Minister of Basic Education, Mme Angie Motshekga
Members of the National Executive president
The chairperson of the Portfolio committee for Education, Hon Mbinqo-Gigaba
Members of the Portfolio committee and Members of Parliament present
Members of the Executive Council in our Nine Province
The Leaders of our entities: Umalusi, SACE and the NECT
Representatives from our School Governing Bodies
The Director General, DDG’s, HOD’s and all officials
Ladies and Gentlemen
And our honoured guests, the leaners
I am here to deliver a vote of thanks. Firstly let me congratulate all the learners who have received awards, this is our way of showing appreciation for the hard you put to get excellent results and for some of you against odds.
Let me also convey our greatest gratitude to the SABC for the partnership and indeed the collaboration in hosting the broadcast tonight. Much appreciated.
We also thank Vodacom for the venue and for hosting us in this auditorium. Thank you again.
The prizes you have seen being given to the top achievers were made possible by our generous sponsors;
- Vodacom Foundation
- Entsika Consulting
- MTN Foundation
- Massmart Walmart
- Road Accident Fund
- Kagiso Trust
- Anglo American
We also need to thank our partners Microsoft and DevTech who made it possible that we have Zora The Robot tonight. We are working with them in the writing of the robotics and coding curriculum.
Thank you to Minister Motshekga, the MECs, Director-General and his team. We must also thank our social partners for the support throughout the year. The results that the Minister has announced come about as an outcome of collaboration.
Thank you so much to everybody for your contribution in making the basic education system continue to rise. High quality education in our life time is possible. For those in the auditorium please join us for dinner on the other side of the building. For everybody at home, good night.