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Department of Basic Education Spelling Bee South Africa

As part of the Read to Lead Campaign, the DBE hosts the DBE Spelling Bee South Africa (National spelling bee championship) and promotes the love of reading through the promotion of reading clubs in schools, annually. A spelling bee is a game or competition in which the participants compete in spelling words orally. The National spelling bee championship which targets learners in Grade 4 to 6 (the intermediate phase) is aimed at improving learners' performance in languages.

 

A call is hereby made for all schools with Grades 4 to 6 to encourage learners to participate in the 2021 National spelling bee championship. The procedure for participation in the 2021 Spelling Bee is to fill in the registration form which must be stamped by the school and faxed/sent through to the provincial coordinator of the Spelling Bee. All learners including those from independent schools Home Education and special schools are invited to participate.

 

While other grades are also encouraged to take part in the spelling bee, only Grades 4 to 6 winners will proceed to the National championship in the third quarter of the year. Schools are requested to first hold the competition in class, grade, and phase to select their best three spellers who will represent them at cluster/circuit, district and provincial levels of the championship.

 

Upon receipt of the registration form in which names of the winners are entered, the provincial coordinator, indicated in the table below will organise a workshop for schools to explain the rules of the competition as well as conduct elimination rounds up to the provincial level.

 

The DBE will receive the names of the provincial winners and host a National championship in English and African Indigenous Languages indicated under related resources on dates still to be confirmed in 2021. Participation in the programme is free.

 

For further enquiries, kindly contact Mr PJ Ngoepe, Sport and Enrichment on 012 357 3442 (and via email: ngoepe.pj@dbe.gov.za)

Provincial Coordinators

PROVINCE

NAME/S

LANGUAGE

TELEPHONE

FAX NUMBER

EMAIL ADDRESS

Eastern Cape

Ms L D Crowley

English

040 608 4684

 

Liesle0415@gmail.com

Free State

Mr SJ Letsoara

English

Setswana

051 430 1045

0864596567

s.letsoara@fseducation.gov.za

Gauteng

Mr M Venter

English

011 843 6776

086 544 9801

Marius.venter@gauteng.gov.za

Ms B Kgwadi

Setswana

Xitsonga

Tshivenda

siSwati

isiNdebele

Sepedi

0826031353

 

tumikgwadi17@gmail.com

*Ms P Pukwana

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

011 355 0768

 

Pelisa.Pukwana@gauteng.gov.za

KwaZulu-Natal

Ms R Mangalparsad

English

033 846 5589/5572

0866518167

roshsm@yahoo.com

*Ms NR Ngidi

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

033 341 6510

 

auroraruth@gmail.com

Limpopo

Ms A Thomas

English

Setswana

Xitsonga

Tshivenda

siSwati

isiNdebele

Sepedi

015 291 2699

 

Regishju@gmail.com

Mohlabadn@edu.limpopo.gov.za

 

*Ms M Malatji

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

015 290 7691

 

malatji@edu.limpopo.gov.za

Mpumalanga

Ms V Mathenjwa

English

Setswana

Xitsonga

Tshivenda

siSwati

isiNdebele

Sepedi

013 766 5822

0865624687

mathvj@gmail.com

*Ms S Mathebula

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

013 766 5808

 

s.mathebula@education.mpu.gov.za

Northern Cape

Ms B Khumalo

English/Setswana

 

053 839 6407

0864586155

berylkhumalo@gmail.com

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

North West

Ms B Masilela

English

Setswana

018 397 3064

 

bmasileala@nwpg.gov.za

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

Western Cape

Ms P Smit

English

021 467 2244

021 467 9369/021 467 2056

Portia.smit@westerncape.gov.za

 

Reading Clubs: all 11 languages

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