Grade 9 certificate means exiting a phase, not school system - Motshekga

2019-10-16 07:31

The introduction of a General Education Certificate at the end of Grade 9 symbolises that a pupil has finished one phase of schooling, not that they can leave school, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

'No,no, no,' for death penalty, says Angie Motshekga

2019-09-05 21:12

Reinstating the death penalty? No, no, no, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Pupils draft performance contract for Angie Motshekga

2019-06-19 07:22

Pupils from different provinces gathered outside the basic education department, dressing up as Minister Angie Motshekga and her MECs for a "swearing-in" ceremony.

ANC in Western Cape calls for Zille to resign, premier unfazed

2018-12-22 15:44

The ANC in the Western Cape has called on premier Helen Zille to vacate her office or be fired for bringing her office into disrepute and controversy.

ConCourt dismisses basic education dept's bid to appeal #FixTheNorms judgment

2018-11-02 17:24

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Department of Basic Education's application for leave to appeal Equal Education's "infrastructure judgment" in what has become known as the #FixTheNorms case.


EXPLAINER: Grade 9 certificate is not an exit from school, says education dept

2019-09-27 16:54

The introduction of a General Education Certificate does not mean pupils can leave school after completing Grade 9, the education department says.

Grades R to 3 curriculum for coding, robotics ready to go - Motshekga

2019-07-17 07:49

"We have developed the grade R to 3 coding and robotics curriculum, and the design of the grades 4 to 9 curriculum is at an advanced stage. We will also be piloting this curriculum from January 2020 in grades R to 3 and Grade 7."

We will focus on improving school infrastructure in 2019 - Motshekga

2019-01-09 19:50

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says one of her department's priorities this year will be improving the infrastructure of high schools.

No conflict of interest in Zille's son's involvement in education project - Angie Motshekga

2018-12-20 13:18

There was no conflict of interest in Western Cape Premier Helen Zille offering assistance to an educational workshop programme involving her son in 2014, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

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