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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 continues administration of 2019 mid-year matric examinations, 27 May 2019
Basic Education Department disappointed and disturbed With Sunday Times article, 13 May 2019
The mid-year matric examinations continue following the 2019 election break, 10 May 2019
Basic Education Department ready to administer First Annual 2019 Mid-Year Matric Examination, 29 April 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read to Lead Roadshow to Grabouw, Cape Town, 26 April 2019
Basic Education Minister to hand over State-Of-The-Art ASIDI school, 25 April 2019
The Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty launches the book “In Pursuit Of Dignity”, 23 April 2019
President Cyril Ramaphosa to hand over schools in KwaZulu-Natal Province, 15 April 2019
Minister Motshekga to release findings of the School Monitoring Survey, 05 April 2019
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to launch the Ministerial Task Team Textbook Evaluation Report, 04 April 2019
Minister Angie Motshekga takes Second Chance Matric Support Program and Read to Lead to Pimville, Soweto, 25 March 2019
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to Handover the Vodacom Supported Early Childhood Development Centre and School of Excellence in Vhembe, Limpopo, 19 March 2019
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
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2019 Media Releases

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2018 Media Releases

Statement by Basic Education Minister Motshekga following her meeting with National Teachers Union (NATU), 29 March 2018
Media Statement on the Issue Relating to the Testing of Learners in the Nelson Mandela Education District, 26 March 2018
Post urgent CEM media briefing, 22 March 2018
Media briefing following urgent infrastructure CEM meeting, 22 March 2018
Basic Education Minister Convenes Urgent Council of Education Minister’s (CEM) Meeting to Discuss School Infrastructure, 19 March 2018
Minister Motshekga sends condolences to family of child who passed away from falling into pit latrine, 15 March 2018
Department of Basic Education continues the conversation on adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services, 13 March 2018
Department of Basic Education and Department of Transport brief Standing Committee on Appropriations, 7 March 2018
Basic Education Department to award winner in 2017/18 National School Nutrition Best School and District Awards, 07 March 2018
Basic Education Department briefs Portfolio Committee on progress made in school infrastructure delivery, 06 March 2018
Basic Education Department assures parents that school nutrition programme contains no processed meats, 05 March 2018
Department of Basic Education Clarifies Matters Raised in a Media Statement Issued By SCOPA, 01 March 2018
Basic Education Department briefs portfolio committee on the state of readiness for School Governing Body elections, 27 February 2018
Basic Education Department closer to implementation of HIV policy in schools, 26 February 2018
Department of Basic Education opens conversation on adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services, 25 February 2018
Department of Basic Education Briefs Portfolio Committee on Monitoring at start of Academic Year, 13 February 2018
18th Annual National Teaching Awards set to recognise the nations foremost teachers, 09 February 2018
Last chance to register for amended senior certificate, 31 January 2018
Minister of Basic Education to visit schools in Xhariep, 30 January 2018
Education sector update media briefing by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, 28 January 2018
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2017 Media Releases

Department of Basic Education briefs Portfolio Committee on National Senior Certificate Supplementary Examinations results and possible merger of Grade 12 National Examinations, 13 June 2017
Basic Education Deputy Minister to open second Annual Sasol Technical Teachers Conference, 28 June 2017
Department of Basic Education welcomes religion in schools court ruling, 28 June 2017
The Department of Basic Education partners with Motsepe Foundation to host 2017 ABCMotsepe School Eisteddfod, 28 June 2017
Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, briefs Portfolio Committee on African languages in schools, 27 June 2017
Hygiene and sanitation education in 15 000 schools will impact 4,5 million South Africans over 5 years, 27 June 2017
Department of Basic Education to make input at the 8th SA AIDS Conference in Durban, 09 June 2017
Basic Education Minister to deliver Budget Vote at National Council Of Provinces,07 June 2017
DBE partners with Freedom Park and Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation to commemorate Africa Day, 02 June 2017
Media Briefing – Education Sector Update by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga in Parliament, Cape Town, 24 May 2017
Minister Motshekga to address pre-Budget Vote media briefing, 22 May 2017
Deputy Minister Enver Surty to hand over R81 million ASIDI school in Du Noon, Western Cape, 16 May 2017
Education DialogueSA: Mobilising South Africans to Shape Education Policy, 11 May 2017
Learners to receive supplementary examination results from 15 May, 09 May 2017
PEISA and DBE Celebrate Physical Education Day on Wednesday, 10 May, 08 May 2017
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Media Releases: 2016

Department of Basic Education and UNESCO celebrate International Literacy Day in Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape, 07 September 2016
Response to disingenuous DA request to debate jobs for cash report in parliament, 02 September 2016
Response to Ms Simphiwe Dana’s false and misleading accusations, 01 September 2016
Department of Basic Education to hand-over two state-of-the-art schools in the Eastern Cape through the ASIDI programme, 01 September 2016
Assessments on the agenda as Education Ministry attends the 42nd conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment hosted by UMALUSI, 25 August 2016
Department of Basic Education Continues State-of-The-Art Eastern Cape Infrastructure Delivery, 25 August 2016
Minister Motshekga to commemorate 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March in Welkom, Free State, 25 August 2016
MEC Makupula to hand-over state of the art Gwenteshe Primary School in Idutywa, 17 August 2016
Community of Qumbu rejoices As DBE ASIDI Program delivers state of the art Mzwixolo Primary School, 11 August 2016
Education department pleased with first day of reopening of Vuwani schools, 10 August 2016
Minister of Basic Education visits Kenneth Kaunda Education District in North West, 09 August 2016
Mec Motlhabane Will Officialy Handover Toevlug Primary As Dbe Makes Strides In Delivering State Of The Art Asidi Schools, 29 July 2016
Education Department Acts to Eradicate Inappropriate Content from Textbooks, 27 July 2016
Department of Basic Education to hand-over R28M Zamukulungisa Primary School in Qumbu, Eastern Cape, 26 July 2016
Basic Education Minister Motshekga welcomes agreement on the reopening of Vuwani schools, 24 July 2016
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Media Releases: 2014

Donate a story book - join the Book Flood, 17 July 2014
DBE and Nestle partners for the healthy kids’ initiative in support of the International Mandela Day, 17 July 2014
Basic Education Deputy Minister celebrates Mandela Day with the Handover of Nginza Senior Primary School, 17 July 2014
Minister of Basic Education tables the DBE Budget Vote at the NCOP, 22 July 2014
Minister of Basic Education to address media on the DBE Budget Vote, 23 July 2014
Statement by Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angelina Motshekga at the pre - NCOP Budget vote speech media briefing
Minister Motshekga wishes Mathematics Championship participants well, 29 July 2014
Department of Basic Education Commemorates the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2014
DBE partners with Tiger Brands and Nelson Mandela Foundation to distribute food parcels in Alexandra, 26 June 2014
Eastern Cape Education MEC continues School Infrastructure rollout with the Handover of Mandlobe Senior Primary School, 04 July 2014
Council of Education Ministers agree on priorities for the Sector, 4 JULY 2014
Schools Choral Eisteddfod takes center stage at Durban ICC, 07 July 2014
Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Vote, 11 July 2014
Schools to gather for the 2014 South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 14 July 2014
Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Department of Basic Education tables 2014/2015 Budget Vote, 14 July 2014
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