SIBANYE – STILLWATER DONATES 30 SMART BOARDS AND 300 TABLETS TO THE NORTH WEST EDUCATION SCHOOLS

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Education remains a societal matter in practice as Sibanye - Stillwater donated 30 Smart Boards and 300 Tablets to 30 schools to the North West department of Education within the Rustenburg Sub - District schools on Friday, 20 November 2020 at Molotlegi Secondary school. The positive gesture strengthens the government's priority of unleashing the potential of learners through the Information and Communications Technology resources The Sibanye Stillwater focuses on upgrading school environment, building new schools, teacher and learner support. The Senior Vice-president for Sibanye - Stillwater, Mr Floyd Masemola emphasised that their donation is aimed at creating value to their stakeholders. "We are intentional about creating value for our shareholders so that while the mines are still operational: communities can also benefit through structured programmes that advance development. Education is key in that aspect as it unlocks the potential of the communities so they can be self sustainable and have livelihoods that will continue long after has ceased to exist", said Mr Masemola. The Political Head of department, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela…

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MEC Lesufi disturbed by another terrific school violence incident

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The Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi is disturbed by yet another video footage depicting learners in school violence. Allegedly today, 16 November 2020 learners of Hoerskool Elspark were involved in a fight captured on a video footage, unfortunately a learner was stabbed during this incident. We are not sure what might have sparked the fight, however this is strongly condemned. Necessary investigation and swift action against all perpetrators is required. MEC Lesufi will tomorrow, 17 November 2020, visit the school. Media is invited as follows: Date:17 November 2020 Time: 11:00 Address: Waaiboom St, Elspark, Germiston, 1418 For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on ‪072 574 3860‬. Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Provincial Government's portal at ‪www.gauteng.gov.za

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BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DISAPPOINTED AT THE LEAK OF MATHEMATICS PAPER 2

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The Department of Basic Education has become aware that the Matric Mathematics Paper 2 has leaked. Initial indications are that the paper became available in the early parts of Monday morning, hours before the paper could be written. The origins of the leak are not clear as yet but the matric candidates who had access to the question paper appear to be located in the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces. The Department verified the content of the question paper and found it to be the same as the question paper that was to be written at 9am. The Department of Basic Education is investigating the matter to establish the extent of the leak. Early sources point to the confinement of the leakage to a few learners located in these two provinces. The investigating team is gathering evidence and a report will be submitted shortly. The Department will enlist the support of the Law Enforcement Agencies to assist with the investigation. The Department will investigate this matter fully and thoroughly and will utilize…

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MINISTER NZIMANDE STATEMENT ON THE PRECAUTIONARY SUSPENSION OF THE CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT) VICE-CHANCELLOR AND THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR RESOURCES AND OPERATIONS

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The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has directed the Department of Higher Education and Training to urgently present a report following the Central University of Technology, (CUT), precautionary suspension of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Henk de Jager and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Resources and Operations, Dr Gary Paul. Minister Nzimande remains extremely concerned about the situation at CUT given the fact that the institution is recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown, and that this situation has the potential to affect the completion of the 2020 academic year and the beginning of the 2021 academic year at the institution. The Minister has requested a detailed report from the Department to ascertain facts on the prevailing situation at the institution. The Minister will consider the report and determine the action to be taken to restore good governance and stability at the institution. Minister Nzimande will keep the public informed on his decision in this regard. -End- Issued by: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation DST Building (53),…

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MEC Lesufi to visit Edenglen High following learners fighting incident

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The Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi will tomorrow, 11 November 2020 visit Edenglen High School following an incident of learner violence which allegedly occurred on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 outside the school premises. Learners are seen on a video footage involved in a fierce fight, one learner is badly kicked by a fellow learner. It is concerning that learners will engage in such violence in our environment and same will not be tolerated. Media is invited as follows: Date:11 November 2020 Time: 11:00 Address: Steyn Ave, Eden Glen, Johannesburg, 1613 For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on ‪072 574 3860‬. Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Provincial Government's portal at ‪www.gauteng.gov.za

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DEPARTMENTS OF BASIC EDUCATION AND HEALTH CONCLUDE AGREEMENT TO ENSURE COVID -19 POSITIVE CANDIDATES ARE ALLOWED TO WRITE 2020 MATRIC EXAMINATIONS

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The Department of Basic Education and the Department of Health have just concluded an agreement this evening that will ensure that learners who test positive for COVID-19 are allowed to write the final matric examinations. The DBE previously issued a set of guidelines which indicated that learners who were COVID- 19 positive would not be allowed to enter the exam center. The Department subsequently received representations from parents and learners alike who requested the government to review the protocols. The two Departments jointly considered the requests and deliberated on the practical implications. It was agreed that candidates who test positive, and deemed fit to write the examination, will be allowed to write albeit at a different venue and under secure conditions that are in compliance with the examination regulations. The Departments will work jointly to ensure that candidates who have been confirmed to be positive are given an opportunity to sit for the exams while ensuring that safety is observed. “We welcome the intervention by the Department of Health given that…

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MINISTER MOTSHEKGA TO MONITOR START OF MATRIC EXAMINATIONS IN SOWETO AND RECEIVE ICT DONATION FROM THE MOTSEPE FOUNDATION

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Basic Education Minister Mrs Angie Motshekga accompanied by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will tomorrow, Thursday 05 November 2020 monitor the start of the NSC Examinations in Soweto. The Minister will in addition to monitoring the start of Matric Examinations, receive a significant donation of ICT Equipment destined for schools from the Motsepe Foundation. Mr Patrice Motsepe and Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe will also accompany Minister Motshekga. Already a significant player in both the school sports as well as school choral music through the ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE), the foundation will continue its commitment to supporting education through the donation of ICTs to deserving schools and churches within Soweto. Members of the Media are invited to the Monitoring Visits as well as the ICT Handover and media briefing as follows: SCHOOL VISIT: Date: Tomorrow, Thursday 05 November 2020 Time: 7:00 for 7:30am Venue: SEKANO-NTOANE HIGH SCHOOL, 1933 Mabalane St, Senaoane, Johannesburg, 1818 DONATION CEREMONY Date: Tomorrow, Thursday 05 November 2020 Time: 9am for 9:30am Venue: REGINA MUNDI CHURCH,…

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NORTH WEST EDUCATION PRAYING FOR THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE FINAL EXAMINATIONS

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With teachers having pulled all their efforts to assist learners to finish the syllabus in a difficult year engulfed by Covid -19, a special provincial prayer and pledge signing ceremony for the final examinations was hosted by the North West Department of Education at Stellaland Primary school on Monday, 02 November 2020. The Provincial Prayer was attended by the North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela, Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Mayor, Councillor Mahlangu, council of churches, labour unions, educators of different schools together with the learners. The primary purpose for the prayer is that after teachers have played their part of teaching and revising with learners, divine intervention is a sought after pillar to connect to the Almighty for guidance in the examinations during a difficult year as the department usually does at this time of the year corporately with its stakeholders. The Political Head of department MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela encouraged the Grade 12 learners to remain cool and wear off examinations jitters. "As a parent who once…

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BASIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT URGES SOUTH AFRICANS TO SUPPORT MATRIC CLASS OF 2020 AHEAD OF FINAL EXAMS

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The Department of Basic Education has urged South Africans to rally behind the matric class of 2020 ahead of the start in earnest of final Grade 12 examinations this week. The combined examination for Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate candidates makes this the largest cohort of 1, 058 699 candidates, expected to sit for their examination from 5 November to 15 December 2020. The breakdown of category of candidates are as follows: Category of Candidates Nov NSC Full Time candidates: 616 021 Nov Part-Time Candidates:113 846 June SC Candidates:167 733 June NSC Full Time Candidates: 155 935 June NSC Part-Time Candidates: 5 164Combined Total Number of Candidates: 1 058 699It should be noted that despite the abnormal context, the Class of 2020 will be subjected to the same high quality of examination that previous cohorts were subjected to, as the Department has not made any changes to the exam papers, which were already set in 2019. The state of readiness to write the 2020 examinations is predicated on a number…

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NW DEPARTMENT OF EUCATION IS DISTANCING ITSELF FROM THE JOB ADVERTS CIRCULATING ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA

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The North West Department of Education is aware of fake job adverts making the rounds on social media. We wish to put it on record that, as the department of Education we distance ourselves from those adverts circulating on social media platforms. We would like to advise everyone who has seen those messages to ignore them and regard them as fake news. Official departmental job adverts have a letterhead of the department at all times. We strongly condemn the action of circulating such adverts in the public as it misleading and inappropriate. We call on the faceless people behind the fake news to desist from such actions. End Issued by Media Liaison Unit. For more information please contact: Elias Malindi Spokesperson Cell: 072 872 8399/072 1154 855

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