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Topic - Angie Motshekga
Feb 14, 2014
The Mandela School of Science & Technology in Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, has opened its doors for 420 learners in Grades 8, 9 and 10 this month and expects to reach its full capacity of 700 learners, from grade 8 to 12, by 2016. The school, which was officially...
Feb 07, 2014
There was much celebration nationwide when the results of the 2013 Grade 12 school exam, still commonly referred to as matric – showed a 4% improvement over the 2012 results. The overall pass rate came out at 78%. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega was...
Jan 09, 2014
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday that government would continue to uphold the various resolutions adopted at its October 2013 Road Safety Summit, which aimed to halve the number of fatalities on South African roads by 2020, but also appealed to...
Jan 07, 2014
The 2013 matric pass rate exceeded the basic education department's target by reaching 78.2%, Minister Angie Motshekga said in Johannesburg on Monday. In 2012 it was 73.9%, she said in Johannesburg.
Oct 11, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Steel producer and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa has completed and handed over the state-of-the-art R45-million Mandela Park Primary School, which was built in Slovo Park, Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape.
Feb 26, 2013
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) aimed to pilot a biometrics system within public schools to assess its viability and effectiveness in enforcing teacher accountability in South Africa. The department was expected to analyse the potential cost and timeframes,...
Nov 09, 2012
Newspapers recently announced the start of the annual matric exam trek for thousands of school learners. One could virtually hear the drum roll as the country waits, with bated breath, to see what the results will be. It is not only the matric pass rate that is of...
Sep 07, 2012
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Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
Recent high-profile media reports have exposed serious backlogs in the provision of basic educational infrastructure. One story, which featured on the front page of the Sunday Times, described how 14 teachers in Silvermine, in Limpopo province, are teaching 165...
Jun 29, 2012
Recent high-profile media reports have exposed some the serious backlogs in the provision of basic educational infrastructure.
Feb 17, 2012
The Department of Higher Education and Training is preparing to move forward on strategies to meet the skills requirements for South Africa’s ambitious infrastructure programme announced last week, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Friday. In his...
Feb 17, 2012
The education authorities across the country should be congratulated on the improved matric results that were announced for the end of 2011.
Jan 20, 2012
Public Works Minister Thembelani Nxesi says an extensive investigation will reveal whether there has been an inappropriate use of funds by the department’s Limpopo provincial office. This follows claims that contracts amounting to millions of rands had been...
Jan 19, 2012
Limpopo faces a potential shortfall of R2-billion at the end of the financial year, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. "Why has this situation come about in Limpopo? The province has large, accumulated unauthorised expenditure which has grown from...
Jan 28, 2011
One of the most misquoted quotes is 'a little learning is a dangerous thing', which is often distorted to 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing'. This quote was said by Alexander Pope in1711. So, back then, this problem was evident - probably well before that...
Nov 29, 2010
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has called on corporate South Africa to work with government in investing in education upliftment programmes. Motlanthe, together with Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister Enver Surty, had a breakfast...
Oct 08, 2010
South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande on Thursday chastised unions for supporting the African National Congress Youth League's (ANCYL's) call for nationalisation of the mines. "[We]... in the working class, when calls for...
Sep 17, 2010
Technology in education will be a strong focus at this year’s Education Week Convention and Learning Expo in Johannesburg, with about 1 000 education professionals expected to attend the event from September 28 to 30, 2010.
Sep 10, 2010
One-hundred schools across South Africa will gain access to water, sanitation and hygiene education (Wash) as a result of the R30-million partnership that was announced on Friday by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the H2O for...
Jul 16, 2010
Enterprise development is of critical importance to dealing with South Africa’s serious and potentially catastrophic unemployment challenge. Through the Competition Commission, efforts are being made to open the space for entrepreneurial endeavour and hopefully...
Oct 19, 2009
As part of the process to improve coordination within government and to enhance service delivery, the Presidency has announced that the Ministerial Clusters have been reconfigured. The new clusters would comprise the Infrastructure Development; Economic Sectors and...
Sep 04, 2009
Telecommunications company Telkom’s corporate social responsibility wing, the Telkom Foundation, announced the winners of its Maths, Science and Technology Educator of the Year Awards at the end of August.
Aug 14, 2009
Access to high-quality education and training remains a key obstacle for South Africa’s economy and skills. Although government has identified mathematics and science as key school focus subjects to reach its education development goals – and mathematics has...
Aug 14, 2009
Although government has identified mathematics and science as key school focus subjects to reach its education development goals - and mathematics has been made a compulsory subject in the general, further education and training bands to increase pass rates in the...
Jun 19, 2009
South Africa’s latest official unemployment statistics reflect that 23,5% economically active South Africans, or 4,2-million people, are currently jobless. However, if that figure were to include those discouraged from actively seeking employment, known as the...
Jun 19, 2009
South Africa’s latest official unemployment statistics estimate that 23,5% or 4,2-million people are currently jobless.
May 11, 2009
South Africa’s Chamber of Mines on Monday heaped praise on President Jacob Zuma’s new Cabinet, singling out no fewer than five new Cabinet Ministers by name and pledging to develop constructive relationships at high level. In an uncharacteristic highlighting of...
Jul 20, 2007
The latest upshot of the sisterhood agreement between South Africa�s Gauteng Province and France�s Ile-de-France region is two educational projects.
Sep 20, 2004
Global diversified resources miner BHP Billiton on Friday launched its careers centre at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg, in which it invested R13,5-million through its corporate social investment arm, the BHP Billiton Development Trust.

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