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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

Department of Basic Education to Release Mid-Year Examination results, 01 August 2019
Minister Motshekga and African Education ministers to launch “Let’s Talk” unintended pregnancy awareness campaign, 30 July 2019
Minister Motshekga joins NECT and Gauteng Education to celebrate Mandela Month with school communities in Katlehong, 26 July 2019
Minister Motshekga and DM Mhaule join NECT to celebrate Mandela Month with school communities in Katlehong, 26 July 2019
South Africa hosts ADEA High-Level Annual Policy Dialogue Forum on Secondary Education in Africa, 22 July 2019
Celebrating Mandela, DBE and Woolies bring health and fitness to Ilinge Primary School, 18 July 2019
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga at the media briefing preceding the Budget Vote, Cape Town, 16 July 2019
Minister Motshekga to address pre-Budget Vote Media Briefing, 15 July 2019
Basic Education Department outlines sector priorities at Portfolio Committee in Parliament, 09 July 2019
Minister of Basic Education to release TALIS South Africa Country Report, 01 July 2019
The Department of Basic Education partners with Motsepe Foundation to host the 2019 edition of the ABC Motsepe SASCE , 23 June 2019
The 2019 ABC Motsepe SASCE promotes unity, social cohesion and national identity among South African learners, 17 June 2019
Department of Basic Education rejects call for teachers to be armed with guns, 13 June 2019
Minister Motshekga concerned about mid-year exam disruptions, 11 June 2019
Basic Education Ministry Strengthens Partnerships in Early Grade Reading, 06 June 2019
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2019 Media Releases

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2018 Media Releases

The Department of Basic Education and Motsepe Foundation host 2018 ABC Motsepe SA School Choral and Traditional Music Competition, 24 June 2018
South Africa hosts SADC Meeting of Ministers of Education and Training and Science, Technology and Innovation (ET-STI) in Durban, 18 June 2018
The Minister of Basic Education brings the Second Chance Matric Support Programme to Bela-Bela Community Hall, 15 June 2018
DBE partners with UNICEF and MIET Africa to host the CSTL inaugural conference, 11 June 2018
“Consolidating our collective efforts”: Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference, Pretoria, 12-13 June 2018
Minister condemns naked dancing in school choir competition, 30 May 2018
Minister of Basic Education set to release Ministerial Task Team report into the introduction of History as a compulsory subject, 29 May 2018
Minister deeply saddened by senseless murder of school girls, 28 May 2018
Department of Basic Education marks Africa Day with special focus on reading, 23 May 2018
Nestlé launches global initiative to help children lead healthier lives, 15 May 2018
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana Meet to Address Issues Facing KZN Education Department, 15 May 2018
DBE and Nestlé SA to Host Panel Discussion on the Value and Importance Nutrition and Physical Education in Schools, 14 May 2018
Media Statement delivered by the Minister of Basic Education at a Media Briefing ahead of her Budget Vote Speech, 9 May 2018, Cape Town
Minister of Basic Education tables 2018/19 Budget Vote, 08 May 2018
Department of Basic Eduation Notes Judgement in Michael Komape Case, 23 April 2018
The Electoral Commission and Department of Basic Education to host the annual Schools Democracy Week in Mpumalanga, 16 April 2018
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to launch the Sunrise View and Platinum Village Schools in Rustenburg, North West, 12 April 2018
Anglo American and Department of Basic Education to launch education programme to improve learners’ outcomes, 11 April 2018
Minister of Basic Education recognises the best performing education districts, 05 April 2018
Department of Basic Education and Physical Education Institute of South Africa host fourth Physical Education Symposium, 04 April 2018
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2017 Media Releases

Minister Motshekga conveys condolences to members of Basic Education Portfolio Committee members involved in fatal car accident, 2 August 2017
Y-CAP is empowering and motivating change agents At schools across the country, 28 July 2017
Commemorating Mandela Day with kids the healthy way, 25 July 2017
DBE Partners With UJ, Vodacom and UNICEF to Host Graduation Ceremony for the SLP Programme, 25 July 2017
Basic Education Minister welcomes learners and teachers back to school, 24 July 2017
Basic Education Minister and the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank to launch “2017 Monetary Policy Committee Schools Challenge’’, 20 July 2017
Education benefits from International Nelson Mandela Day contributions, 19 July 2017
Department of Basic Education and Telkom Foundation Launch ‘’ Investment in Education Initiative’’, 18 July 2017
Basic Education Minister and AVBOB CEO to announce school infrastructure partnership on Mandela Day, 16 July 2017
Minister Motshekga appoints Reading Ambassadors, 13 July 2017
Mathematics to remain compulsory in the South African schooling system, 13 July 2017
Minister Angie Motshekga hosts round table discussions on the NEEDU National Report on Schools That Work, 10 July 2017
Department of Basic Education to conduct NSC Support Training for Grade 12 Maths and Physical Science teachers in Durban, 10 July 2017
The Department of Basic Education Partners with Motsepe Foundation to Host 2017 ABC Motsepe School Eisteddfod, 03 July 2017
Department of Basic Education disappointed with misleading media reports on minimum promotion requirements, 03 July 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

The 6th National Schools Moot Court Competition kicks off in Pretoria, 05 October 2016
2016 World Teachers’ Day Event, Zibuza.net launch: Celebrating the Profession of Teaching, 05 October 2016
Minister and Deputy Minister thank dedicated educators on World Teachers’ Day, 05 October 2016
Department of Basic Education celebrates World Teachers’ Day with the launch of Zibuza.Net, 04 October 2016
2016 iNkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History Programme celebrates heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle, 03 October 2016
2016 Kay Motsepe Schools Cup National Championships kicks off, 03 October 2016
2016 Kay Motsepe Schools Cup ready to kick off as official draw sets ball in motion, 26 September 2016
Statement by the Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga following the meeting of Council of Education Ministers (CEM), Pretoria, 18 September 2016
Department of Basic Education to Hand-Over State-Of-The-Art Lucingweni Primary School in the Eastern Cape as part of ASIDI Programme, 15 September 2016
Media Advisory: Notice of post CEM media briefing, 16 September 2016
DBE concerned over Democratic Alliance media statement aimed at misleading the public, 15 September 2016
Department of Basic Education continues to deliver quality school infrastructure, 14 September 2016
Department of Basic Education ‘’all systems go’’ ahead of 2016 NSC Examinations, 13 September 2016
Department of Basic Education to hand-over state-of-the-art Zamilizwe Primary School in Ludeke, Mhlontlo Rural, Eastern Cape, 08 September 2016
DBE wins UNESCO International Literacy award for Kha Ri Gude mass Literacy Campaign, 08 September 2016
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Media Releases: 2015

Handover of Dorrington Matsepe Primary School marks significant milestone as ASIDI delivers 100th school, 28 April 2015
Department of Basic Education rejects false accusations relating to National Education and Development Unit (NEEDU) Report, 24 April 2015
Department of Basic Education and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development postpone handover of Torch of Peace, 22 April 2015
Department Of Basic Education Condemns Violence Against Foreign Nationals, 20 April 2015
Taking Democracy to the Classroom: 2015 Schools Democracy Week begins, 20 April 2015
Basic Education Deputy Minister to Handover Sophakama Primary School, 01 June 2015
DBE partners with RTMC and Active Education to implement Learner Road Safety Awareness, 25 May 2015
Schools Celebrates Africa Day by Singing the AU Anthem and Reciting Symbols, 20 May 2015
Basic Education Budget Vote Speech for the 2015/16 Financial Year Delivered By the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga, MP, at the National Assembly, Cape Town on 06 May 2015
Basic Education Minister takes Kha Ri Gude to Witbank through roadshow, 23 June 2015
Progress Made In Group Copying Investigations, 18 June 2015
Minister Motshekga receives state of the art Emalahleni School from Glencore, 11 June 2015
Department of Basic Education Hosts Satellite Session at 7th Annual SAAIDS Conference, 10 June 2015
Minister of Basic Education tables the DBE Budget Vote at the NCOP, 08 June 2015
Department of Basic Education hosts Pre-Conference meeting ahead of 7th Annual South African AIDS Conference, 05 June 2015
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Media Releases: 2014

Proposed Retirement Reforms ensure better protection for pension fund members, 13 August 2014
Award evening marks the end of the Teacher Training Centre Management workshops, 14 August 2014
Minister of Basic Education urges teachers not to resign to collect pensions
Education department continues to deliver furniture to schools in the Eastern Cape, 18 August 2014
Minister Motshekga addresses opening of the NATU Teacher Development Institute, 20 August 2014
Education department celebrates female district directors at gala dinner, 21 August 2014
Minister Motshekga to address the re-opening of schools in the Joe Morolong Municipality, 26 August 2014
Deputy Minister Surty launches the Mogwase Teacher Training Centre, 28 August 2014
Handover of Die Duine Primary begins ASIDI Western Cape rollout, 01 September 2014
Improving teacher recruitment through the National Recruitment Database, 30 July 2014
Minister of Basic Education condems destruction of school property, 31 July 2014
Teacher training comes under the spotlight at Education Department workshops, 06 August 2014
Minister Motshekga continues firm focus on teacher development with the launch of Professional Learning Communities and Subject Committees, 06 August 2014
Teacher training comes under the spotlight at Education Department workshops, 10 August 2014
Department of Basic Education launches investigation after detecting irregularities, 11 August 2014
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