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Thabo Mohlala

Thabo Mohlala

Thabo reports for the Teacher newspaper, a Mail & Guardian monthly publication. Apart from covering education stories, he also writes across other beats. He enjoys reading and is an avid soccer and athletics fanatic. Thabo harbours a dream of writing a book.
Excellence in Primary School Teaching
Excellence in Primary School Teaching
When she was growing up Phenyo Violet Koka wanted to become a medical doctor, but then she dropped this dream and chose teaching as her profession...
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Frans lives by the adage: “Everything and anything is possible. And if you think it, you can do it!” This has been his motto for the past 38...
Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
Teaching learners tangible skills that they can use to face the real life challenges they encounter every day is the most important legacy Hannelie...
Excellence in Teaching Physical Science (FET)
Excellence in Teaching Physical Science (FET)
Mfanafuthi Nkosi is a trained geologist, but before he could get any firm job offers he discovered that teaching is where his heart lies. “I...
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)
Farzana Suliman owes her inspiration to becoming a teacher to her former teachers, who were undoubtedly good role models. She says teaching gives...
Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning
Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning
Mmatlake Molaodi loves helping people and this is not only confined to his classroom but to the entire school community. “Experiencing people’s...
Excellence in Grade R Teaching
Excellence in Grade R Teaching
The unconditional love and acceptance that Lezanne de Beer’s grade two learners showed to her were enough proof that she made a good choice by...
Kader Asmal Award
Kader Asmal Award
The Kader Asmal Award is one of the most recent categories. The late Professor Asmal conceptualised and pioneered the awards in 2000.
Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
"Change happens when everyone pulls together in the same direction to realise a shared vision”. This is one of the fundamental principles that...
Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
Rajah represents a generation of young fired-up teachers who are joining the profession in droves. With only eight years teaching experience, he...
Excellence in Primary School Leadership
Excellence in Primary School Leadership
When Matsebane started to help his siblings with homework, he had no inkling he would end up becoming a teacher. But it seems his fate was sealed...
Motshekga praises the NTA winners 'for shaping the lives of our children'
Motshekga praises the NTA winners 'for shaping the lives of our children'
As is tradition, the department of basic education (DBE) hosted another glittering ceremony to celebrate the 19th National Teaching Awards (NTAs)...