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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

Official statistics present that police document 110 rape accusations day-after-day in South Africa. Addressing college students on the opening of faculties in Pretoria, the fundamental training minister mentioned her authorities “has prioritised education because it knows that it’s only through education can we deal with some of our challenges… because an educated man won’t rape”. …

: Basic education minister Angie Motshekga

In a video captured by Newzroom Afrika, she can be heard saying the government was prioritising education because “only through education can we deal with challenges facing our communities”. “An educated man won’t rape,” said Motshekga to the pupils. The pupils can be heard disagreeing with Motshekga’s statement. “I thought they need to be a bit …

Motshekga denies that her husband owns sanitising company

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has dismissed allegations that her family is involved in Covid-19 tender procurement. Her denial follows after her department was made aware of so-called false news making rounds on various social media platforms, alleging the involvement of the minister’s husband, Dr Mathole Motshekga, in the production of sanitisers for schools. According …

amended plan for the remaining school children to return amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Monday saw Grade 6 and 11 students (as well as some Grade Rs) returning to the classroom where they joined their peers in Grade 7 and 12. Schools closed months ago when Level 5 of the Covid-19 national lockdown was announced and slowly but surely the Department of Education has begun reopening. Minister Angie Motshekga …

amended plan for the remaining school children to return amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The ANC Women’s League has contradicted its mother body, the ANC, and taken Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to task for sending more grades to school on Monday. In a statement issued on Monday morning, the league said while it acknowledges the value of education in nation-building and in developing a skilled citizenry – it …

The Council of Education Ministers has made amendments to some grades returning to school. Minister of the Department of Basic Education Angie Motshekga held a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday. “After careful consideration of all the reports CEM took a decision that only Grade 6, Grade 11 and Grade R will return to school on …

Grades 7 and 12 were set to return to school on Monday.  Many schools are still waiting for PPE’s to be delivered and 8 of the 9 provinces are still not ready to reopen on Monday 1 June 2020.  Johan Kruger, the operational director for SAOU used the North West Province as an example of …

Most schools in the country will be opening on Monday for grade 7 and grade 12 learners, but the department of basic education under minister Angie Motshekga admitted to facing several setbacks in their plans to resume the academic year.  Motshekga visited three schools in Gauteng to assess their state of readiness.  Amidst vandalism of …