Angie Motshekga

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Angie Motshekga said : "This is a very unfortunate incident in a very good school in an environment where between myself and the MEC we did not expect it to happen. With the results (pass rate) you’d expect that there would be more discipline and more control but it happened at that school. Such things to happen and it doesn’t necessarily make it a national issue, it still remains an issue that we deal with as a sector," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The department did not spend on each case. In many of the cases, the Minister is cited with the MECs, and in such cases, the cost is covered by the province. The department spent R 1 459 000 in litigation cost in the 2018/2019 financial year,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There were eight cases relating to contractual disputes; nine cases relating to claims for injury or death of a learner; 10 cases relating to constitutional or administrative law issues; one case relating to pension payment of an educator; two cases relating to examination issues; one case each for defamation, copyright infringement and motor vehicle collision and five cases relating to labour disputes of educators,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There were 11 cases relating to contractual disputes; 10 cases relating to claims for injury or death of a learner; six cases relating to constitutional or administrative law issues; one case relating to pension payment of an educator; seven cases relating to examination issues; one case each for defamation, copyright infringement and motor vehicle collision and four cases relating to labour disputes of educators,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We urge learners, coaches, teachers, parents, and other parties to work together to protect us from a possible third wave and to keep their loved ones safe," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The School Governing Body of this particular school, as our trusted stakeholder representing parents will take part in dealing with the matter,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It needs to be noted that this figure includes learners who repeated Grade 1; and therefore, the number of learners who entered Grade 1 in 2009, will be slightly lower,” External link

the-star Monday, March 15, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are of the strong view that, had it not been for the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 could have been the best performers since the inception of the National Senior Certificate,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are of the strong view that, had it not been for the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 could have been the best performers since the inception of the National Senior Certificate,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The high quality passes we have achieved this year, especially the number of Bachelor and Diploma passes, the overall pass mark, and the passes with distinctions, even in critical subjects, are the hallmarks of the performance of the class of 2020,” External link

sanews Monday, February 22, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What you do at the school level is what matters the most. The future of our learners, and the prosperity of our nation, is in our hands. We applaud you for the great work you continue to do on a daily basis,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The overall pass rate including the progressed learners is at 76.2% a drop of 5.1%. I am grateful to all of South Africa. I was expecting a bloodbath. I am grateful to all teachers. We tried all in our powers to claw back time, but we can’t,” “For the past 10 years, we have noted that the NSC pass rates have consistently been improving from 60% in 2009 to above 70% in recent years. The Class of 2020 must be commended for maintaining this trend,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This government has prioritised education because it knows that it is only through education that we can deal with some of our challenges that are here. Because an educated man won’t rape, akere?” External link

mg Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Men need to be educated about how to deal with power, patriarchy and negative or toxic masculinity. Educating men about power relations is also important in the fight against rape,” External link

mg Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This government has prioritised education because it knows that it’s only through education that we can deal with some of our challenges that are there, because an educated man won’t rape,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 19, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga added : “My theory is that the more educated you are, the more sophisticated you are, the less you get involved in wrong things because you can look after yourself” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 19, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) recently met and the matter of school admission was identified as critical, because the system cannot afford to see any learners being left behind,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There are other phenomena that parents have raised as serious concerns. There are schools that are reported to be charging parents registration deposits. We must advise schools to avoid such temptations” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There are other phenomena that parents have raised as serious concerns. There are schools that are reported to be charging parents registration deposits. We must advise schools to avoid such temptations” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Rape is indeed about power, hence the department has programmes to educate the boy child to appreciate the importance of how to deal with power relations between men and women from a young age. Therefore, my remarks must not be taken out of context of educating children to develop them to become better people," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “But they don’t do other things, neh? [They do],” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The comments were made in relation to gender-based violence. Rape is indeed about power, hence the department has programmes to educate the boy child to appreciate the importance of how to deal with power relations between men and women from a young age. Therefore, my remarks must not be taken out of the context of educating children to develop them to become better people," External link

news24 Monday, February 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded : "Or do they? I thought they moved to be a bit civilised not to do such things, now I'm disappointed. But they don't do other things, do they?" External link

news24 Monday, February 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Council of Education Ministers [the CEM] met yesterday, and the matter of school admission was identified as critical because the system cannot afford to see any learners being left behind,” “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. [The] CEM appeals to parents and guardians to cooperate with officials at the district level, to accelerate the placement process” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. CEM appeals to parents and guardians to co-operate with officials at the district level in order to accelerate the placement process,” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to maintain the delicate balance between health and safety in schools on the one hand, while on the other, we deal with the curriculum gaps identified during the 2020 academic year,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The latest available figures indicate that 1,169 educators have passed away, as a direct result of Covid-19,” “This is heart-breaking, and we convey our sincere condolences to the affected families” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The demand for space in schools, especially in Grades 1 and 8, remains a challenge for the sector. All provinces are experiencing a high demand in particular areas. Provinces have made good progress in placements, but there are still 16 117 learners awaiting spaces in schools," External link

iol Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. CEM appeals to parents and guardians to co-operate with officials at the district level in order to accelerate the placement process,” “One of the questions frequently asked is around the payment of school fees during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important to clarify this matter. There are two types of public schools in the country - the fee-paying schools and no-fee-paying schools. Fee-paying schools are allowed to charge school fees, as determined at the annual general meeting of the SGB (school governing body). Therefore, the payment of school fees in such schools is mandatory” External link

iol Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This year alone, up to Friday, 12 February, the number of deceased educators stands at 159; while for non-teaching staff we have recorded 63 deaths. This is really heart-breaking, and we convey our sincere condolences to the affected families," External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Our Consolidated Directions, issued in terms of the Regulations, and published in terms of the Disaster Management Act of 2002, focusing on the reopening of schools and measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, were gazetted on 12 February 2021," External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Independent schools may not open earlier than the two weeks period… Officials may access school premises during the period of closure if required to do so, for purposes of preparation in anticipation of the reopening of schools,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Independent schools must delay the date for the reopening of schools for learners to return to school for a period of two weeks from the date of the pronouncement of the minister, on 15 January 2021. Independent schools may not open earlier than the two weeks period... Officials may access school premises during the period of closure if required to do so, for purposes of preparation in anticipation of the reopening of schools," External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The recovery process will occur over a three-year period, straddling 2021 to 2023, to gradually recover the learning losses, while building on foundational content required for the next grade. The multi-year recovery plan also ensures that the impact of further learning losses are minimised,” External link

the-star Friday, December 18, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We must say that some of the findings of the High Court are discordant with applicable basic education legislative provisions; and some findings were made against the department on issues that were not even raised in the court papers," External link

news24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Let me also acknowledge that along the way, we lost 1 493 teachers, some of them as a result of COVID-19, we lost workers in schools and officials in circuits, district offices, provincial departments; and who can forget that we also lost the MEC of Education in the Northern Cape, Mack Jack – may their souls rest in eternal peace. We will not forgett hem. We send our prayerful thoughts to all the families of the dearly departed,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We managed to reopen schools through the support of other departments and social partners who operate in this space. The psychological impact of the virus will be felt in years to come; we, therefore, need to work hard in this regard,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have been working with other countries such as Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, and Rwanda as well as others from other continents to draw on lessons learned during Covid-19 and preparing for 2021. These engagements have been extremely useful even from the world and continental fora,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “On 12 January the DBE will present an irregularities report to Umalusi and thereafter wait for the quality assurance agency to make an announcement on the integrity, credibility and fairness of the 2020 NSC exams,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We must say, that some of the findings of the High Court, are discordant with applicable basic education legislative provisions; and some findings were made against the department on issues that were not even raised in the court papers. The legal team is exploring avenues that are to be used to address some of the errors we have picked up in the judgment,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We continue to receive complaints from parents whose children have not been given reports,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Class of 2020, their teachers and their parents should take solace in CEM’s decision that the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 will not be rewritten on 15 and 17 December 2020. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s break; rest and recharge for 2021; but you must observe all COVID-19 health, safety and social distancing protocols at all times,” External link

sanews Monday, December 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Class of 2020, their teachers and their parents should take solace in CEM’s decision that the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 will not be rewritten on 15 and 17 December 2020. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s break; rest and recharge for 2021; but you must observe all COVID-19 health, safety and social distancing protocols at all times,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 14, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To meet these targets will require additional effort from all basic education role-players to accelerate the pace of TIMSS improvement. It is in our best interest, and our future generations to do so” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “So, I’m very hopeful that we are bringing back the assessments and they are also going to guide the sector in terms of the assessment tools that are needed,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The mathematics and science ability levels increased from 11% of learners demonstrating that they had acquired basic math and science knowledge in 2003, to 41% of mathematics learners and 36% of science learners demonstrating this ability in 2019," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Most importantly, the TIMSS Study and others help us to develop evidence-based remedial policies and strategies. The TIMSS Survey also shows us what works and what doesn't, here at home and across forty-six countries around the world," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “For me as a minister, if Umalusi says they will not recognise the results, it closes the matter. We can’t risk, as a sector, any situation where Umalusi disowns the results. It is too risky,” External link

mg Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Having considered all factors, including our engagement with Umalusi, we agreed as the Council of Education Ministers that there must be a national rewrite of the maths paper 2 and the physical science paper 2. It is the first time in our history that we have a national rewrite,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was not an easy decision to take but one which is necessary under the circumstances,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Some of the key findings are that the viral spread of information on the cyber networks made it virtually impossible to accurately identify the number of learners that have had access to the leaked question papers,” External link

iol Friday, December 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “CEM appreciates the work being done by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations, the Hawks. We welcome the arrest that has been made and we hope more arrests will follow. We really the need to send a strong message that tampering with national examinations is a serious offence,” External link

iol Friday, December 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “You will recall that on the 18th of November we held a media briefing and we reported that some of the question papers had been leaked. We announced that an investigation was going to take place,” External link

citizen Friday, December 4, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The DBE and the PEDs must redouble efforts to prevent leaks in future and to pursue without fear or favour anyone culpable in these leaks or the further distribution of leaked questions or question papers,” External link

sanews Friday, December 4, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We have agreed as [Council of Education Ministers] CEM that there must be a national rewrite of the Maths Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2," External link

news24 Friday, December 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We welcome the arrest that has been made and we hope more arrests will follow. We really need to send a strong message that tampering with national examination is a serious offence," External link

news24 Friday, December 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The National Senior Certificate (NSC) is the flagship qualification relating to schooling. Credibility of the NSC examination is of paramount importance. Any lingering doubt relating to the credibility of the NSC examinations must be thoroughly investigated and addressed,” “Avoiding prior access to the question paper is what all security measures are directed towards” External link

businessday Friday, December 4, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. "We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating" External link

news24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and there are encouraging developments coming from their side,” “The DBE and provinces are continuing to work around the clock to implement the new measures that have been activated to protect the on-going examinations and also to hunt down the culprits” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. " External link

news24 Monday, November 23, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The integrity of the exam is very important, and we have to protect the integrity of the exam paper for everybody else. A learner can be banned from writing exams for three years,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, November 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Some said they got it in the morning at 7am. Forensic marking will tell us how much the exam was compromised,” External link

iol Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Two hundred and sixteen question papers are being written with more than 10 million scripts printed,” External link

iol Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The paper that was leaked on Monday we can confirm without any doubt that the paper was leaked,” “And that’s why we have given a very elaborate report about what we have done and what the processes are because among others things that we want to do is to make sure that we come out and be transparent, but also find a way of allying the fears and anxieties of parents and learners around the paper that was leaked out,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are operating 8,200 exam centres in different provinces and we had to engage almost 80,000 invigilators to help us to manage the environment. In total we have 216 question papers that have to be written across different subjects,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “As a learner you can be banned for up to three years from writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam and if you are an employee in the system you could be jailed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Today is Day 11 of the 30 day examination and up to now 83 papers out of 216 have been written. Logistically all is well except for protests and inclement weather in parts of KwaZulu-Natal,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I’m sadly disappointed that the paper that was leaked on Monday is the real paper whereas in previous years it was hoax papers, each time we investigated we found that it’s not the real paper. But the Monday one, we can confirm without any doubt that the paper was leaked,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are very disappointed that when we are only a third away (from the end of the exams), a paper has been leaked. ’’The penalty for offences relating to examinations are very serious and it really hurts me when adults put children in those situations because our children are not in the system but half the time they are the ones who suffer the most,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are very proud of the calibre of all our teachers that we have in our system. Thank you for staying, firstly in South Africa, and secondly in the public schooling teaching environment. We are aware that our teachers work in unfavourable conditions generated by environmental factors such as the prevalence of crime, poverty and the burden of diseases,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Sadly, some teachers have succumbed to the virus and other ailments. We send our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Your loss cuts deep into our souls. Be comforted that your loved ones have run their race. Ours is to pick up the spear and soldier on. The dearly departed will continue to live among us in our hearts. You will surely be missed,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are seized with a matter of low participation rates of women in principalship. If I had my way, South Africa would have 51% of women principals by 2025,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The initial protocol of the Department of Basic Education was widely consulted and endorsed by the Department of Health, but this change in the protocol is very helpful because it will give all pupils an opportunity to write their examinations,” External link

iol Friday, November 6, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The initial protocol of the Department of Basic Education was widely consulted and endorsed by the Department of Health, but this change in the protocol is very helpful because it will give all pupils an opportunity to write their examinations,” External link

the-star Friday, November 6, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To the matric class of 2020, yes, the exams are here. You are writing under unusual circumstances, due to Covid-19. But all has been done to ensure safety in the exam centre. Remain focused, I know you can make it, revise, and just be ready for your exams,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are even committed because we have a June exam. Those who can't do well, we [are] going to support them more, [for them] to write in June. We accept that it was a very difficult year. We appreciate the teachers and everybody, including parents. Parents did all they could to support their children. And I think, as a nation, we should be very grateful for that," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are even committed because we have a June exam. Those who can't do well, we [are] going to support them more, [for them] to write in June. We accept that it was a very difficult year. We appreciate the teachers and everybody, including parents. Parents did all they could to support their children. And I think, as a nation, we should be very grateful for that," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We must socialise our pupils into becoming life-long readers. We must support them in reading for academic purposes and for knowledge and for enjoyment," External link

iol Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “In this 2019 alone, we offered computer skills training to over 43,774 teachers. In the same year, we enrolled some 72,000 teachers in Coding pedagogy with one of the prestigious and largest universities on this continent, the University of South Africa (UNISA),” External link

independent-UG Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Our teachers have worked tirelessly during the most uncertain period in our history as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. And for that, we also continue to express our gratitude and appreciation. Indeed, some of our teachers did succumb to the virus,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The combined examination makes this the largest public examination that has been administered in our country. More than 1 million (1 058 699) candidates will sit for the examinations; and we certainly have never had to manage a number that large before,” External link

iol Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This will include a concerted effort by both parents and teachers and will need to extend into the 2021 academic year. To allow for this, we have revised the annual teaching plans to extend to next year,” External link

citizen Friday, October 2, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To allow for this, we have revised the annual teaching plans to extend to next year,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is now 34 days to the start of the NSC examination for the matric class of 2020! We, therefore, appeal to parents, guardians, and communities to rally behind all the candidates who will be writing their final exams this year. It is an extraordinary time for them and all of us, but they need the support more,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are fully aware that the country needs the school calendar for effective planning purposes, and we have worked hard to ensure it is done properly, taking into account the disruptions that have occurred in 2020,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are encouraged and humbled by what we see in schools," External link

news24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "In the schools that we visited, the return rate is between 80% and 90%," External link

news24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Currently we hardly see any schools being closed and reopened as we did before and this can be attributed to the adherence to the revised standard operations but also the national decline in Covid-19 cases,” External link

iol Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This again increases the risk of them losing interest and forgetting critical curriculum topics already covered at school,” External link

iol Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are really grateful for the commitment, dedication and sacrifice demonstrated by our educators in every province,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “All examination centres, both public and independent have been audited in preparation for the 2020 combined examination,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Yet, we remain steadfast in our belief that there is a need to balance saving lives versus livelihoods. We remain committed to our moral and constitutional obligation to save lives, first and foremost,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about National Health ) : “This tool we are launching today aligns with the National Health Department’s protocol on screening, testing and linkage to care ... This tool puts non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of our teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, and learners,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This innovative ... platform integrates with HealthCheck – a national department of health self-screening initiative,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It puts the non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of the schooling community, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and learners,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We think it will give some confidence to parents and caregivers about all the different safety measures that we are putting in place to make sure that our children in particular, and our teachers and entire school community remains safe,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It puts the non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of the schooling community, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and learners,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We think it will give some confidence to parents and caregivers about all the different safety measures that we are putting in place to make sure that our children in particular, and our teachers and entire school community remains safe,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Treasury said to us there is no new money, reprioritise within your budget. We had to take money from other budgets to deal with this main factor of safety in our schools,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 31, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Treasury said to us there is no new money, reprioritise within your budget. We had to take money from other budgets to deal with this main factor of safety in our schools,” External link

sanews Monday, August 31, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I am most grateful to SABC, Multichoice and eMedia Investments who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics; and to the content providers (including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust) who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics; to the National Education Collaboration Trust; to PILO and Satrix which has been a major sponsor of PILO’s work on content curation; to the many educators who have been involved in making this happen; as well as to Bidvest and the numerous other sponsors who have helped fund the work which has gone into making Woza Matrics possible,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I am most grateful to SABC, Multichoice and eMedia Investments, who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics ; and to the content providers including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust, who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Their schools are also following the standard operating procedures and have submitted their records of compliance to all health and safety protocols as well as social distancing to the district offices before being approved to reopen," External link

iol Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What they still need to do is; during the rush, they had put tanks on the floor, they had not installed them properly and are busy installing those. I am meeting the sanitation team this evening,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It’s not in my interest that schools don’t have PPEs and then hide [them]. It’s in my interest to ensure that schools have the resources that they need. So, if there is anyone who is aware that school so-and-so doesn’t have PPEs, must inform us” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded ( about Rand Water ) : “It is true that several schools have challenges related to water supply and sanitation. The Department of Basic Education is working with the various provincial departments of education, Rand Water and the water boards to address such challenges” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The provincial departments of education have addressed the needs at a further 834 schools. Several partnerships contributed to solve the challenge at another 103 schools. The Department of Basic Education appointed four different implementing agents to address a further 1 121 schools. These implementing agents are in varying stages of completion of the sanitation solutions. The current plan is to eradicate the basic pit toilets by March 2022. This is, however, dependent on the availability of funding for this purpose,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Rand Water ) : “The department contracted Rand Water to implement an emergency water supply programme. The adopted solution was water delivery to on-site storage tanks at these schools. Some schools had existing on-site storage tanks, while 2 274 schools required such tanks,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded ( about Rand Water ) : "It is true that several schools have challenges related to water supply and sanitation. The Department of Basic Education is working with the various provincial departments of education, Rand Water and the water boards to address such challenges" External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The provincial departments of education have addressed the needs at a further 834 schools. Several partnerships contributed to solve the challenge at another 103 schools. The Department of Basic Education appointed four different implementing agents to address a further 1 121 schools. These implementing agents are in varying stages of completion of the sanitation solutions. The current plan is to eradicate the basic pit toilets by March 2022. This is, however, dependent on the availability of funding for this purpose," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Rand Water ) : "The department contracted Rand Water to implement an emergency water supply programme. The adopted solution was water delivery to on-site storage tanks at these schools. Some schools had existing on-site storage tanks, while 2 274 schools required such tanks," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : ”It is important to bear in mind that the latest opinions of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, medical and science experts is that learners are better at school than in communities and homes where the infections are actually taking place,” External link

iol Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break. Learners should also be given work as they collect food or when they leave on 24 July,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Once again we appeal to members of the public to protect schools during the break to prevent theft and damage that was caused when schools were closed to the Covid-19. It remains one of our biggest concerns when schools are targeted. The burglaries and theft of food supplies and other expensive items defeat our efforts to provide mainly for the poor and vulnerable learners who are always the hardest hit,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is important to bear in mind that the latest opinions of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC), medical and science experts are that learners are better [off] at school than in communities and homes where the infections are actually taking place. " External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break. Learners should also be given work as they collect food or when they leave on 24 July," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 24, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This makes principals more vulnerable, as communities continue to point at these discrepancies. The replacement of teachers and support staff who have to self-isolate or quarantine for the prescribed period, and those with comorbidities, is also proving to be problematic,” External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are planning that the repackaging process will be completed by the end of July 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have also finalised the implementation plan with the mobile network operators to provide all these schools with devices, connectivity, digital content, as well as ICT integration training for teachers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “No-fee schools, that are underfunded, have a right to charge compulsory fees in terms of paragraph 163 of the National Norms and Standards for School Funding. To date, there is no record of a school that acted on this right,” External link

the-star Friday, July 17, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

sanews Friday, July 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options, as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents, who wish to take their children back to school," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options, as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents, who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

sanews Friday, July 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

gov-za Friday, July 10, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Rape is a crime whose perpetrators deserve the stiffest punishment. This rape of a learner once again shines the light on the scourge of Gender-Based Violence ripping our communities apart. We reiterate our profound sadness and anguish over this painful and shameful event. Gender-Based Violence is a profound human rights violation with major social and developmental impacts for survivors of violence, as well as their families, communities and society more broadly,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The department will continue to ensure that the learner, who is a minor, receives the necessary psycho-social support from the District Auxiliary Support Services and her identity is protected as she comes to terms with the painful and regrettable ordeal" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "What is critically important is that all Grade R and pre-Grade R learners who have already returned to schools, must remain in schools; and those schools that meet the health, safety and social distancing protocols, can reopen for their Grade R and pre-Grade R learners," "We will continue to work with the national associations responsible for learners with special needs to streamline the return of these learners to school. A further agreement by CEM is that all Grades that are part of the second cohort, should return to school in an orderly staggered fashion within, but later than the end of July 2020" External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga replied : "What does it matter? It's personal. Yes, I have a grandson from a late son who is going to Pretoria Boys' [High School] today. I feel quite anxious. It's a boarding school, but I have to accept that he has to go to school. " External link

news24 Monday, July 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This is what made CEM...consider staggering the returning grades, which were planned to return on [Monday] and 3 August. Firstly, CEM agreed that only Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school tomorrow (Monday)," External link

news24 Monday, July 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This is equivalent to less than 1% of the entire teacher population in our country,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “those provinces that are not ready to receive Grade R on 6 July 2020, must provide strategic and realisable plans for ensuring the reincorporation of Grade R learners to schools within, but not later than the end of July 2020,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Many parents and teachers overestimate the personal health risks they face, which in turn, can lead to excessive risk-avoidance, which is detrimental to schooling,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "They lost three to four days of school which would mean they enjoyed four weeks of schooling," External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "What is critically important is that all Grade R and pre-Grade R learners who have already returned to schools, must remain in schools; and those schools that meet the health, safety and social distancing protocols, can reopen for their Grade R and pre-Grade R learners," "We will continue to work with the national associations responsible for learners with special needs to streamline the return of these learners to school. A further agreement by CEM is that all Grades that are part of the second cohort, should return to school in an orderly staggered fashion within, but later than the end of July 2020" External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This is what made CEM to consider staggering the returning grades, which were planned to return on [Monday] and 3 August. Firstly, CEM agreed that only Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school tomorrow (Monday)," External link

news24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "They lost three to four days of school which would mean they enjoyed four weeks of schooling," External link

the-star Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities, and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will adjust the reopening phases based on the risk-adjusted strategy which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to School Reopening taking into account all factors that affect the work we do. We are guided in this by an observation of the rising numbers of community transmissions throughout the country. We recognize that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

africanewswire Friday, July 3, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We will adjust the reopening phases, based on the risk-adjusted strategy, which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to school reopening, taking into account all factors that affect the work we do," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We will adjust the reopening phases, based on the risk-adjusted strategy, which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to School Reopening, taking into account all factors that affect the work we do," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have been burning the midnight oil with all education MECs. We are satisfied that the system is ready to restart amidst the new Covid-19 induced measures” External link

iol Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga told : "The 98% of parents would not have sent their children if they didn't trust the rationality of [reopening] schools," External link

news24 Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “For example, the Free State has received 1 887 applications from teachers who have applied to work from home; Mpumalanga has received 237 applications from teachers; the Northern Cape has registered 1 495 teachers with comorbidities,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We understand the immediate threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our teachers, learners and broader society,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have developed a master curriculum recovery plan and all provinces have established Curriculum Committees at all levels,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitising, washing hands and keeping physical distancing,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We understand the immediate threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our teachers, learners and broader society,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have developed a master curriculum recovery plan and all provinces have established Curriculum Committees at all levels,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitising, washing hands and keeping physical distancing,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard in schools to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees within schools. It is important to work together to ensure that we beat the virus” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard in schools to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees within schools. It is important to work together to ensure that we beat the virus,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard… to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitise, wash hands and keep physical distancing,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitise, wash hands and keep physical distancing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT



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Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : “The department has launched investigations into the leaking of three exam papers. The latest one is life sciences and the team is working on that one. These are national papers and the national minister (Angie Motshekga) is responsible for the exam, but we are worried that there are people who think they can undermine the credibility of the exam. The exam remains intact” External link

the-star Monday, November 30, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : “The department has launched investigations into the leaking of three exam papers. The latest one is life sciences and the team is working on that one. These are national papers and the national minister (Angie Motshekga) is responsible for the exam, but we are worried that there are people who think they can undermine the credibility of the exam. The exam remains intact” External link

the-star Monday, November 30, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Li Nan déclaré ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Nous comprenons parfaitement l'inquiétude de la ministre Motshekga et du ministère de l'Éducation élémentaire. Afin de soulager vos inquiétudes et votre anxiété, nous avons décidé de réserver un million de rands du budget de l'ambassade pour soutenir l'achat et l'installation de réservoirs d'eau pour les établissements primaires et secondaires de la province du Cap Nord" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Ditchfield told ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "They [the stakeholders] are assisting her [Motshekga] with input that we will then take forward to CEM [on Saturday] and convert CEM discussions into proposals for Cabinet at the weekend. That's the criteria," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Minister Motshekga must reverse her decision to reopen schools. It is a rushed and ill-advised decision, unnecessarily putting lives at risk," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

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Angie Motshekga said : "This is a very unfortunate incident in a very good school in an environment where between myself and the MEC we did not expect it to happen. With the results (pass rate) you’d expect that there would be more discipline and more control but it happened at that school. Such things to happen and it doesn’t necessarily make it a national issue, it still remains an issue that we deal with as a sector," External link

news24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The department did not spend on each case. In many of the cases, the Minister is cited with the MECs, and in such cases, the cost is covered by the province. The department spent R 1 459 000 in litigation cost in the 2018/2019 financial year,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There were eight cases relating to contractual disputes; nine cases relating to claims for injury or death of a learner; 10 cases relating to constitutional or administrative law issues; one case relating to pension payment of an educator; two cases relating to examination issues; one case each for defamation, copyright infringement and motor vehicle collision and five cases relating to labour disputes of educators,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There were 11 cases relating to contractual disputes; 10 cases relating to claims for injury or death of a learner; six cases relating to constitutional or administrative law issues; one case relating to pension payment of an educator; seven cases relating to examination issues; one case each for defamation, copyright infringement and motor vehicle collision and four cases relating to labour disputes of educators,” External link

iol Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We urge learners, coaches, teachers, parents, and other parties to work together to protect us from a possible third wave and to keep their loved ones safe," External link

news24 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The School Governing Body of this particular school, as our trusted stakeholder representing parents will take part in dealing with the matter,” External link

iol Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It needs to be noted that this figure includes learners who repeated Grade 1; and therefore, the number of learners who entered Grade 1 in 2009, will be slightly lower,” External link

the-star Monday, March 15, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are of the strong view that, had it not been for the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 could have been the best performers since the inception of the National Senior Certificate,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are of the strong view that, had it not been for the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 could have been the best performers since the inception of the National Senior Certificate,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The high quality passes we have achieved this year, especially the number of Bachelor and Diploma passes, the overall pass mark, and the passes with distinctions, even in critical subjects, are the hallmarks of the performance of the class of 2020,” External link

sanews Monday, February 22, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What you do at the school level is what matters the most. The future of our learners, and the prosperity of our nation, is in our hands. We applaud you for the great work you continue to do on a daily basis,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The overall pass rate including the progressed learners is at 76.2% a drop of 5.1%. I am grateful to all of South Africa. I was expecting a bloodbath. I am grateful to all teachers. We tried all in our powers to claw back time, but we can’t,” “For the past 10 years, we have noted that the NSC pass rates have consistently been improving from 60% in 2009 to above 70% in recent years. The Class of 2020 must be commended for maintaining this trend,” External link

iol Monday, February 22, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This government has prioritised education because it knows that it is only through education that we can deal with some of our challenges that are here. Because an educated man won’t rape, akere?” External link

mg Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Men need to be educated about how to deal with power, patriarchy and negative or toxic masculinity. Educating men about power relations is also important in the fight against rape,” External link

mg Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This government has prioritised education because it knows that it’s only through education that we can deal with some of our challenges that are there, because an educated man won’t rape,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 19, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga added : “My theory is that the more educated you are, the more sophisticated you are, the less you get involved in wrong things because you can look after yourself” External link

dailymaverick Friday, February 19, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) recently met and the matter of school admission was identified as critical, because the system cannot afford to see any learners being left behind,” External link

iol Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There are other phenomena that parents have raised as serious concerns. There are schools that are reported to be charging parents registration deposits. We must advise schools to avoid such temptations” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “There are other phenomena that parents have raised as serious concerns. There are schools that are reported to be charging parents registration deposits. We must advise schools to avoid such temptations” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Rape is indeed about power, hence the department has programmes to educate the boy child to appreciate the importance of how to deal with power relations between men and women from a young age. Therefore, my remarks must not be taken out of context of educating children to develop them to become better people," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, February 15, 2021 5:01:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “But they don’t do other things, neh? [They do],” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The comments were made in relation to gender-based violence. Rape is indeed about power, hence the department has programmes to educate the boy child to appreciate the importance of how to deal with power relations between men and women from a young age. Therefore, my remarks must not be taken out of the context of educating children to develop them to become better people," External link

news24 Monday, February 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded : "Or do they? I thought they moved to be a bit civilised not to do such things, now I'm disappointed. But they don't do other things, do they?" External link

news24 Monday, February 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Council of Education Ministers [the CEM] met yesterday, and the matter of school admission was identified as critical because the system cannot afford to see any learners being left behind,” “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. [The] CEM appeals to parents and guardians to cooperate with officials at the district level, to accelerate the placement process” External link

mg Monday, February 15, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. CEM appeals to parents and guardians to co-operate with officials at the district level in order to accelerate the placement process,” External link

iol Monday, February 15, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to maintain the delicate balance between health and safety in schools on the one hand, while on the other, we deal with the curriculum gaps identified during the 2020 academic year,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:47:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The latest available figures indicate that 1,169 educators have passed away, as a direct result of Covid-19,” “This is heart-breaking, and we convey our sincere condolences to the affected families” External link

citizen Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The demand for space in schools, especially in Grades 1 and 8, remains a challenge for the sector. All provinces are experiencing a high demand in particular areas. Provinces have made good progress in placements, but there are still 16 117 learners awaiting spaces in schools," External link

iol Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was agreed that provinces would work with speed to place all the learners in the next week. CEM appeals to parents and guardians to co-operate with officials at the district level in order to accelerate the placement process,” “One of the questions frequently asked is around the payment of school fees during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important to clarify this matter. There are two types of public schools in the country - the fee-paying schools and no-fee-paying schools. Fee-paying schools are allowed to charge school fees, as determined at the annual general meeting of the SGB (school governing body). Therefore, the payment of school fees in such schools is mandatory” External link

iol Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This year alone, up to Friday, 12 February, the number of deceased educators stands at 159; while for non-teaching staff we have recorded 63 deaths. This is really heart-breaking, and we convey our sincere condolences to the affected families," External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Our Consolidated Directions, issued in terms of the Regulations, and published in terms of the Disaster Management Act of 2002, focusing on the reopening of schools and measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, were gazetted on 12 February 2021," External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Independent schools may not open earlier than the two weeks period… Officials may access school premises during the period of closure if required to do so, for purposes of preparation in anticipation of the reopening of schools,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Independent schools must delay the date for the reopening of schools for learners to return to school for a period of two weeks from the date of the pronouncement of the minister, on 15 January 2021. Independent schools may not open earlier than the two weeks period... Officials may access school premises during the period of closure if required to do so, for purposes of preparation in anticipation of the reopening of schools," External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The recovery process will occur over a three-year period, straddling 2021 to 2023, to gradually recover the learning losses, while building on foundational content required for the next grade. The multi-year recovery plan also ensures that the impact of further learning losses are minimised,” External link

the-star Friday, December 18, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We must say that some of the findings of the High Court are discordant with applicable basic education legislative provisions; and some findings were made against the department on issues that were not even raised in the court papers," External link

news24 Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Let me also acknowledge that along the way, we lost 1 493 teachers, some of them as a result of COVID-19, we lost workers in schools and officials in circuits, district offices, provincial departments; and who can forget that we also lost the MEC of Education in the Northern Cape, Mack Jack – may their souls rest in eternal peace. We will not forgett hem. We send our prayerful thoughts to all the families of the dearly departed,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We managed to reopen schools through the support of other departments and social partners who operate in this space. The psychological impact of the virus will be felt in years to come; we, therefore, need to work hard in this regard,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have been working with other countries such as Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, and Rwanda as well as others from other continents to draw on lessons learned during Covid-19 and preparing for 2021. These engagements have been extremely useful even from the world and continental fora,” External link

iol Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “On 12 January the DBE will present an irregularities report to Umalusi and thereafter wait for the quality assurance agency to make an announcement on the integrity, credibility and fairness of the 2020 NSC exams,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We must say, that some of the findings of the High Court, are discordant with applicable basic education legislative provisions; and some findings were made against the department on issues that were not even raised in the court papers. The legal team is exploring avenues that are to be used to address some of the errors we have picked up in the judgment,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We continue to receive complaints from parents whose children have not been given reports,” External link

citizen Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Class of 2020, their teachers and their parents should take solace in CEM’s decision that the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 will not be rewritten on 15 and 17 December 2020. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s break; rest and recharge for 2021; but you must observe all COVID-19 health, safety and social distancing protocols at all times,” External link

sanews Monday, December 14, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The Class of 2020, their teachers and their parents should take solace in CEM’s decision that the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 will not be rewritten on 15 and 17 December 2020. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s break; rest and recharge for 2021; but you must observe all COVID-19 health, safety and social distancing protocols at all times,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, December 14, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To meet these targets will require additional effort from all basic education role-players to accelerate the pace of TIMSS improvement. It is in our best interest, and our future generations to do so” External link

the-star Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “So, I’m very hopeful that we are bringing back the assessments and they are also going to guide the sector in terms of the assessment tools that are needed,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The mathematics and science ability levels increased from 11% of learners demonstrating that they had acquired basic math and science knowledge in 2003, to 41% of mathematics learners and 36% of science learners demonstrating this ability in 2019," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Most importantly, the TIMSS Study and others help us to develop evidence-based remedial policies and strategies. The TIMSS Survey also shows us what works and what doesn't, here at home and across forty-six countries around the world," External link

news24 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “For me as a minister, if Umalusi says they will not recognise the results, it closes the matter. We can’t risk, as a sector, any situation where Umalusi disowns the results. It is too risky,” External link

mg Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Having considered all factors, including our engagement with Umalusi, we agreed as the Council of Education Ministers that there must be a national rewrite of the maths paper 2 and the physical science paper 2. It is the first time in our history that we have a national rewrite,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It was not an easy decision to take but one which is necessary under the circumstances,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, December 4, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Some of the key findings are that the viral spread of information on the cyber networks made it virtually impossible to accurately identify the number of learners that have had access to the leaked question papers,” External link

iol Friday, December 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “CEM appreciates the work being done by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations, the Hawks. We welcome the arrest that has been made and we hope more arrests will follow. We really the need to send a strong message that tampering with national examinations is a serious offence,” External link

iol Friday, December 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “You will recall that on the 18th of November we held a media briefing and we reported that some of the question papers had been leaked. We announced that an investigation was going to take place,” External link

citizen Friday, December 4, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The DBE and the PEDs must redouble efforts to prevent leaks in future and to pursue without fear or favour anyone culpable in these leaks or the further distribution of leaked questions or question papers,” External link

sanews Friday, December 4, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We have agreed as [Council of Education Ministers] CEM that there must be a national rewrite of the Maths Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2," External link

news24 Friday, December 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We welcome the arrest that has been made and we hope more arrests will follow. We really need to send a strong message that tampering with national examination is a serious offence," External link

news24 Friday, December 4, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The National Senior Certificate (NSC) is the flagship qualification relating to schooling. Credibility of the NSC examination is of paramount importance. Any lingering doubt relating to the credibility of the NSC examinations must be thoroughly investigated and addressed,” “Avoiding prior access to the question paper is what all security measures are directed towards” External link

businessday Friday, December 4, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. "We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating,” External link

sanews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the conduct of persons who undermine the integrity of the examination because it causes untold stress on the learners who are looking forward to exiting the schooling system with a pass from an honest examination, not one associated with cheating" External link

news24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and they are encouraging developments coming from their side," External link

news24 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We want to reassure the public that we are hard at work to ensure that we protect the examinations. The Hawks have been helpful in working with us and there are encouraging developments coming from their side,” “The DBE and provinces are continuing to work around the clock to implement the new measures that have been activated to protect the on-going examinations and also to hunt down the culprits” External link

citizen Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is unfortunate that people continue to be involved in something like this, even though the consequences can be dire. " External link

news24 Monday, November 23, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The integrity of the exam is very important, and we have to protect the integrity of the exam paper for everybody else. A learner can be banned from writing exams for three years,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, November 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Some said they got it in the morning at 7am. Forensic marking will tell us how much the exam was compromised,” External link

iol Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Two hundred and sixteen question papers are being written with more than 10 million scripts printed,” External link

iol Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The paper that was leaked on Monday we can confirm without any doubt that the paper was leaked,” “And that’s why we have given a very elaborate report about what we have done and what the processes are because among others things that we want to do is to make sure that we come out and be transparent, but also find a way of allying the fears and anxieties of parents and learners around the paper that was leaked out,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are operating 8,200 exam centres in different provinces and we had to engage almost 80,000 invigilators to help us to manage the environment. In total we have 216 question papers that have to be written across different subjects,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “As a learner you can be banned for up to three years from writing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam and if you are an employee in the system you could be jailed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Today is Day 11 of the 30 day examination and up to now 83 papers out of 216 have been written. Logistically all is well except for protests and inclement weather in parts of KwaZulu-Natal,” External link

sanews Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I’m sadly disappointed that the paper that was leaked on Monday is the real paper whereas in previous years it was hoax papers, each time we investigated we found that it’s not the real paper. But the Monday one, we can confirm without any doubt that the paper was leaked,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are very disappointed that when we are only a third away (from the end of the exams), a paper has been leaked. ’’The penalty for offences relating to examinations are very serious and it really hurts me when adults put children in those situations because our children are not in the system but half the time they are the ones who suffer the most,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are very proud of the calibre of all our teachers that we have in our system. Thank you for staying, firstly in South Africa, and secondly in the public schooling teaching environment. We are aware that our teachers work in unfavourable conditions generated by environmental factors such as the prevalence of crime, poverty and the burden of diseases,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Sadly, some teachers have succumbed to the virus and other ailments. We send our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Your loss cuts deep into our souls. Be comforted that your loved ones have run their race. Ours is to pick up the spear and soldier on. The dearly departed will continue to live among us in our hearts. You will surely be missed,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are seized with a matter of low participation rates of women in principalship. If I had my way, South Africa would have 51% of women principals by 2025,” External link

mg Friday, November 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The initial protocol of the Department of Basic Education was widely consulted and endorsed by the Department of Health, but this change in the protocol is very helpful because it will give all pupils an opportunity to write their examinations,” External link

iol Friday, November 6, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The initial protocol of the Department of Basic Education was widely consulted and endorsed by the Department of Health, but this change in the protocol is very helpful because it will give all pupils an opportunity to write their examinations,” External link

the-star Friday, November 6, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To the matric class of 2020, yes, the exams are here. You are writing under unusual circumstances, due to Covid-19. But all has been done to ensure safety in the exam centre. Remain focused, I know you can make it, revise, and just be ready for your exams,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are even committed because we have a June exam. Those who can't do well, we [are] going to support them more, [for them] to write in June. We accept that it was a very difficult year. We appreciate the teachers and everybody, including parents. Parents did all they could to support their children. And I think, as a nation, we should be very grateful for that," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are even committed because we have a June exam. Those who can't do well, we [are] going to support them more, [for them] to write in June. We accept that it was a very difficult year. We appreciate the teachers and everybody, including parents. Parents did all they could to support their children. And I think, as a nation, we should be very grateful for that," External link

news24 Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We must socialise our pupils into becoming life-long readers. We must support them in reading for academic purposes and for knowledge and for enjoyment," External link

iol Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “In this 2019 alone, we offered computer skills training to over 43,774 teachers. In the same year, we enrolled some 72,000 teachers in Coding pedagogy with one of the prestigious and largest universities on this continent, the University of South Africa (UNISA),” External link

independent-UG Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Our teachers have worked tirelessly during the most uncertain period in our history as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. And for that, we also continue to express our gratitude and appreciation. Indeed, some of our teachers did succumb to the virus,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, October 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The combined examination makes this the largest public examination that has been administered in our country. More than 1 million (1 058 699) candidates will sit for the examinations; and we certainly have never had to manage a number that large before,” External link

iol Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This will include a concerted effort by both parents and teachers and will need to extend into the 2021 academic year. To allow for this, we have revised the annual teaching plans to extend to next year,” External link

citizen Friday, October 2, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “To allow for this, we have revised the annual teaching plans to extend to next year,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It is now 34 days to the start of the NSC examination for the matric class of 2020! We, therefore, appeal to parents, guardians, and communities to rally behind all the candidates who will be writing their final exams this year. It is an extraordinary time for them and all of us, but they need the support more,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 1, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are fully aware that the country needs the school calendar for effective planning purposes, and we have worked hard to ensure it is done properly, taking into account the disruptions that have occurred in 2020,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We are encouraged and humbled by what we see in schools," External link

news24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "In the schools that we visited, the return rate is between 80% and 90%," External link

news24 Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Currently we hardly see any schools being closed and reopened as we did before and this can be attributed to the adherence to the revised standard operations but also the national decline in Covid-19 cases,” External link

iol Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This again increases the risk of them losing interest and forgetting critical curriculum topics already covered at school,” External link

iol Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are really grateful for the commitment, dedication and sacrifice demonstrated by our educators in every province,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “All examination centres, both public and independent have been audited in preparation for the 2020 combined examination,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Yet, we remain steadfast in our belief that there is a need to balance saving lives versus livelihoods. We remain committed to our moral and constitutional obligation to save lives, first and foremost,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about National Health ) : “This tool we are launching today aligns with the National Health Department’s protocol on screening, testing and linkage to care ... This tool puts non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of our teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, and learners,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This innovative ... platform integrates with HealthCheck – a national department of health self-screening initiative,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It puts the non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of the schooling community, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and learners,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We think it will give some confidence to parents and caregivers about all the different safety measures that we are putting in place to make sure that our children in particular, and our teachers and entire school community remains safe,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It puts the non-pharmaceutical measures firmly in the hands of the schooling community, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents and learners,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We think it will give some confidence to parents and caregivers about all the different safety measures that we are putting in place to make sure that our children in particular, and our teachers and entire school community remains safe,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Treasury said to us there is no new money, reprioritise within your budget. We had to take money from other budgets to deal with this main factor of safety in our schools,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 31, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Treasury said to us there is no new money, reprioritise within your budget. We had to take money from other budgets to deal with this main factor of safety in our schools,” External link

sanews Monday, August 31, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I am most grateful to SABC, Multichoice and eMedia Investments who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics; and to the content providers (including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust) who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics; to the National Education Collaboration Trust; to PILO and Satrix which has been a major sponsor of PILO’s work on content curation; to the many educators who have been involved in making this happen; as well as to Bidvest and the numerous other sponsors who have helped fund the work which has gone into making Woza Matrics possible,” External link

gov-za Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “I am most grateful to SABC, Multichoice and eMedia Investments, who have so generously made their broadcast networks and expertise available to Woza Matrics ; and to the content providers including DigiCampus, Mindset and Monyetla Trust, who have shared all their excellent content with Woza Matrics,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Their schools are also following the standard operating procedures and have submitted their records of compliance to all health and safety protocols as well as social distancing to the district offices before being approved to reopen," External link

iol Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What they still need to do is; during the rush, they had put tanks on the floor, they had not installed them properly and are busy installing those. I am meeting the sanitation team this evening,” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “It’s not in my interest that schools don’t have PPEs and then hide [them]. It’s in my interest to ensure that schools have the resources that they need. So, if there is anyone who is aware that school so-and-so doesn’t have PPEs, must inform us” External link

citizen Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded ( about Rand Water ) : “It is true that several schools have challenges related to water supply and sanitation. The Department of Basic Education is working with the various provincial departments of education, Rand Water and the water boards to address such challenges” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “The provincial departments of education have addressed the needs at a further 834 schools. Several partnerships contributed to solve the challenge at another 103 schools. The Department of Basic Education appointed four different implementing agents to address a further 1 121 schools. These implementing agents are in varying stages of completion of the sanitation solutions. The current plan is to eradicate the basic pit toilets by March 2022. This is, however, dependent on the availability of funding for this purpose,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Rand Water ) : “The department contracted Rand Water to implement an emergency water supply programme. The adopted solution was water delivery to on-site storage tanks at these schools. Some schools had existing on-site storage tanks, while 2 274 schools required such tanks,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga responded ( about Rand Water ) : "It is true that several schools have challenges related to water supply and sanitation. The Department of Basic Education is working with the various provincial departments of education, Rand Water and the water boards to address such challenges" External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The provincial departments of education have addressed the needs at a further 834 schools. Several partnerships contributed to solve the challenge at another 103 schools. The Department of Basic Education appointed four different implementing agents to address a further 1 121 schools. These implementing agents are in varying stages of completion of the sanitation solutions. The current plan is to eradicate the basic pit toilets by March 2022. This is, however, dependent on the availability of funding for this purpose," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said ( about Rand Water ) : "The department contracted Rand Water to implement an emergency water supply programme. The adopted solution was water delivery to on-site storage tanks at these schools. Some schools had existing on-site storage tanks, while 2 274 schools required such tanks," External link

news24 Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : ”It is important to bear in mind that the latest opinions of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, medical and science experts is that learners are better at school than in communities and homes where the infections are actually taking place,” External link

iol Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break. Learners should also be given work as they collect food or when they leave on 24 July,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Once again we appeal to members of the public to protect schools during the break to prevent theft and damage that was caused when schools were closed to the Covid-19. It remains one of our biggest concerns when schools are targeted. The burglaries and theft of food supplies and other expensive items defeat our efforts to provide mainly for the poor and vulnerable learners who are always the hardest hit,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "It is important to bear in mind that the latest opinions of the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC), medical and science experts are that learners are better [off] at school than in communities and homes where the infections are actually taking place. " External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break. Learners should also be given work as they collect food or when they leave on 24 July," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Schools must make arrangements with parents for learners to get work or materials for them to remain fully engaged during the break” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 24, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This makes principals more vulnerable, as communities continue to point at these discrepancies. The replacement of teachers and support staff who have to self-isolate or quarantine for the prescribed period, and those with comorbidities, is also proving to be problematic,” External link

iol Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We are planning that the repackaging process will be completed by the end of July 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have also finalised the implementation plan with the mobile network operators to provide all these schools with devices, connectivity, digital content, as well as ICT integration training for teachers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “No-fee schools, that are underfunded, have a right to charge compulsory fees in terms of paragraph 163 of the National Norms and Standards for School Funding. To date, there is no record of a school that acted on this right,” External link

the-star Friday, July 17, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

sanews Friday, July 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options, as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents, who wish to take their children back to school," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options, as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents, who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

sanews Friday, July 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Failure to desist from these regrettable acts will leave us no choice but to exercise our options as per the dictates of the South African Schools Act (no. 84 of 1996), to make sure we protect our schools, educators, learners and the rights and interests of parents who wish to take their children back to school,” External link

gov-za Friday, July 10, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Rape is a crime whose perpetrators deserve the stiffest punishment. This rape of a learner once again shines the light on the scourge of Gender-Based Violence ripping our communities apart. We reiterate our profound sadness and anguish over this painful and shameful event. Gender-Based Violence is a profound human rights violation with major social and developmental impacts for survivors of violence, as well as their families, communities and society more broadly,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "The department will continue to ensure that the learner, who is a minor, receives the necessary psycho-social support from the District Auxiliary Support Services and her identity is protected as she comes to terms with the painful and regrettable ordeal" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "What is critically important is that all Grade R and pre-Grade R learners who have already returned to schools, must remain in schools; and those schools that meet the health, safety and social distancing protocols, can reopen for their Grade R and pre-Grade R learners," "We will continue to work with the national associations responsible for learners with special needs to streamline the return of these learners to school. A further agreement by CEM is that all Grades that are part of the second cohort, should return to school in an orderly staggered fashion within, but later than the end of July 2020" External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga replied : "What does it matter? It's personal. Yes, I have a grandson from a late son who is going to Pretoria Boys' [High School] today. I feel quite anxious. It's a boarding school, but I have to accept that he has to go to school. " External link

news24 Monday, July 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This is what made CEM...consider staggering the returning grades, which were planned to return on [Monday] and 3 August. Firstly, CEM agreed that only Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school tomorrow (Monday)," External link

news24 Monday, July 6, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “This is equivalent to less than 1% of the entire teacher population in our country,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “those provinces that are not ready to receive Grade R on 6 July 2020, must provide strategic and realisable plans for ensuring the reincorporation of Grade R learners to schools within, but not later than the end of July 2020,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Many parents and teachers overestimate the personal health risks they face, which in turn, can lead to excessive risk-avoidance, which is detrimental to schooling,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "They lost three to four days of school which would mean they enjoyed four weeks of schooling," External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "What is critically important is that all Grade R and pre-Grade R learners who have already returned to schools, must remain in schools; and those schools that meet the health, safety and social distancing protocols, can reopen for their Grade R and pre-Grade R learners," "We will continue to work with the national associations responsible for learners with special needs to streamline the return of these learners to school. A further agreement by CEM is that all Grades that are part of the second cohort, should return to school in an orderly staggered fashion within, but later than the end of July 2020" External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "This is what made CEM to consider staggering the returning grades, which were planned to return on [Monday] and 3 August. Firstly, CEM agreed that only Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to school tomorrow (Monday)," External link

news24 Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "They lost three to four days of school which would mean they enjoyed four weeks of schooling," External link

the-star Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Sunday, July 5, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities, and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will adjust the reopening phases based on the risk-adjusted strategy which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to School Reopening taking into account all factors that affect the work we do. We are guided in this by an observation of the rising numbers of community transmissions throughout the country. We recognize that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

africanewswire Friday, July 3, 2020 1:31:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We will adjust the reopening phases, based on the risk-adjusted strategy, which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to school reopening, taking into account all factors that affect the work we do," External link

news24 Friday, July 3, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We recognise that schools are based in communities and learners live in the same affected communities and therefore a careful balancing act must be maintained,” External link

iol Friday, July 3, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : "We will adjust the reopening phases, based on the risk-adjusted strategy, which is a considered attempt to balance our approach to School Reopening, taking into account all factors that affect the work we do," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have been burning the midnight oil with all education MECs. We are satisfied that the system is ready to restart amidst the new Covid-19 induced measures” External link

iol Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga told : "The 98% of parents would not have sent their children if they didn't trust the rationality of [reopening] schools," External link

news24 Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “For example, the Free State has received 1 887 applications from teachers who have applied to work from home; Mpumalanga has received 237 applications from teachers; the Northern Cape has registered 1 495 teachers with comorbidities,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We understand the immediate threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our teachers, learners and broader society,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have developed a master curriculum recovery plan and all provinces have established Curriculum Committees at all levels,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitising, washing hands and keeping physical distancing,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We understand the immediate threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to our teachers, learners and broader society,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “Comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiac disease are the three most commonly associated with serious illness if one contracts COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We have developed a master curriculum recovery plan and all provinces have established Curriculum Committees at all levels,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitising, washing hands and keeping physical distancing,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard in schools to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees within schools. It is important to work together to ensure that we beat the virus” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 24, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard in schools to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees within schools. It is important to work together to ensure that we beat the virus,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “We will continue to work hard… to make sure that we protect our learners, teachers and employees,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitise, wash hands and keep physical distancing,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Angie Motshekga said : “What is also important is to ensure that even during school hours and beyond, we stick to the basic requirements of wearing the mask, sanitise, wash hands and keep physical distancing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
education minister62.43%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
minister33.48%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
deputy0.22%EN12/24/201624/12/2016
south african minister of education0.11%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
minister of education0.11%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
african minister of education0.11%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
mp0.33%EN11/14/201614/11/2016
minister of dbe0.11%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
minister of health0.44%EN06/05/201605/06/2016
national education minister0.11%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
president1.88%EN08/25/201425/08/2014
ministre de l'éducation nationale0.33%FR09/16/201316/09/2013
ministre de l' éducation nationale0.33%FR09/16/201316/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Angie MotshekgaEN59.18%
Angie MotshekgaPT10.26%
Angie MotshekgaEU10.15%
Angie MotshekgaFR10.15%
Angie MotshekgaAF10.15%
Angie MotshekgaSA0.11%


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Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : “The department has launched investigations into the leaking of three exam papers. The latest one is life sciences and the team is working on that one. These are national papers and the national minister (Angie Motshekga) is responsible for the exam, but we are worried that there are people who think they can undermine the credibility of the exam. The exam remains intact” External link

the-star Monday, November 30, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : “The department has launched investigations into the leaking of three exam papers. The latest one is life sciences and the team is working on that one. These are national papers and the national minister (Angie Motshekga) is responsible for the exam, but we are worried that there are people who think they can undermine the credibility of the exam. The exam remains intact” External link

the-star Monday, November 30, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Li Nan déclaré ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Nous comprenons parfaitement l'inquiétude de la ministre Motshekga et du ministère de l'Éducation élémentaire. Afin de soulager vos inquiétudes et votre anxiété, nous avons décidé de réserver un million de rands du budget de l'ambassade pour soutenir l'achat et l'installation de réservoirs d'eau pour les établissements primaires et secondaires de la province du Cap Nord" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Ditchfield told ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "They [the stakeholders] are assisting her [Motshekga] with input that we will then take forward to CEM [on Saturday] and convert CEM discussions into proposals for Cabinet at the weekend. That's the criteria," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Angie Motshekga ) : "Minister Motshekga must reverse her decision to reopen schools. It is a rushed and ill-advised decision, unnecessarily putting lives at risk," External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT