Angie Motshekga

 
South African schools’ toilet facilities: A shame and a disgrace
South African schools’ toilet facilities: A shame and a disgrace
Although 41% of schools surveyed by the Water Research Commission were found to employ cleaners, only 25% of the cleaners reported that they...
Pupils feel the heat of arsonists
Pupils feel the heat of arsonists
With budget cuts and an infrastructure backlog at the basic education department, it may take a while before the schools that were burnt during...
What we teach must be relevant
What we teach must be relevant
The announcement by Minister of Education Angie Motshekga that history will be made compulsory from grades 10 to 12 by 2022 has opened up many...
Mantashe turns up the heat on ANC KZN members and Supra is accused of sowing division
Mantashe turns up the heat on ANC KZN members and Supra is accused of sowing division
ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has demanded disciplinary action against KZN party delegates who heckled and prevented him from addressing...
‘Move away from shallow history’
‘Move away from shallow history’
The school history curriculum must be reformed to include “problematic and controversial” subjects and themes in African history, to ensure...
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
South Africa does not have enough resources to meet growing demands like the eradication of pit toilets, Minister of Basic Education Angie...
Broken hearts as Stella reels from femicide
Broken hearts as Stella reels from femicide
“Wat sal verander teen die tyd dat ons alles al vergeet het [What will have changed by the time we’ve forgotten about it all]?” —...
Education task team — History should be a compulsory school subject from 2023
Education task team — History should be a compulsory school subject from 2023
A ministerial task team established by the basic education department has recommended that history should be a compulsory subject in South African...
Rural teachers to get critical backup from assistants
Rural teachers to get critical backup from assistants
The department of basic education is undertaking a major effort to improve literacy and numeracy in three of the country’s most rural provinces....
Motshekga airs basic education’s infrastructure budget woes
Motshekga airs basic education’s infrastructure budget woes
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga delivered the department’s budget vote speech on Wednesday — emphasising the money constraints...
Late payday highlights plight of grade R teachers
Late payday highlights plight of grade R teachers
Grade R teachers in KwaZulu-Natal were paid several days late this month — highlighting the fact that these foundation-phase educators have...
Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls
Eastern Cape mud schools progress stalls
The Eastern Cape education department predicts it will have eradicated all mud schools in the province by 2022 — six years later than...

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