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Celebrating our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Month in October

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will join teachers, learners, parents, education stakeholders and the entire globe on World Teacher’s Day, 05 October 2018, in celebration of the contribution our teachers are making towards learning and teaching. The theme for this year’s World Teacher’s Day is: “Teachers and teaching: the commemoration of the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu Centenary during the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

The Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) is marking the centenaries by requesting teachers to make presentations embedded in Nelson Mandela’s vision on education. These contributions will be presented on World Teacher’s Day 2018, at the Capital Hotel in Menlyn, Pretoria, in the Gauteng Province.

The commemoration forms part of the support programmes under the banner of the TASP, which is led by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the South African Council for Educators (SACE). TASP is supported by the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT), the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC), the ETDP-SETA, Teacher Unions and School Governing Associations.

The aim of the TASP is to support the Education 2030 Framework for Action by developing and celebrating South African teachers throughout the year, and not just on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day in October of each year. The Programme enhances the DBE’s efforts of teacher development and support, which is one of the major focus areas under the motto: “The teacher, the heartbeat of the nation”.

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