Motshekga on Zuma comments: Everyone says dumb things

2015-01-26 10:09

ANC Women's League president and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says people should not be so sensitive about comments made by President Jacob Zuma on women.

DA cautions minister on school closures

2015-01-11 21:04

The DA has cautioned Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on closing high schools with 135 pupils or less.

Free State matric pass rate actually 39% - DA

2015-01-07 08:45

The DA in the Free State says the province’s matric pass rate was actually 39%, and not 82.8% as announced by the education department, if the number of dropouts are factored in.

ANC in EC wants swift cheating probe

2015-01-06 19:04

The Eastern Cape ANC has called for a speedy probe into cheating during the 2014 matric exams.

Gauteng top performing province

2015-01-05 23:30

Gauteng's matrics are the country's top performers in 2014, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced.

Matric cheating scandal spreads to more provinces

2015-01-04 09:05

Education oversight body Umalusi has said cheating in last year’s matric exams took place across seven of the country’s nine provinces.

Men in ANC 'not ready for female leaders

2014-12-15 08:55

The ANC Women's League reportedly has said men who hold positions within the party are not ready to relinquish their power to women.

Probe into teacher jobs-for-money scam

2014-11-02 16:01

A task team has begun investigating the alleged selling of teacher posts, the basic education department says.

Take part in school elections, Motshekga urges parents

2014-10-09 14:54

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on all parents of school-going children to take part in next year’s school governing body (SGB) elections.

Dept’s assets attached after teachers not paid

2014-10-01 13:02

Moveable assets belonging to the basic education department, , including vehicles used by Minister Angie Motshekga, have been attached after it failed to pay R28m owed to Eastern Cape teachers.

Parly: School disruptions concerning

2014-09-21 13:25

The way school pupils were being compromised because of service delivery protests was concerning, Parliament's portfolio committee on basic education says.

Some relief in sight for Eastern Cape pupils

2014-09-03 21:16

Relief may be in sight for thousands of Eastern Cape pupils who have spent the first nine months of this year at schools with teacher shortages.

Matric camp mooted for Kuruman pupils

2014-08-28 09:00

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is considering opening a camp for nearly 500 matriculants from Kuruman after a lengthy protest over a road closed schools.

Fathers must pay maintenance - Zuma

2014-08-09 17:07

President Jacob Zuma has received applause and cheers when he called on fathers to pay their maintenance on time at the Women's Day celebrations at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

Task team urges matric shake up

2014-08-03 08:31

The recommendations of a ministerial task team on the way matrics are taught and tested could set in motion a major shakeup of our education system, the Sunday Times reports.

ANCWL mourns its deputy president

2014-07-09 08:44

The deputy president of the ANC Women's League, Nosipho Dorothy Ntwanambi has died.

Motshekga launches Nigeria kidnap petition

2014-05-18 22:10

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga has reportedly launched a petition calling for the release of school girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

Zuma taken aback by Sadtu racketeering

2014-05-04 11:00

City Press reports that President Jacob Zuma has approved the establishment of a commission of inquiry into Sadtu job promotion racketeering.

Satanism cases in township schools

2014-03-23 20:54

At least 2% of Satanism-related cases have been reported in township schools in South Africa, the SA Democratic Teachers Union says.

Basic education DG acquitted

2014-02-18 19:44

Basic Education Director General Bobby Soobrayan has been found not guilty of wrongdoing, department spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi says.

SA's school calendar set for shake-up

2014-01-28 14:46

South Africa's school calendar may change to limit disruptions caused by public holidays.

Opening of Mandela school a proud moment - Zuma

2014-01-17 17:07

President Jacob Zuma said opening the first high school dedicated to former president Nelson Mandela in Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, is a proud and emotional moment.

Back to school for SA pupils

2014-01-15 07:19

As millions of pupils head to school for the first day of the 2014 academic year, a number of government officials will visit schools across the country to assess their state of readiness.

47% quit school at Grade 10

2014-01-10 14:56

Almost half of the pupils who should have written matric last year had dropped out of the system at the end of Grade 10, an investigation has found.

Class of 2013 did well - Sadtu

2014-01-07 08:33

The SA Democratic Teachers' Union has welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate, praising the dedication and hard work of both pupils and teachers.


First coastal school day went well - dept

2015-01-21 14:52

The first day of school in coastal provinces went well, the basic education department says.

Thousands of small schools face the chop

2015-01-11 16:06

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga plans on closing thousands of schools across the country, with at least 1 000 in the Eastern Cape alone.

Parly committee supports cheat investigation

2015-01-07 05:00

Investigations into cheating at some matric examination centres around the country will help maintain the integrity of the results, Parliament's education committee says.

Investigate Western Cape matric results - ANC

2015-01-06 06:09

The drop in the Western Cape's 2014 matric results should be investigated, the ANC has said.

Group copying strange phenomenon - Motshekga

2015-01-05 22:38

The group copying in the 2014 matric exams needs to be stamped out, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Motshekga: Woman president not discussed

2014-12-15 19:40

The issue of a woman president was not discussed at the ANC Women's League national policy conference, league president Angie Motshekga says.

Men in ANC 'not ready for women leaders'

2014-12-15 05:10

The ANC Women's League reportedly has said men who hold positions within the party are not ready to relinquish their power to women.

Appeal Mpuma rape case, ANCWL asks NPA

2014-10-10 22:40

The ANC Women's League has called on the National Prosecuting Authority to appeal the suspended sentence imposed on a border officer found guilty of rape in Mpumalanga.

Sadtu a beacon of hope - Motshekga

2014-10-02 20:56

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union is a beacon of hope, having made huge progress since apartheid when schools were "on fire".

Matric exam preparations complete

2014-09-21 15:38

Preparations for the national senior certificate examinations have been completed, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Work to improve schooling - Zuma

2014-09-12 05:00

Pupils, educators and parents should work together to improve education and learning at schools, President Jacob Zuma says.

Cosas condemns use of education to protest

2014-08-29 21:06

The Congress of SA Students has condemned the use of education as a lever during protests.

Education ready to jump - Motshekga

2014-08-22 16:47

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says struggling schools across South Africa will benefit from the National Education Collaboration Trust initiative.

Motshekga mulls matric recommendations

2014-08-03 14:22

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will take into consideration recommendations made about the current matric pass mark, her department says.

267 teachers fired over past two years - Motshekga

2014-07-31 22:47

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says a total of 267 public school teachers have been fired over the past two-and-a-half years.

SA has worst maths, science education in world

2014-06-02 16:02

The quality of South Africa's maths and science education places it last out of 148 countries, according to a World Economic Forum report.

Motshekga, unions discuss jobs racket

2014-05-18 16:39

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has met unions to discuss an alleged racket in the appointment of school jobs.

Motshekga prays for peaceful election

2014-04-24 13:04

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga wants South Africans to join her in praying for a peaceful general election on 7 May.

Cosas welcomes Soobrayan ruling

2014-02-20 12:27

Students group Cosas has welcomed the disciplinary hearing ruling that basic education department director general Bobby Soobrayan is not guilty of wrongdoing.

Public comment sought on school calendar

2014-01-28 16:57

South Africans have until the end of February to comment on the proposed amendments to the national policy for determining school calendars for public schools.

18 Limpopo schools to get flush loos

2014-01-24 22:38

Eighteen flushing toilets will be installed at a primary school in Chebeng village, Polokwane, where a pupil has died in a pit toilet.

All systems go for 2014 school year

2014-01-15 09:15

As millions of pupils head to school, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says textbooks have been delivered and it's all systems go for the 2014 academic year.

ANC wants 14-year schooling period

2014-01-13 08:38

The ANC has proposed extending the schooling period to 14 years instead of 12, it has been reported.

Get your matric results online

2014-01-07 11:00

The 2013 matric results are available online. Here's where to find them.

ANC 'pleased' with matric results

2014-01-07 07:14

The African National Congress has welcomed the 2013 matric pass rate announced by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

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