 2019
Basic Education department disappointed with public statements attributed to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), 15 February 2019
2019 is set to be a renaissance year for Early Childhood Development, 08 February 2019
Basic Education Minister takes Second Chance Matric Support Program Roadshow to East London, Eastern Cape, 08 February 2019
Deadline Extended 18th February for Mid-Year Examination Registration, 05 February 2019
Last Three Days to Register for Second Chance Examinations, 28 January 2019
Department of Basic Education and UNICEF warn of hoax Early Childhood Development training, 25 January 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Programme and Read To Lead to Secunda in Mpumalanga, 24 January 2019
Last chance to register for second chance examinations, 24 January 2019
Third Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla set for 21 – 23 January at Birchwood in Benoni, 20 January 2019
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2018 Media Releases

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
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
Minister Motshekga to launch Rural Education Assistant Project (REAP), 25 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
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
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
Basic Education Minister takes Second Chance Matric Support Program Roadshow to Port Elizabeth, 13 September 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
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
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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
Minister Motshekga to address DBE and Rotary Clubs of South Africa Read to Lead Campaign Partnership Launch, 19 October 2017
Basic Education Department confident that matric examinations will run smoothly, 22 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
Message from Minister Angie Motshekga on World Teachers’ Day 2017, 05 October 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to deliver opening address at the Schoolnet South Africa - ICT in the classroom conference, 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

Department of Basic Education to commemorate World Aids Day in Thaba Nchu, Free State, 01 December 2016
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s media statement in response to TIMSS 2015 Results, 29 November 2016
Department Of Basic Education briefs Portfolio Committee on the state of readiness for 2017 school year, 29 November 2016
Basic Education Department releases school infrastructure delivery reports today, 29 November 2016
Leaked exam paper will not be rewritten but investigations continue, 28 November 2016
HSRC set to release results of 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), 25 November 2016
DA’s attacks on Minister Motshekga ill-informed, 24 November 2016
Exam Leak Suspect Denied Bail, 24 November 2016
DBE Minister Condemns Lies Spread By Vytjie Mentor on Social Media, 24 November 2016
DBE briefs Portfolio Committee on jobs for cash progress, 23 November 2016
Education sector partnership with UNISA ensures continued professional teacher development finds expression, 22 November 2016
Minister Motshekga to Hand-Over of R24 Million Bungu Junior Secondary School, 15 November 2016
Statement by Min Motshekga on progress made in delivering school infrastructure in terms of Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public Schools infrastructure: 14 Nov 2016
Minister Motshekga to provide update on infrastructure progress within the education sector, 11 November 2016
Department of Basic Education rejects ridiculous Democratic Alliance allegations relating to NEEDU, 10 November 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

DBE welcomes increase in 2015 budget allocation, 26 february 2015
Basic Education Minister takes School Governance to the heart of communities through roadshow, 20 February 2015
Basic Education Department welcomes end to Malamulele impasse, 17 February 2015
Media Statement on the Status of the KZN And Eastern Cape Examination Irregularities, 11 February 2015
School Governance takes centre stage as Basic Education launches School Governing Body Election Roadshow, 06 February 2015
DA Misleading public on warehoused textbooks, 05 February 2015
DBE and Empowervate celebrate the past six years of the creation of change agents, 20 March 2015
Department of Basic Education and Empowervate celebrating six years of empowering learners, 18 March 2015
Deputy Minister of Basic Education to handover Tygersig Primary School as ASIDI Western Cape continues to deliver, 17 March 2015
Department of Basic Education and Tiger Brands host the NSNP Best Schools and Districts Awards 2014/15, 17 March 2015
Department of Basic Education and Tiger Brands host the NSNP Best Schools and Districts Awards 2014/15, 17 March 2015
Department of Basic Education Deputy Minister to address Unisa Education Board Meeting, 16 March 2015
Department of Basic Education and SABC Education to Live Stream the 15th National Teaching Awards, 12 March 2015
Minister of Basic Education to handover ASIDI school number 99, 25 March 2015
Minister of Basic Education urges communities to ensure every school has an SGB, 25 March 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to Release 2014 NSC Examination Results, 17 December 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
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
School nutrition programme has not been suspended in Limpopo, 13 November 2014
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