More to do basic education, but we are on course

2016-12-02 10:37

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga writes that they have beefed up capacity in the department and the provinces to accelerate the pace of delivery.

SA pupils among lowest 5 in the world in maths, science

2016-11-29 17:43

South Africa’s Grade 5 and 9 pupils continue to lag behind in mathematics and science when compared to their international counterparts, according to a study.

Funding for school infrastructure could cost R98bn

2016-11-14 19:06

Uplifting the infrastructure of schools will cost R98bn, according to estimates by the Department of Basic Education made as far back as 2013.

Umalusi to brief media on matric exams

2016-10-06 06:03

Monitoring body Umalusi is expected to brief the media on its readiness for the 2016 matric exams.

'You can't eat self-pity' – Motshekga to Vuwani pupils

2016-09-13 10:34

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has warned pupils of violence-crippled Vuwani that they should expect no sympathy when they sit for exams, adding that no special examinations would be arranged.

Another delay in 'jobs-for-cash' report - Motshekga

2016-05-10 16:24

The long-awaited release of the report on the "jobs-for-cash" scandal that rocked the education sector has been delayed again because unions want more time to respond, minister Angie Motshekga says.

Motshekga disappointed at burning of schools

2016-05-07 14:26

Department of basic education minister Angie Motshekga has voiced her disappointment on the burning of schools in Vuwani, saying the district had produced some of Limpopo's top learners.

Only 14% of South Africans read books - Motshekga

2016-04-29 15:46

The fact that only 14% of South Africans read books and only 5% of parents read to their children, is a sign of a major crisis in education, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Sadtu welcomes delayed release of report on jobs-for-cash scandal

2016-04-07 14:08

The South African Democratic Teachers Union has welcomed a decision by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to postpone the release of a report on a jobs-for-cash scandal.

Education minister must not be intimidated by Sadtu - DA

2016-03-26 23:00

The DA on Saturday rubbished a Sadtu statement criticising a report on the job-for-cash investigation and urged Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga not to be intimidated by the union.


ECape school's ceiling fell on class during lesson

2016-12-01 12:39

Eastern Cape pupils and teachers want Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to keep her word and get rid of mud schools, pit toilets, and collapsing ceilings.

Motshekga to sue Vytjie Mentor for defamation

2016-11-24 18:05

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has instructed her legal team to sue Vytjie Mentor for defamation following a Facebook post alleging that her department had lost R42bn in one financial year.

SA universities are not pre-schools - Angie Motshekga

2016-11-14 12:27

There is a mismatch between the education landscape and the occupational needs in the economy, says Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

Dept confident matrics will be ready for exams - Motshekga

2016-09-18 17:27

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department is confident that matric pupils will be ready to sit their final exams this year, despite the spate of disruptions in some parts of the country.

If you can't read, you can't do maths - Angie Motshekga

2016-07-22 19:05

South Africa can only address its technical skills shortage and fill the skills gap in theeconomy if more learners take up mathematics as a school subject.

Vhembe declared disaster area after nearly 50 schools torched

2016-05-10 12:31

The Vhembe municipal area has been declared a disaster area after almost 50 schools were either torched or vandalised, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Vuwani kids have to sneak to school WATCH

2016-05-06 17:47

Some children in Vuwani, Limpopo, have stopped wearing their uniforms to prevent their schools from being burnt down during protests.

15 schools offering Mandarin in SA - Motshekga

2016-04-20 15:34

If Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has her way, 500 schools will soon offer Mandarin as a second additional language.

4 East Cape farm schools take education minister to court over closure threat

2016-03-30 20:38

Four Eastern Cape farm schools facing closure are taking the minister of basic education and the provincial education department to court to prevent them from being shut down.

Final cash-for-teachers report to be made public in April

2016-03-24 16:00

The report on the alleged selling of teachers' posts has been finalised and will be made public next month, the basic education department says.

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