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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

Basic Education Department Clarifies Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Portfolio Committee, 17 September 2019
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga following the first meeting of the Council of Education Ministers in the 6th administration held in Pretoria, 16 September 2019
Basic Education Department briefs Portfolio Committee on School Safety, 10 September 2019
Basic Education Department welcomes signing of Collective Agreement for School Based Educators, 09 September 2019
Department of Basic Education partners with Woolworths to celebrate 2019 World School Milk Day in Khayelitsha, 09 September 2019
Basic Education Department strengthening curriculum content on Life Skills and Life Orientation through scripted lesson plans, 6 September 2019
DBE invites candidates to use e-registration to register for the 2019 Senior Certificate exams before 11 September deadline, 05 September 2019
Pioneer Foods Partners with DBE to bring its Schools Breakfast Nutrition Programme to Gauteng, 29 August 2019
Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule to launch the NSNP/Pioneer Foods Schools Breakfast Nutrition Programme in Gauteng, 27 August 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read To Lead Campaign to Bloemfontein, 23 August 2019
Department of Basic Education invites Mid-Year candidates who wrote and did not pass to register for another opportunity, 19 August 2019
Basic Education Minister and South African Reserve Bank Governor to announce 2019 MPC Schools Challenge Winners, 15 August 2019
Minister Motshekga denounces sexist twitter posts by the Department’s spokesperson, 13 August 2019
Deputy Minister of Basic Education Regina Mhaule to address the SANASE AGM and Conference in Durban, 15 August 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga to Address the Woman’ Month Commemoration at the Woman Living Monument in Pretoria, 08 August 2019
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2018 Media Releases

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
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
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
Schools re-open July 17th as per published School Calendar, 08 July 2018
Second Chance Roadshow rolls into Queenstown and Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, 29 June 2018
Department of Basic Education extends deadline for public comments on draft Learner Pregnancy Policy, 27 June 2018
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2017 Media Releases

Department of Basic Education hosts the 2017 National Spelling Bee competition finals, 21 September 2017
Department of Basic Education partners with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to host the Data Summit 2017, 18 September 2017
Statement by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga on the occasion of the post-CEM Media Briefing, 15 September 2017
Basic Education Department briefs Parliament on state of readiness for 2017 NSC examinations, 12 September 2017
Second Chance roadshow rolls into Kimberley, Northern Cape, 08 September 2017
Minister Motshekga denies allegations of ill-discipline by ANCWL, 27 August 2017
DBE and Constitutional Hill celebrate the year of OR Tambo, 24 August 2017
Second Chance Matric Support Programme roadshow in Potchefstroom, 18 August 2017
Minister Angie Motshekga to host roundtable discussions on the release of the SACMEQ IV report, 17 August 2017
Eastern Cape Basic Education portfolio chair to hand-over Sizwe Primary School, Eastern Cape, 16 August 2017
DBE to host the Early Grade Reading Study North West findings discussions session, 15 August 2017
Department of Basic Education to hand-over R42 million ASIDI school in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, 14 August 2017
Department of Basic Education condemns violence in schools, 10 August 2017
Basic Education Minister Mrs Angie Motshekga to meet Klipspruit West Community to resolve school impasse, 04 August 2017
Minister Motshekga to visit injured MP’s in hospital, 03 August 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

Deputy Minister Surty to hand-over of R60 Million Silverstream Primary School In Manenberg, 07 November 2016
Media statement by the Minister of Basic Education on the leakage of the Mathematics Paper 2, in the 2016 National Senior Certificate examination, in the Limpopo Province, 04 November 2016
Minister Motshekga and MEC Kgetjepe to brief media on progress of investigation into exam paper leak, 3 November 2016
Deputy Minister Surty to hand-over R66 Million Vooruitsig Primary School , 02 November 2016
Department of Basic Education sets record straight on Daily Dispatch Mud Schools Article , 31 October 2016
Basic Education Department addresses leaked exam paper in Limpopo, 01 November 2016
Ministry sends condolences to late former COSAS president, 31 October 2016
Department of Basic Education hosts the 2016 National Spelling Bee competition finals, 27 October 2016
Department of Basic Education to hand over two State-of-the-Art Eastern Cape Schools, 26 October 2016
Imperial Road Safety and the Department of Basic Education celebrate key educational milestone, 21 October 2016
Department of Basic Education and SuperSports to hand a new playing field to Stredfod Primary School in Orange Farm, Gauteng, 20 October 2016
Departments of Basic Education, Transport And Imperial Takes Road Safety Education to Learners, 20 October 2016
Final countdown to 2016 NSC examinations, 17 October 2016
Department of Basic Education’s ASIDI Programme to hand-over state-of-the-art Mangena Primary School
National Nutrition Week is celebrated with schools, 09 October 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

DBE And Peisa To Host A Symposium On Physical Education In Schools, 24 March 2015
1+4 Maths Teacher development plan to start in earnest in April 2015, 24 March 2015
Remarks by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, and MP, at the Third Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Roundtable Discussion held at the DBE Conference Centre, 19 March 2015
Remarks by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, at the Second Education District Excellence Awards, New Age Business Briefing, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, 19 march 2015
Minister Of Basic Education To Host The Unesco Education For All Stakeholders Meeting And Launch Of The Global Monitoring Report (Gmr), 15 April 2015
Department of Basic Education Launches the Spelling Bee 2015 Competition in Partnership With Spell It!, 14 April 2015
Dbe And Peisa On A Drive To Celebrate Physical Education Month 06 April – 10 May 2015, 09 April 2015
Minister Motshekga to host community consultative meeting in Sekgosese, 08 April 2015
Basic Education Minister will publish provincial infrastructure norms and standards implementation plans in a few weeks, 31 March 2015
The Department Of Basic Education Hosts LTSM Roundtable, 30 March 2015
Deputy Minister of Basic Education launches Life Science and Physical Science laboratories at Boithaopo Secondary in Kraaipan, 27 March 2015
Minister Motshekga to handover ASIDI school number 99, 27 March 2015
Department of Basic Education to host Reading Roundtable Discussion, 26 March 2015
Minister of Basic Education tables the Basic Education 2015/16 Budget Vote , 04 May 2015
Minister of Basic Education to Handover Dorrington Matsepe Primary School as ASIDI delivers 100th school, 29 April 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Education Department raises pass mark in Senior Phase, 23 November 2014
Minister of Basic Education to handover Knysna Secondary School as ASIDI Western Cape continues school infrastructure handover,24 November 2014
Minister Angie Motshekga to brief media briefing on crucial Basic Education matters, 21 September 2014
Media Statement Delivered by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, on the resolutions of the Council of Ministers’ Meeting held this week, 21 September 2014
Top International Forum on School Nutrition comes to South Africa
Umalusi approves KZN results of the 2014 Senior Certificate exams, 25 September 2014
Department of Basic Education wishes NSC candidates well, 21 October 2014
Handover of Sophumelela Secondary School continues Western Cape ASIDI rollout, 23 October 2014
2014 NSC Examinations get off the ground as learners sit for first exam, 27 October 2014
Hand-over of Kensington High School continues ASIDI Western Cape roll-out, 10 September 2014
Poor schools get much needed support from British Council, 15 September 2014
Millions of learners to sit for the Annual National Assessment this week, 16 September 2014
Remote schools get much needed support from British Council, 16 September 2014
Media statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga on the Launch of Leap, 16 September 2014
39 Day countdown to the start of the 2014 National Senior Certificate Examination, 18 September 2014
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