Panyaza Lesufi

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Panyaza Lesufi said : “If we fail to change the education landscape, we will never succeed in empowering our children with the necessary skills to improve our economy,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The school has 17 apprentices. These are former learners and youth who are in an apprenticeship programme. They do their theory at the school and are then placed in various automotive industries to do the practical component,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is important to invest in our children because they are our future. This is revolution and quality education we are advocating for, which learners will benefit from,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The Austrian Ministry of Education brought the best Professor in entrepreneurship to train the educators. Between 2016 and 2018, there were five sessions held. It was the educators themselves who immensely contributed towards the development of the manual. Prior to that, the school took the initiative to source out material on entrepreneurship,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : "How seriously‚ Mr Lesufi‚ can we take this ANC PEC on corruption when these two members have been re-elected?" External link

businessday Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Following the report, an urgent disciplinary hearing will be conducted and it’s on the basis of that hearing that [we] will know the outcome,” External link

citizen Friday, August 16, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “It is important to note that once a learner is placed on a waiting list at a special school, the District Based Support Team and School Based Support Team collectively support the learner,” External link

the-star Friday, August 16, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The Austrian Ministry of Education brought the best Professor in entrepreneurship to train the educators. Between 2016 and 2018, there were five sessions held. It was the educators themselves who immensely contributed towards the development of the manual. Prior to that, the school took the initiative to source out material on entrepreneurship,” External link

sanews Friday, August 16, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : "Many of our schools lack basic communication infrastructure, such as telephones. These shortcomings have posed as obstacles, impacting the Department’s ability to consistently receive incident and update reports from schools," "Today, we can confidently say that we are well on our way to overcoming this challenge, in partnership with Vodacom" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : "This long-term partnership between GDE (Gauteng Department of Education) and Vodacom continues to promote the digitisation of school management in the province. Over the last few years, this partnership has enabled schools to provide updates in real time," "The technology has also helped school principals to remain in close contact with the department for speedy resolution of problems" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill-discipline,” External link

mg Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill-discipline,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill discipline,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are going to make contact with the provincial commissioner’s office to assist us to take up the matter the local police station,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi acknowledged : “Just last week, another boy was found with an Okapi knife in his bag. Then people say we don’t discipline these kids, but how can you discipline someone who could stab you to death?” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All of those things did not happen,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi acknowledged : “Just last week, another boy was found with an Okapi knife in his bag. Then people say we don’t discipline these kids, but how can you discipline someone who could stab you to death?” External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All of those things did not happen,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "All of those things did not happen," External link

the-star Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are here to declare that because of our women, we are alive today. It was on this day [in 1956] that our women took the stand and said, enough is enough with apartheid laws, in everything that we do, a girl child must be No 1” External link

citizen Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Our district requested extra funding from us for additional classes, so that those learners were able to catch up, and ensure that their right to education was not disrupted,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Although there have been eight days interrupted in total by the service delivery protests, there has always been a 97 percent attendance at our schools despite the socio-economic factors at play, we as the department pride ourselves on the conduct and results of the learners,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The impact of service delivery protests affects schooling big time. Most teachers come from outside the township and during a protest, they can’t come into the township. We have recorded a total of eight school days disrupted. You can imagine the effect it had on the education system. Even though we have recovery programs in place to assist learners, it is still a setback,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Although there have been eight days interrupted in total by the service delivery protests, there has always been a 97 percent attendance at our schools despite the socio-economic factors at play, we as the department pride ourselves on the conduct and results of the learners,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The department has been reasonable and considerate to allow for the first time in the history of online admissions in Gauteng, that the application period remained open for applications during the June/July school holidays, essentially allowing parents an additional 15 weekdays to make applications,” “Our records reflect that parents took full advantage of this opportunity, as 8 069 applications were registered during that period” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “If the parent does not accept one offer of placement within seven days, the learner will automatically be placed at one of the schools that made the offer. Parents are therefore urged to accept offers as soon as they are received,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “As a province, we are pleased that the parent population and stakeholders in Gauteng have embraced the use of the online application. This groundbreaking online application has provided the department with credible and reliable information. We will therefore continue to enhance this system and link it to other existing government systems to further strengthen the credibility of the information attained,” External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Furthermore, parents are advised that the waiting list numbers allocated (WA1 to WA4) will not be the basis to allocate placement. Information in the system and documents provided will be considered to justify placement offers," External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of implicated learners, this is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kinds of acts occurring closer to our schools,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of the implicated learners. This is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kind of acts occurring closer to our schools. We have sent our psycho social unit to support the staff and learners at the school, including the victims and their families,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of the implicated learners. This is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kind of acts occurring closer to our schools. We have sent our psycho social unit to support the staff and learners at the school, including the victims and their families,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “People of Katlehong, this is what is left of Katlehong Primary School because the community is protesting against lack of electricity. This is completely unacceptable. Forget it if you think we will fix it! You will see to finish” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I think we need to remain firm and stand strong against this kind of behaviour. It’s starting to be a fashion and we need to stop it. If we don’t, it will continue like this. I see no reason why, if people are protesting against electricity, they need to burn a school – a primary education nogal… I must be honest, I am gutted. When I went to see the school, I just feel we can’t tolerate this, we must put an end to it and we must put a stop to it to say we are not going to do so. We’re not going to fix that school,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm not here to produce somebody who will be a Mabena in Gauteng. I'm here to produce the brightest sparks of our time. That is why our investment of more than R240 million for you to be here...we want it to be an investment that all of us can be proud of. Every top three learners in Gauteng, from each and every school, as this government [department] that I am proud to lead, we give those students a four year bursary to study at an institution of their choice," External link

iol Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Ask everyone that is here. We came here looking for gold in the mines. That gold is gone. The future gold is you. You're the ones that are going to create jobs and you're the ones that are going to defend this province as the economics hub of our country. You can't be an economic hub of the country when you can't even calculate," External link

iol Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There can be Afrikaans, Sepedi, and English in a school so that children can play together during break time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome this sanction and urge educators to refrain from all types of misconduct as they should lead by example to ensure that learners mirror their conduct in creating a safe schooling environment, conducive for effective teaching and learning,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We encourage learners never to listen to anybody who tells them not to tell, for fear of victimisation. Learners must report such incidents to their parents, police or any other trusted figure of authority,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “To treat you like a criminal is very simple, we will open the doors and the gates of our schools and say, ‘please leave us’,” External link

iol Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It’s very simple, we will open the doors and gates of our schools and say (leave us alone, go find your peers outside and we know that your peers end up in orange overalls),” External link

iol Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I want to go to school [safely]. I want to plead with you, if you have not established a disciplinary committee with competent people, please do so now. We must take this fight back to these bullies and culprits. We are pleading with you,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are pleading with you. If you want to be a student, we will treat you as a student but if you want to be a criminal, we will treat you as a criminal and to treat you like a criminal is very simple, we open the doors and gates of our schools and say [leave us alone, go find your peers outside and we know that your peers end up in orange overalls],” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m ashamed, my dear children, that as I’m speaking to you now, we’ve got about 13 children across the province that are appearing in court for various crimes that they’ve committed outside the school premises. It’s embarrassing,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We instructed departmental officials to go to all courts to establish the number of learners that are charged in court and the number of pupils that are about to appear in court,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi added : “Learners with court matters need to declare these to the department for it to take the necessary steps,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “No revenge means no revenge. It should be a battle of constructive ideas and not of weapons. People should sympathise with the perpetrator, and his family must extend friendship to the affected family,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We wish to congratulate the SA Police Service for their swift response which led to the arrest of the perpetrator, we also call upon parents to assist to instill discipline in our schools,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve got a programme where we are taking problematic learners to stay in a prison for a day just to interact with prisoners, so that they can have an idea of what is happening in jail and that has assisted us because we now have a number of them withdrawing from gang related matters,” External link

citizen Monday, June 3, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Some parents received WA4 reference numbers instead of WA1. It was because the feeder zone maps were slow to load, due to the network connectivity, and as such, parents opted for the within 30km radius. This is receiving attention. Parents must not panic as we are working on rectifying the glitch. No one will be disadvantaged, especially those staying closer to the schools” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi stated ( about Jan Smuts ) : “Others names like Jan Smuts will also fall,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi responded : “Let’s deal with it urgently” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It tells us where we need to build new schools where there's a huge demand, which in turn would enable us to expand the school,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There might be some delays, and I want to say to parents who are saying to parents please try, try and try until you get through,” External link

mg Monday, May 20, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Those people who thought that our children should be garden boys and tea girls are scared that our children will be actuarial scientists like their kids,” External link

the-star Monday, May 20, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “All parents will be given equal opportunity to apply for their children,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Anyone who accuses us of not consulting with them is not being honest,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This (30km radius) is revolutionary. No child in Soweto will be denied the right to attend a school in Fourways because of where they were born... Apartheid was man-made system, and it will take man to fix it," External link

the-star Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "All parents will be given equal opportunity to apply for their children," External link

nampa Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department is pleased to announce that the capacity of the Admissions Online Application System has been increased to accommodate 50 000 simultaneous users,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi explained : “For this reason, applicants are urged to use their own valid cell phone number or email address. All communication with the parent regarding username, password, waiting list reference number, will be conducted through the supplied cell phone number or email address,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In case none of the documents are available, the school will accept the learner provisionally. However, the parent must submit proof to the school within two weeks that they have applied for the documentation,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department is pleased to announce that the capacity of the Admissions Online Application System has been increased to accommodate 50 000 simultaneous users,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi explained : “For this reason, applicants are urged to use their own valid cell phone number or email address. All communication with the parent regarding username, password, waiting list reference number, will be conducted through the supplied cell phone number or email address,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In case none of the documents are available, the school will accept the learner provisionally. However, the parent must submit proof to the school within two weeks that they have applied for the documentation,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The post-apartheid state has made strides to build a unified, non-racial and non-sexist education system and to redistribute resources to ensure equitable access to quality education across the public-school system” External link

the-star Monday, April 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “parents should understand that living closer to the school does not entitle a person to automatic admission. Placement will depend on the time the application was made and availability of space in the school” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 29, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “when applying online, parents have a choice to submit a maximum of five applications, either using a home address, an applicant’s sibling who attends the school being applied to, work address of either one of the parents, if the applicant lives within a 30km radius and if the applicant lives beyond a 30km radius” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 29, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I don’t want to oppose anything; I really feel that the lawyers must meet and find a solution and find the middle ground. I didn’t sit under the tree and said the structure must fall,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I don’t want to oppose anything; I really feel that the lawyers must meet and find a solution and find the middle ground. I didn’t sit under the tree and said the structure must fall,” External link

the-star Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “An eye for an eye makes all of us blind, and you don't use violence to resolve problems because we're going to turn the entire situation into a violent situation,” External link

the-star Friday, April 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have committed that a budget to replace Oakdale Secondary School has been approved, and as such, this school will be replaced. "However, we hope the community will yield to our call and allow the children to go back to school,” External link

the-star Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have committed that a budget to replace Oakdale Secondary school has been approved and as such, this school will be replaced. It is disappointing that we must resort to drastic measures for our children to be afforded deserved education. However, we hope the community will yield to our call, and allow children to go back to school,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This unwarranted and unruly behaviour by our learners is shocking and is an extreme violation of a school’s code of conduct, which learners are expected to adhere to. These shocking school violent incidents can never be condoned and must be condemned with contempt,” “The creation of a safe and conducive learning environment has reached critical point and is not negotiable. Our learners must be given an opportunity to develop and ultimately reach their full potential without any hindrance” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “To be a generation that tells government to keep their RDP house because you will build your own house,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Today when we bring this car to you, we are bringing it to you so that we can demonstrate to you that the education of a black child has taken a corner for good quality education forever,” “We don’t want you to be amused by washing cars, we want you to start building cars…. Gone are the days where our children could not be part of the economy when the economy was unfolding in front of their eyes” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “Disgusting! I couldn’t even finish watching it! Team @Steve_Mabona @EducationGP let’s hunt this creche! I am [on] standby to pounce, just get details” External link

citizen Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “Disgusting! I couldn’t even finish watching it! Team @Steve_Mabona @EducationGP let’s hunt this creche! I am [on] standby to pounce, just get details” External link

citizen Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ill-discipline will never be allowed to persist in our schooling environment. We urge all our learners to refrain from acts of misconduct in schools; and implore parents to assist the department in instilling learner discipline in and outside the school environment,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ill-discipline will never be allowed to persist in our schooling environment. We urge all our learners to refrain from acts of misconduct in schools; and implore parents to assist the department in instilling learner discipline in and outside the school environment,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Approval of the said regulations implies that our schools will be easily transformed and as such learners will access quality education and be treated the same way and which will also necessitate same opportunities,” External link

sanews Monday, March 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The commencement of the amended regulations will be effective from the date of publication. The 2020 admissions process will be conducted under the provisions of the amended admission regulations,” External link

sanews Monday, March 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are changing the look and feel of all of our schools in the province. "This simply means non-racialism is now entrenched and parents will now have proper choice, without unnecessary restrictions,” External link

the-star Monday, March 11, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "You have to apply on time; those who apply first and comply with the feeder zone rules will be given the school," External link

iol Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are proud to present this mega school to the people of Stinkwater and plead with the community protect this school for many generations,” External link

africanbrains Friday, March 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is shocking and concerning to see incidents of learner sexual assaults taking place in our environment. This is indeed worrisome” External link

the-star Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is shocking and concerning to see incidents of learner sexual assaults taking place in our environment. This is indeed worrisome” External link

iol Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are proud to present this mega school to the people of Stinkwater and plead with the community protect this school for many generations,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “What shocked the teachers was that it was not the girl learner who reported the matter,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In the Jules case, people were taunting the girl learner. We need to have a ring of support around this girl child. She must be supported,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Support her. Don’t make it worse and don’t treat her like an outcast. She deserves all of our support. You must not pass judgment,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You touch a girl wrong, you leave the school. The opposite is the same as well. You touch a boy child wrong, you are gone,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We encourage learners never to listen to anybody who tells them not to tell, for fear of victimisation. Learners must report such incidents to their parents, police or any other trusted figure of authority," External link

iol Friday, March 1, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We hope that the family will find comfort in the knowledge that we too share their loss. No words are enough to express our sorrow at a loss of a child,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

news9 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

timescolonist Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

ABCnews Friday, February 1, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 1, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is a sad day and we didn't plan nor anticipate to have this kind of a disaster," "We thank everyone who swiftly responded and assisted to rescue our learners. Unfortunately, the learners were walking under [the concrete slab] when it fell over them immediately after assembly. During the mayhem, everyone assisted the trapped learners," External link

foxnews Friday, February 1, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state,” External link

newsandstar Friday, February 1, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There are learners that have been identified that didn’t have medical or financial assistance that needed to be attended to. We’ve issued an instruction and that instruction has already been implemented, and all the children are now receiving medical assistance, whether they can afford [it] or can’t afford [it],” External link

sanews Friday, February 1, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 1, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve shut down the school until further notice to investigate how this could have happened,” External link

mycentraloregon Friday, February 1, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “So far we have managed to identify one deceased learner. The remaining two we are still trying to identify and notify next of kin,” External link

iol Friday, February 1, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It breaks my heart to see those innocent souls, bodies still lying there," Lesufi said. Rescue workers at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijl Park after a walkway collapsed killing three pupils. Picture: Supplied. He urged law enforcement agencies to complete their work so that the bodies of the deceased could be released to the families. He said it was heartbreaking to see learners in tears and every learner would receive counselling. "On behalf of Gauteng government we send our condolences to the affected families and wish those injured a speedy recovery,” "I would like to thank all emergency services and community members who came to assist" External link

iol Friday, February 1, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We've shut down the school until further notice to investigate how this could have happened," External link

ABCnews Friday, February 1, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state. We extend our sincere condolences. I will be visiting all learners in hospital,” External link

mg Friday, February 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “School disruptions are never justified, and communities must find alternative mechanisms to address their issues and differences,” External link

the-star Friday, February 1, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are calling on our people to immediately terminate their contracts with Vodacom so that Vodacom can understand that they have angered society,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are going to formally register our displeasure and dissatisfaction on how Vodacom is handling this matter. We believe this matter deserves their attention and we ask for their support,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I just tweeted to support this gentleman who has been fighting alone for 10 years and I just felt it’s not fair especially when the highest court in the land has already made a ruling that this matter be resolved,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They are threatening me by saying that I will be personally liable for whatever loss Vodacom incurs. The mentality is that at the time we protest we are going to be violent. The mentality is that every time we raise our issues, we are going to loot and that is wrong. So I say bring it on. We won’t keep quiet about commercial injustices,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I just tweeted to support this gentleman who has been fighting alone for 10 years and I just felt it’s not fair especially when the highest court in the land has already made a ruling that this matter be resolved,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They are threatening me by saying that I will be personally liable for whatever loss Vodacom incurs. The mentality is that at the time we protest we are going to be violent. The mentality is that every time we raise our issues, we are going to loot and that is wrong. So I say bring it on. We won’t keep quiet about commercial injustices,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The matter is also under investigation by the South African Police Services. The department has dispatched the psycho-social unit to the school for the necessary support and counselling to all affected learner," External link

iol Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The female teacher in that incident was also intimidated hence she called a male teacher to intervene," External link

the-star Friday, January 25, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This generation comes from our schools and will change the face of this province. Today, we are literally handing over a cheque to each learner in this room that made us proud in 2018," "We are giving you a 4-year bursary at the institution of your choice. We are not just giving you a bursary but handing over the future to break the stubborn shackles of poverty. You will not queue for social grants. You are super fit, you are intelligent, you are super smart and you don’t want social grants, you want to build your own houses and create employment for ourselves and for others. We are proud that we at GPG, are giving you the keys to the future" External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “However, we challenge members of the community to assist and hunt the robbers by Friday, 18 January 2019, failing which we will have no choice but to withdraw all expensive equipment from the said school,” External link

citizen Friday, January 18, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi wrote : “We need to stand by Nkosana ‘Please Call Me’ Makate against this bully called @Vodacom, pay him by month end or face the wrath of the nation. How dare do you even disrespect court decisions #VodaPayHim” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We further appeal to the community not to disrupt schooling,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We further appeal to the community not to disrupt schooling,” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We removed their children and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “If you come to the department for the first time today (Wednesday) and expect your child to sit at a desk and to be taught by a teacher tomorrow (Thursday), it is practically impossible” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents must not panic if their child is not attending school tomorrow (Thursday), we are working hard to attend to those issues,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We can confirm that there were 16 000 parents that did not submit documents, but they indeed qualified for placement. We removed their children, and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This is an important milestone, as the school is among our newly designed and constructed mega school infrastructure aimed at improving the quality of education in township schools,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We appeal to parents to accept placement offers by the district, as these are the only available spaces,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents are urged to submit the required documents to finalise placements. Furthermore, parents are advised to submit the required documents (birth certificate, ID copies, proof of address etc) immediately after placement,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This is an important milestone, as the school is among our newly designed and constructed mega school infrastructure aimed at improving the quality of education in township schools,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We appeal to parents to accept placement offers by the district, as these are the only available spaces,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents are urged to submit the required documents to finalise placements. Furthermore, parents are advised to submit the required documents (birth certificate, ID copies, proof of address etc) immediately after placement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We can confirm that there were 16 000 parents that did not submit documents, but they indeed qualified for placement. We removed their children, and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All our township schools have made sure that this is a performance we can all be proud of. We have fulfilled our mandate of one classroom, one smart board; one teacher, one laptop; one learner, one tablet,” External link

africanbrains Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All our township schools have made sure that this is a performance we can all be proud of. We have fulfilled our mandate of one classroom, one smart board; one teacher, one laptop; one learner, one tablet,” External link

sanews Friday, January 4, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Are they adjusting these marks in the interest of the country, or in order to protect the prestige of private schools and the IEB?” External link

citizen Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:19:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi says : “Nobody must be denied access to quality education because they are born in the wrong area” External link

businessday Monday, December 17, 2018 11:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I can't just throw the child on the streets and say he 'can't come back'. He has a constitutional right to be in school," External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “We are under abnormal financial pressure,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The names of the schools that we have declared full will not appear when doing applications,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This [Mamelodi alleged rape] case adds to the pain that we are already going through, in terms of the school [where at least 87 learners were allegedly molested] in Soweto, [Johannesburg]. Sadly, journalists, it is unfortunate this morning, I got another report of another girl child that was raped over the weekend during a school tour in Benoni. We are going through these difficulties simply because, we believe that other people, when they are assigned these responsibilities, they are not taking their responsibilities,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The report that we received indicated that when educators did a headcount, or when they were looking for the learner, they were advised on where she could be. It looks like the guard had arranged a separate venue, closer to where the matric ball was being hosted. When teachers went there, the report I got is that they indeed caught the guard in the act,” “Why he later denied [it], is what our investigation team will work on. That is the part which shocked me. I don’t want to cast aspersions on the learner. Reality is that someone [the school guard] was not supposed to be there, he was there and we now know he committed an act that is completely unacceptable” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have received that information, that there is an element to portray it as consensual sex, and that it was a boyfriend and girlfriend relation — I’m not fit and proper to argue that. We have also received information that there are two other girls that are accused of being in relationships with the [same] guard as well. Our full investigation will verify that information,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "These allegations are indeed disturbing. We are actually disappointed" External link

enca Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The damage here is about R4.5-million and fortunately we have managed to relocate the pupils to other school. The school maybe operational next year," External link

enca Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:07:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “A spate of violent incidents gives an impression that our schools are under siege or have become war zones. These acts of violence in our schools are deplorable and should be condemned. They range from corporal punishment, bullying, killing of scholar patrollers to cases of assault between learners,” External link

enca Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is disappointing to learn about these disturbing allegations as educators have a responsibility to be role models, and our children cannot be afraid to go school in fear of sexual assault/s by an educator. Such incidents are regrettable and must not be allowed to prevail in our schools” External link

enca Friday, September 8, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am encouraged and satisfied with the decision taken by parents, and also wish to encourage other parents to do the same. As parents, we must always take charge of our children’s behaviour and empower educators to instill necessary discipline to learners. The day we allow ill-discipline to prevail in our schools, we will all be doomed. Ill-discipline must not be tolerated in our schooling environment” External link

enca Friday, September 1, 2017 6:31:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is unfortunate and disappointing that we are distracted by what we regard as petty issues, which should not be our priority. "Our focus is on enhancing the quality of education, which is performance-driven, we are preoccupied by pre-trial examinations and preparations for final examinations” External link

enca Monday, August 28, 2017 7:01:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Eleven of the 14 accused teachers are still undergoing disciplinary processes while serving in their posts. Three were found guilty” External link

iol Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Sexual assaults will never be tolerated at our schools, and perpetrators are warned that, they will always be dealt with harshly” External link

iol Friday, August 4, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I had meetings with teachers, the school management team, learners representative and the SGB (school governing body), who all said the proper process was followed,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I asked them to provide the minutes of that meeting, which is what I am waiting for,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I had meetings with teachers, the school management team, learners representative and the SGB (school governing body), who all said the proper process was followed,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I asked them to provide the minutes of that meeting, which is what I am waiting for,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some Coloured educators in about nine schools in Coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some coloured educators in about nine schools in coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some coloured educators in about nine schools in coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

iol Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve just received a report from St. John C that the teacher has left the employment of the school with immediate effect,” External link

enca Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Schools Association ) : “All Schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give Racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

enca Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve just received a report from St. John C that the teacher has left the employment of the school with immediate effect,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Schools Association ) : “All Schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give Racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We call them dignity packs because they [also] include roll-on, Vaseline, body lotion, Colgate and toothbrushes,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The problem is governing bodies signing contracts going beyond their terms, which is against the law. You can’t have a long contract that goes beyond your term of office. The South African Schools Act is very clear on this. We remain firm in fighting this kind of behaviour,” External link

iol Friday, January 20, 2017 10:48:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The learner is disputing the picture and so is the teacher. It’s clear that as a department we are compelled to act. The matter will be attended to and the picture will be examined to determine if it is in fact real or photoshopped,” External link

enca Friday, January 20, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We made a commitment to deal with the matter and the change of government made it difficult. I apologise to learners and the parents at the school,” “We share their frustration and pain and I don’t want to subject any school to. I’m worried about Ormonde and other schools where we need local government to help us” External link

enca Friday, January 20, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The learner is disputing the picture and so is the teacher. It's clear that as a department we are compelled to act. The matter will be attended to and the picture will be examined to determine if it is in fact real or photoshopped," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We made a commitment to deal with the matter and the change of government made it difficult. I apologise to learners and the parents at the school," "We share their frustration and pain and I don't want to subject any school to. I'm worried about Ormonde and other schools where we need local government to help us" External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We are relieved that we have reduced the number to 7 092 learners that we are still trying to place," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In the month of January‚ we received a total of 12 821 completely new applications‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We want to encourage other schools to assist us so we can attend to the waiting list‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There is no need to involve courts in matters of admissions‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Madikizela Mandela ) : “We are breaking the back bone of what has hampered education in the township. Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela Primary School joins the list of elite schools we have opened, we have committed ourselves to opening such schools every month till the end of 2017,” External link

enca Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "They have more Afrikaans classes than English. We were in discussion to expand English classes and then I was issued papers," External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi added : "Our approach is simple, those on waiting list A and B will be placed. Last year we placed the last learner on the 2 May. Our target is end of February" External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We can't go back. It duplicates things. The online registration is telling us which areas need new schools," "I'm convinced that the 40 000 will be attended to. The only limitation is that we won't take you to the school that you want. We are pushing schools hard and schools are fighting back" External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Madikizela Mandela ) : "We are breaking the back bone of what has hampered education in the township. Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela Primary School joins the list of elite schools we have opened, we have committed ourselves to opening such schools every month till the end of 2017," External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “We are only going to start to place them‚ maybe‚ at the end of February and the beginning of March. We need to clear the main backlog first. You can see that automatically disrupts education‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Gauteng learners make up 23 percent of the Bachelor passes country wide which is around 37 000 learners," External link

iol Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This exam was tough and we thank all the students for their dedication and commitment as well as the teachers who assisted," External link

iol Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department extends it’s apology to particularly the affected black learners for going through such a traumatic and humiliating experience of racial abuse and victimisation,” External link

iol Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “A number of incidents were noted wherein either learners or parents notified the school about alleged racial abuse incidents on black learners, but no actions were taken or updates were not provided to the complainants. Furthermore, the school did not take firm action against the implicated educators,” External link

iol Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This year I am leading a team with other MECs and the minister and we are in the process of changing that particular law,” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The people we want to reconcile with, some of them don’t want to reconcile with us,” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We avoided a bloodbath by saying we will stay where we are so we could have peace but it seems that some people think we are stupid because of this,” “We said that we would rather remain where we are so that everyone can be happy with peace in our country, but there are some people who feel that for us to compromise and sacrifice, it looks like we are stupid. We need to deal with those things” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “He was given six moths to go and get the original documents. He flatly refused and that’s when we instituted disciplinary processes. The district and school tried to provide the relevant support. He was suspended for two months without a salary for misconduct and there were various cases he was involved in,” “He was kicked out of the school for almost a year and was to report at district office. The district gave me that information, saying MEC, we tried’” External link

iol Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Had this matter been attended to, this wouldn't have happened,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They must not take anything from strangers or from anyone they don’t know outside the school premises,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "But you have never raised a finger‚" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "But you have never raised a finger," External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We also wanted to ensure people selling drugs to pupils did not have access to our schools,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ever since that decision was taken, the number of children coming to school has increased remarkably. The closing of the gates has assisted us in dealing with those kids,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In most cases, the quality of schools built by the Department of Infrastructure could easily be mistaken to be shopping malls because of their outlook,” External link

the-star Friday, September 2, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In most cases, the quality of schools built by the Department of Infrastructure could easily be mistaken to be shopping malls because of their outlook,” External link

iol Friday, September 2, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The code of conduct at Pretoria Girls High is insensitive to different people and discriminates badly against black pupils as it asks them to straighten their hair,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I’m officially appointing an independent investigation body to probe all the allegations levelled against certain teachers, events of August 26 and 27 and all issues that pupils felt border on racism and all related matters,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi replied : “Leave that with me and my team. It will be done. We won’t disappoint‚” External link

apanews-en Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I’m still the MEC in this province,” “It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am sorry about your experiences but I assure you it ends here. You are not meant to go through this pain,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You feeling unwelcome in your own school ends here. You have my support and I will protect you, whatever it takes. Just remain cool,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:51:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here,” External link

eurweb Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, August 29, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You feeling unwelcome in your own school ends here. You have my support and I will protect you, whatever it takes. Just remain cool,” External link

mg Monday, August 29, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I received a petition from girls from this school and it touched on various issues. In that meeting, you could see that these young girls are going through pain. They are going through difficulties and I don’t want to disappoint them,” External link

iol Monday, August 29, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I need to give the SGB an opportunity to express their view. I have gathered evidence that is sufficient for us to take a decision. It is important that I incorporate everyone that is a stakeholder before making a decision,” “Let’s wait for the process to unfold. I will take a decisive decision. We can’t find ourselves in this situation that we are in now, in this year that we’re in” External link

iol Monday, August 29, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I'm still the MEC in this province," "It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will," External link

allafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 7:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 29, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi responded : "I told you I have four non-negotiable rules (the meetings rules that everyone must adhere to) and when you talk about disrupting exams‚ you are creating an environment that I'm not going to be part of" External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 29, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I'm still the MEC in this province," "It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will," External link

allafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 29, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 29, 2016 4:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

afp-en Monday, August 29, 2016 2:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “No one came to us when the system was crashing and claimed this is their system. Now that it is working, someone claims it is theirs. It is unfortunate that the money to buy school desks or food for a learner I must now pay a lawyer,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:07:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents, who have not yet made applications for admission for the 2017 learner intake, are encouraged to apply online or to go to the relevant district, where assistance will be provided. Late applications will be placed by 16 November 2016. This will allow the department to provide schools with the necessary resources,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Anyone who has not gone through an online registration (for grades 1 and 8) will not be placed. It will be difficult for you to get in the system‚" External link

businessday Monday, August 22, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Schooling next year will start (on time). Anyone who wants to bring their child (to) Gauteng in January — askies‚ I’m sorry. We will not assist you. We want to start on day one‚" External link

businessday Monday, August 22, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Anyone who has not gone through an online registration [for Grades 1 and 8] will not be placed. It will be difficult for you to get in the system‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 22, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Schooling next year will start [on time]. Anyone who wants to bring their child in Gauteng in January – askies‚ I'm sorry. We will not assist you. We want to start on day one‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 22, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We encouraged parents to list three possible schools and not just one. Parents often prefer one but we place learners where there is space. We cannot allow a learner to stay at home," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The online registration created an anxiety amongst parents and created uncertainty because may people were struggling to log in at work and many were unsure if this system will succeed so they asked various people to apply on their behalf which led to 451‚759 duplicates‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi afirmou : "Eu não acredito que haja uma desculpa e precisamos agir de forma decisiva" External link

extra Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Blacks ) : "I am here at the school with the principal. All kids are white taught by white teachers. Blacks are just maids here! Disgusting‚" "We have to act decisively so I've assigned a social worker to immediately do what is right" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The constitution reconises all languages as equal. No language is under attack” External link

iol Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi asked : “When I advertise a post at a school here (Tembisa), would an Afrikaans teacher apply,” External link

iol Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We are not going to subsidise private education in a public school. We are going to build non-racial education for all of us. “We must stop seeing the future of country in terms of black and white. We have accepted reconciliation. “We are persuading you. Let’s talk and build a non racial South Africa" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We will explain to Afrikaners that your schools are not under threat. Your language is not under threat. We are calling for a non-racial education system across the board,” External link

the-star Friday, May 27, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi stated : “How dare you ask schoolchildren in class these questions? Forgive me, but on Monday we will act decisively against this school! May I thank the parents who brought this to our attention. Someone will fall, we can assure you!” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi wrote : “No parent will be asked a salary slip before their children are admitted in our schools,” External link

iol Monday, May 23, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚" External link

businessday Friday, May 20, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 20, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “We are now finalising an agreement with the Department of Health that will allow us to manage teenage pregnancy. They have a product, an implant, and you put it underneath your armpit. If you consent as a learner and if you consent as a parent, I am told it prevents a learner from falling pregnant for three years,” External link

the-star Monday, March 23, 2015 12:23:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I have never been to Maputo in my life. I have never spoken to anyone from the EFF. I have contacted my lawyers to say they must retract (the statement) or else I’m going ahead with legal action,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "There is this perception that non-fee-paying schools are poor, and will drain the fee-paying ones. Non-fee-paying schools receive funding from government. " External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:11:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “What pains me is not the state of the kids but the long distance children travel for education from Hammanskraal to Pretoria. It means that if you cannot sort out the quality of education in the townships, these sort of incidents will continue. And that is what pains me” External link

iol Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “There is no way children have to wake up at 4am (to travel) because the school next door cannot provide quality education,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Officials that must monitor whether the schools are functional must do that. In the absence of that, we won't know. We will only know when we have to come and tell the children to get well,” “These children must be in class, they are not supposed to be here. They are here purely because someone somewhere didn't perform their functions and we need to know who that person is and we deal with the situation” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Our failure to provide quality education where the children stay has led to this situation. It is a situation where other children had to sacrifice their lives in order to get that quality education,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "There is no way children have to wake up at 4am (to travel) because the school next door cannot provide quality education," External link

thenewage Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Our failure to provide quality education where the children stay has led to this situation. It is a situation where other children had to sacrifice their lives in order to get that quality education," External link

thenewage Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

africareview Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:21:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

jn Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

DiarioDigital Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

dnoticias Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi déclaré : «Nous devons réguler ce secteur» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I will not allow any child to be reminded about where we came from," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi déclaré : «Nous devons réguler ce secteur» External link

lavenir Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I will not allow any child to be reminded about where we came from," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I hate racism with a passion. I will not allow [any] pupil to be reminded about apartheid," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
department head3.85%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
premier of gauteng3.85%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
secretário3.85%PT06/23/201623/06/2016
spokesperson53.85%EN10/29/201329/10/2013
education spokesman11.54%EN09/23/201323/09/2013
spokesman23.08%EN08/19/201319/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Panyaza LesufiEN88.67%
Panyaza LesufiFR10.02%
Panyaza LesufiPT1.31%


 
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Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : "How seriously‚ Mr Lesufi‚ can we take this ANC PEC on corruption when these two members have been re-elected?" External link

businessday Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Mabona said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “We wish to emphasize that. Lesufi is taking this insinuation that he is a racist seriously,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Mabona said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “By (today) we should be starting with our exams and we will continue to monitor the situation. Any allegations of gangsterism and drugs, as the MEC (Panyaza Lesufi) indicated - need to be reported. People must not just do interviews with the media and not assist us with the information. It is important to impart knowledge, so that we know,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Solly Msimanga said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “Panyaza Lesufi is a spin doctor. What does he know about finance? The DA will ask Moroka Swallows whether they will provide a reference as to his capabilities,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Gauteng Premier said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “I want to take this opportunity to commend all the role players, starting with MEC Panyaza Lesufi,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Anthony Williams said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “We are sick and tired of talking. Nobody listens to us so the community had no option but to take matters into their hands,” “We’ve submitted a letter to Minister Angie Motshega and to MEC Panyaza Lesufi and they have not even acknowledged the letter. So in a public meeting last night the community said there is no respect from the side of government they want them to come down here to talk to the community and address the issue around Sadtu’s operation Vat Alles where they have decided to make sure that every principal and deputy principal belongs to African Black people and no coloured teachers will assume those positions and that is the racism that we cannot allow,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT

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Panyaza Lesufi said : “If we fail to change the education landscape, we will never succeed in empowering our children with the necessary skills to improve our economy,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The school has 17 apprentices. These are former learners and youth who are in an apprenticeship programme. They do their theory at the school and are then placed in various automotive industries to do the practical component,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is important to invest in our children because they are our future. This is revolution and quality education we are advocating for, which learners will benefit from,” External link

sanews Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The Austrian Ministry of Education brought the best Professor in entrepreneurship to train the educators. Between 2016 and 2018, there were five sessions held. It was the educators themselves who immensely contributed towards the development of the manual. Prior to that, the school took the initiative to source out material on entrepreneurship,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : "How seriously‚ Mr Lesufi‚ can we take this ANC PEC on corruption when these two members have been re-elected?" External link

businessday Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Following the report, an urgent disciplinary hearing will be conducted and it’s on the basis of that hearing that [we] will know the outcome,” External link

citizen Friday, August 16, 2019 10:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “It is important to note that once a learner is placed on a waiting list at a special school, the District Based Support Team and School Based Support Team collectively support the learner,” External link

the-star Friday, August 16, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The Austrian Ministry of Education brought the best Professor in entrepreneurship to train the educators. Between 2016 and 2018, there were five sessions held. It was the educators themselves who immensely contributed towards the development of the manual. Prior to that, the school took the initiative to source out material on entrepreneurship,” External link

sanews Friday, August 16, 2019 10:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : "Many of our schools lack basic communication infrastructure, such as telephones. These shortcomings have posed as obstacles, impacting the Department’s ability to consistently receive incident and update reports from schools," "Today, we can confidently say that we are well on our way to overcoming this challenge, in partnership with Vodacom" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : "This long-term partnership between GDE (Gauteng Department of Education) and Vodacom continues to promote the digitisation of school management in the province. Over the last few years, this partnership has enabled schools to provide updates in real time," "The technology has also helped school principals to remain in close contact with the department for speedy resolution of problems" External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill-discipline,” External link

mg Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill-discipline,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We would like to appeal to members of the community to take ownership of their schools and declare war against criminals who are targeting schools. Learners must always focus on their education and avoid ill discipline,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are going to make contact with the provincial commissioner’s office to assist us to take up the matter the local police station,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi acknowledged : “Just last week, another boy was found with an Okapi knife in his bag. Then people say we don’t discipline these kids, but how can you discipline someone who could stab you to death?” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All of those things did not happen,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi acknowledged : “Just last week, another boy was found with an Okapi knife in his bag. Then people say we don’t discipline these kids, but how can you discipline someone who could stab you to death?” External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All of those things did not happen,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "All of those things did not happen," External link

the-star Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 13, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Such conduct will not be allowed or tolerated in our schooling environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 13, 2019 11:16:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are here to declare that because of our women, we are alive today. It was on this day [in 1956] that our women took the stand and said, enough is enough with apartheid laws, in everything that we do, a girl child must be No 1” External link

citizen Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Our district requested extra funding from us for additional classes, so that those learners were able to catch up, and ensure that their right to education was not disrupted,” External link

the-star Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Although there have been eight days interrupted in total by the service delivery protests, there has always been a 97 percent attendance at our schools despite the socio-economic factors at play, we as the department pride ourselves on the conduct and results of the learners,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The impact of service delivery protests affects schooling big time. Most teachers come from outside the township and during a protest, they can’t come into the township. We have recorded a total of eight school days disrupted. You can imagine the effect it had on the education system. Even though we have recovery programs in place to assist learners, it is still a setback,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Although there have been eight days interrupted in total by the service delivery protests, there has always been a 97 percent attendance at our schools despite the socio-economic factors at play, we as the department pride ourselves on the conduct and results of the learners,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “The department has been reasonable and considerate to allow for the first time in the history of online admissions in Gauteng, that the application period remained open for applications during the June/July school holidays, essentially allowing parents an additional 15 weekdays to make applications,” “Our records reflect that parents took full advantage of this opportunity, as 8 069 applications were registered during that period” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “If the parent does not accept one offer of placement within seven days, the learner will automatically be placed at one of the schools that made the offer. Parents are therefore urged to accept offers as soon as they are received,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 22, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “As a province, we are pleased that the parent population and stakeholders in Gauteng have embraced the use of the online application. This groundbreaking online application has provided the department with credible and reliable information. We will therefore continue to enhance this system and link it to other existing government systems to further strengthen the credibility of the information attained,” External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Furthermore, parents are advised that the waiting list numbers allocated (WA1 to WA4) will not be the basis to allocate placement. Information in the system and documents provided will be considered to justify placement offers," External link

iol Sunday, July 21, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of implicated learners, this is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kinds of acts occurring closer to our schools,” External link

the-star Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of the implicated learners. This is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kind of acts occurring closer to our schools. We have sent our psycho social unit to support the staff and learners at the school, including the victims and their families,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome the arrest of the implicated learners. This is a sign of the cooperation agreement with the police to attend to these kind of acts occurring closer to our schools. We have sent our psycho social unit to support the staff and learners at the school, including the victims and their families,” External link

sanews Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “People of Katlehong, this is what is left of Katlehong Primary School because the community is protesting against lack of electricity. This is completely unacceptable. Forget it if you think we will fix it! You will see to finish” External link

citizen Monday, July 8, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I think we need to remain firm and stand strong against this kind of behaviour. It’s starting to be a fashion and we need to stop it. If we don’t, it will continue like this. I see no reason why, if people are protesting against electricity, they need to burn a school – a primary education nogal… I must be honest, I am gutted. When I went to see the school, I just feel we can’t tolerate this, we must put an end to it and we must put a stop to it to say we are not going to do so. We’re not going to fix that school,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, July 4, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm not here to produce somebody who will be a Mabena in Gauteng. I'm here to produce the brightest sparks of our time. That is why our investment of more than R240 million for you to be here...we want it to be an investment that all of us can be proud of. Every top three learners in Gauteng, from each and every school, as this government [department] that I am proud to lead, we give those students a four year bursary to study at an institution of their choice," External link

iol Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Ask everyone that is here. We came here looking for gold in the mines. That gold is gone. The future gold is you. You're the ones that are going to create jobs and you're the ones that are going to defend this province as the economics hub of our country. You can't be an economic hub of the country when you can't even calculate," External link

iol Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There can be Afrikaans, Sepedi, and English in a school so that children can play together during break time,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We welcome this sanction and urge educators to refrain from all types of misconduct as they should lead by example to ensure that learners mirror their conduct in creating a safe schooling environment, conducive for effective teaching and learning,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We encourage learners never to listen to anybody who tells them not to tell, for fear of victimisation. Learners must report such incidents to their parents, police or any other trusted figure of authority,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “To treat you like a criminal is very simple, we will open the doors and the gates of our schools and say, ‘please leave us’,” External link

iol Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It’s very simple, we will open the doors and gates of our schools and say (leave us alone, go find your peers outside and we know that your peers end up in orange overalls),” External link

iol Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I want to go to school [safely]. I want to plead with you, if you have not established a disciplinary committee with competent people, please do so now. We must take this fight back to these bullies and culprits. We are pleading with you,” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are pleading with you. If you want to be a student, we will treat you as a student but if you want to be a criminal, we will treat you as a criminal and to treat you like a criminal is very simple, we open the doors and gates of our schools and say [leave us alone, go find your peers outside and we know that your peers end up in orange overalls],” External link

citizen Friday, June 14, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m ashamed, my dear children, that as I’m speaking to you now, we’ve got about 13 children across the province that are appearing in court for various crimes that they’ve committed outside the school premises. It’s embarrassing,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We instructed departmental officials to go to all courts to establish the number of learners that are charged in court and the number of pupils that are about to appear in court,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi added : “Learners with court matters need to declare these to the department for it to take the necessary steps,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “No revenge means no revenge. It should be a battle of constructive ideas and not of weapons. People should sympathise with the perpetrator, and his family must extend friendship to the affected family,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We wish to congratulate the SA Police Service for their swift response which led to the arrest of the perpetrator, we also call upon parents to assist to instill discipline in our schools,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve got a programme where we are taking problematic learners to stay in a prison for a day just to interact with prisoners, so that they can have an idea of what is happening in jail and that has assisted us because we now have a number of them withdrawing from gang related matters,” External link

citizen Monday, June 3, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Some parents received WA4 reference numbers instead of WA1. It was because the feeder zone maps were slow to load, due to the network connectivity, and as such, parents opted for the within 30km radius. This is receiving attention. Parents must not panic as we are working on rectifying the glitch. No one will be disadvantaged, especially those staying closer to the schools” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi stated ( about Jan Smuts ) : “Others names like Jan Smuts will also fall,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi responded : “Let’s deal with it urgently” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It tells us where we need to build new schools where there's a huge demand, which in turn would enable us to expand the school,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There might be some delays, and I want to say to parents who are saying to parents please try, try and try until you get through,” External link

mg Monday, May 20, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Those people who thought that our children should be garden boys and tea girls are scared that our children will be actuarial scientists like their kids,” External link

the-star Monday, May 20, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “All parents will be given equal opportunity to apply for their children,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Anyone who accuses us of not consulting with them is not being honest,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This (30km radius) is revolutionary. No child in Soweto will be denied the right to attend a school in Fourways because of where they were born... Apartheid was man-made system, and it will take man to fix it," External link

the-star Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "All parents will be given equal opportunity to apply for their children," External link

nampa Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department is pleased to announce that the capacity of the Admissions Online Application System has been increased to accommodate 50 000 simultaneous users,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi explained : “For this reason, applicants are urged to use their own valid cell phone number or email address. All communication with the parent regarding username, password, waiting list reference number, will be conducted through the supplied cell phone number or email address,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In case none of the documents are available, the school will accept the learner provisionally. However, the parent must submit proof to the school within two weeks that they have applied for the documentation,” External link

africanbrains Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department is pleased to announce that the capacity of the Admissions Online Application System has been increased to accommodate 50 000 simultaneous users,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi explained : “For this reason, applicants are urged to use their own valid cell phone number or email address. All communication with the parent regarding username, password, waiting list reference number, will be conducted through the supplied cell phone number or email address,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In case none of the documents are available, the school will accept the learner provisionally. However, the parent must submit proof to the school within two weeks that they have applied for the documentation,” External link

sanews Monday, April 29, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The post-apartheid state has made strides to build a unified, non-racial and non-sexist education system and to redistribute resources to ensure equitable access to quality education across the public-school system” External link

the-star Monday, April 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “parents should understand that living closer to the school does not entitle a person to automatic admission. Placement will depend on the time the application was made and availability of space in the school” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 29, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “when applying online, parents have a choice to submit a maximum of five applications, either using a home address, an applicant’s sibling who attends the school being applied to, work address of either one of the parents, if the applicant lives within a 30km radius and if the applicant lives beyond a 30km radius” External link

dailymaverick Monday, April 29, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I don’t want to oppose anything; I really feel that the lawyers must meet and find a solution and find the middle ground. I didn’t sit under the tree and said the structure must fall,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I don’t want to oppose anything; I really feel that the lawyers must meet and find a solution and find the middle ground. I didn’t sit under the tree and said the structure must fall,” External link

the-star Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “An eye for an eye makes all of us blind, and you don't use violence to resolve problems because we're going to turn the entire situation into a violent situation,” External link

the-star Friday, April 19, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have committed that a budget to replace Oakdale Secondary School has been approved, and as such, this school will be replaced. "However, we hope the community will yield to our call and allow the children to go back to school,” External link

the-star Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have committed that a budget to replace Oakdale Secondary school has been approved and as such, this school will be replaced. It is disappointing that we must resort to drastic measures for our children to be afforded deserved education. However, we hope the community will yield to our call, and allow children to go back to school,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This unwarranted and unruly behaviour by our learners is shocking and is an extreme violation of a school’s code of conduct, which learners are expected to adhere to. These shocking school violent incidents can never be condoned and must be condemned with contempt,” “The creation of a safe and conducive learning environment has reached critical point and is not negotiable. Our learners must be given an opportunity to develop and ultimately reach their full potential without any hindrance” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “To be a generation that tells government to keep their RDP house because you will build your own house,” External link

citizen Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:22:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Today when we bring this car to you, we are bringing it to you so that we can demonstrate to you that the education of a black child has taken a corner for good quality education forever,” “We don’t want you to be amused by washing cars, we want you to start building cars…. Gone are the days where our children could not be part of the economy when the economy was unfolding in front of their eyes” External link

citizen Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “Disgusting! I couldn’t even finish watching it! Team @Steve_Mabona @EducationGP let’s hunt this creche! I am [on] standby to pounce, just get details” External link

citizen Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Team ) : “Disgusting! I couldn’t even finish watching it! Team @Steve_Mabona @EducationGP let’s hunt this creche! I am [on] standby to pounce, just get details” External link

citizen Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ill-discipline will never be allowed to persist in our schooling environment. We urge all our learners to refrain from acts of misconduct in schools; and implore parents to assist the department in instilling learner discipline in and outside the school environment,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ill-discipline will never be allowed to persist in our schooling environment. We urge all our learners to refrain from acts of misconduct in schools; and implore parents to assist the department in instilling learner discipline in and outside the school environment,” External link

iol Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Approval of the said regulations implies that our schools will be easily transformed and as such learners will access quality education and be treated the same way and which will also necessitate same opportunities,” External link

sanews Monday, March 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The commencement of the amended regulations will be effective from the date of publication. The 2020 admissions process will be conducted under the provisions of the amended admission regulations,” External link

sanews Monday, March 11, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are changing the look and feel of all of our schools in the province. "This simply means non-racialism is now entrenched and parents will now have proper choice, without unnecessary restrictions,” External link

the-star Monday, March 11, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "You have to apply on time; those who apply first and comply with the feeder zone rules will be given the school," External link

iol Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are proud to present this mega school to the people of Stinkwater and plead with the community protect this school for many generations,” External link

africanbrains Friday, March 8, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is shocking and concerning to see incidents of learner sexual assaults taking place in our environment. This is indeed worrisome” External link

the-star Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is shocking and concerning to see incidents of learner sexual assaults taking place in our environment. This is indeed worrisome” External link

iol Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are proud to present this mega school to the people of Stinkwater and plead with the community protect this school for many generations,” External link

sanews Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “What shocked the teachers was that it was not the girl learner who reported the matter,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In the Jules case, people were taunting the girl learner. We need to have a ring of support around this girl child. She must be supported,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Support her. Don’t make it worse and don’t treat her like an outcast. She deserves all of our support. You must not pass judgment,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You touch a girl wrong, you leave the school. The opposite is the same as well. You touch a boy child wrong, you are gone,” External link

the-star Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We encourage learners never to listen to anybody who tells them not to tell, for fear of victimisation. Learners must report such incidents to their parents, police or any other trusted figure of authority," External link

iol Friday, March 1, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We hope that the family will find comfort in the knowledge that we too share their loss. No words are enough to express our sorrow at a loss of a child,” External link

the-star Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

news9 Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

timescolonist Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

ABCnews Friday, February 1, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state," External link

illawarramercury Friday, February 1, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "It is a sad day and we didn't plan nor anticipate to have this kind of a disaster," "We thank everyone who swiftly responded and assisted to rescue our learners. Unfortunately, the learners were walking under [the concrete slab] when it fell over them immediately after assembly. During the mayhem, everyone assisted the trapped learners," External link

foxnews Friday, February 1, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state,” External link

newsandstar Friday, February 1, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There are learners that have been identified that didn’t have medical or financial assistance that needed to be attended to. We’ve issued an instruction and that instruction has already been implemented, and all the children are now receiving medical assistance, whether they can afford [it] or can’t afford [it],” External link

sanews Friday, February 1, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 1, 2019 5:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve shut down the school until further notice to investigate how this could have happened,” External link

mycentraloregon Friday, February 1, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “So far we have managed to identify one deceased learner. The remaining two we are still trying to identify and notify next of kin,” External link

iol Friday, February 1, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It breaks my heart to see those innocent souls, bodies still lying there," Lesufi said. Rescue workers at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijl Park after a walkway collapsed killing three pupils. Picture: Supplied. He urged law enforcement agencies to complete their work so that the bodies of the deceased could be released to the families. He said it was heartbreaking to see learners in tears and every learner would receive counselling. "On behalf of Gauteng government we send our condolences to the affected families and wish those injured a speedy recovery,” "I would like to thank all emergency services and community members who came to assist" External link

iol Friday, February 1, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We've shut down the school until further notice to investigate how this could have happened," External link

ABCnews Friday, February 1, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is painful to see those tiny bodies in that state. We extend our sincere condolences. I will be visiting all learners in hospital,” External link

mg Friday, February 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “School disruptions are never justified, and communities must find alternative mechanisms to address their issues and differences,” External link

the-star Friday, February 1, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are calling on our people to immediately terminate their contracts with Vodacom so that Vodacom can understand that they have angered society,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We are going to formally register our displeasure and dissatisfaction on how Vodacom is handling this matter. We believe this matter deserves their attention and we ask for their support,” External link

the-star Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I just tweeted to support this gentleman who has been fighting alone for 10 years and I just felt it’s not fair especially when the highest court in the land has already made a ruling that this matter be resolved,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They are threatening me by saying that I will be personally liable for whatever loss Vodacom incurs. The mentality is that at the time we protest we are going to be violent. The mentality is that every time we raise our issues, we are going to loot and that is wrong. So I say bring it on. We won’t keep quiet about commercial injustices,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I just tweeted to support this gentleman who has been fighting alone for 10 years and I just felt it’s not fair especially when the highest court in the land has already made a ruling that this matter be resolved,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They are threatening me by saying that I will be personally liable for whatever loss Vodacom incurs. The mentality is that at the time we protest we are going to be violent. The mentality is that every time we raise our issues, we are going to loot and that is wrong. So I say bring it on. We won’t keep quiet about commercial injustices,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The matter is also under investigation by the South African Police Services. The department has dispatched the psycho-social unit to the school for the necessary support and counselling to all affected learner," External link

iol Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The female teacher in that incident was also intimidated hence she called a male teacher to intervene," External link

the-star Friday, January 25, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This generation comes from our schools and will change the face of this province. Today, we are literally handing over a cheque to each learner in this room that made us proud in 2018," "We are giving you a 4-year bursary at the institution of your choice. We are not just giving you a bursary but handing over the future to break the stubborn shackles of poverty. You will not queue for social grants. You are super fit, you are intelligent, you are super smart and you don’t want social grants, you want to build your own houses and create employment for ourselves and for others. We are proud that we at GPG, are giving you the keys to the future" External link

iol Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “However, we challenge members of the community to assist and hunt the robbers by Friday, 18 January 2019, failing which we will have no choice but to withdraw all expensive equipment from the said school,” External link

citizen Friday, January 18, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

iol Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi wrote : “We need to stand by Nkosana ‘Please Call Me’ Makate against this bully called @Vodacom, pay him by month end or face the wrath of the nation. How dare do you even disrespect court decisions #VodaPayHim” External link

citizen Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We further appeal to the community not to disrupt schooling,” External link

iol Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We further appeal to the community not to disrupt schooling,” External link

the-star Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

sanews Wednesday, January 9, 2019 5:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am pleading with you to protect these schools. If you see someone vandalising these schools, report them to the police,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We don’t want any learner to sit at home. I want to thank my team, which is working hard to ensure that we process late applications and will ensure that by the end of January, all school-going learners are placed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We removed their children and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “If you come to the department for the first time today (Wednesday) and expect your child to sit at a desk and to be taught by a teacher tomorrow (Thursday), it is practically impossible” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents must not panic if their child is not attending school tomorrow (Thursday), we are working hard to attend to those issues,” External link

the-star Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We can confirm that there were 16 000 parents that did not submit documents, but they indeed qualified for placement. We removed their children, and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 9, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This is an important milestone, as the school is among our newly designed and constructed mega school infrastructure aimed at improving the quality of education in township schools,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We appeal to parents to accept placement offers by the district, as these are the only available spaces,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents are urged to submit the required documents to finalise placements. Furthermore, parents are advised to submit the required documents (birth certificate, ID copies, proof of address etc) immediately after placement,” External link

sanews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This is an important milestone, as the school is among our newly designed and constructed mega school infrastructure aimed at improving the quality of education in township schools,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We appeal to parents to accept placement offers by the district, as these are the only available spaces,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents are urged to submit the required documents to finalise placements. Furthermore, parents are advised to submit the required documents (birth certificate, ID copies, proof of address etc) immediately after placement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We can confirm that there were 16 000 parents that did not submit documents, but they indeed qualified for placement. We removed their children, and placed them on the reserve list,” External link

mg Tuesday, January 8, 2019 2:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All our township schools have made sure that this is a performance we can all be proud of. We have fulfilled our mandate of one classroom, one smart board; one teacher, one laptop; one learner, one tablet,” External link

africanbrains Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All our township schools have made sure that this is a performance we can all be proud of. We have fulfilled our mandate of one classroom, one smart board; one teacher, one laptop; one learner, one tablet,” External link

sanews Friday, January 4, 2019 8:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Are they adjusting these marks in the interest of the country, or in order to protect the prestige of private schools and the IEB?” External link

citizen Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:19:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi says : “Nobody must be denied access to quality education because they are born in the wrong area” External link

businessday Monday, December 17, 2018 11:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I can't just throw the child on the streets and say he 'can't come back'. He has a constitutional right to be in school," External link

the-star Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “We are under abnormal financial pressure,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The names of the schools that we have declared full will not appear when doing applications,” External link

enca Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This [Mamelodi alleged rape] case adds to the pain that we are already going through, in terms of the school [where at least 87 learners were allegedly molested] in Soweto, [Johannesburg]. Sadly, journalists, it is unfortunate this morning, I got another report of another girl child that was raped over the weekend during a school tour in Benoni. We are going through these difficulties simply because, we believe that other people, when they are assigned these responsibilities, they are not taking their responsibilities,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The report that we received indicated that when educators did a headcount, or when they were looking for the learner, they were advised on where she could be. It looks like the guard had arranged a separate venue, closer to where the matric ball was being hosted. When teachers went there, the report I got is that they indeed caught the guard in the act,” “Why he later denied [it], is what our investigation team will work on. That is the part which shocked me. I don’t want to cast aspersions on the learner. Reality is that someone [the school guard] was not supposed to be there, he was there and we now know he committed an act that is completely unacceptable” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have received that information, that there is an element to portray it as consensual sex, and that it was a boyfriend and girlfriend relation — I’m not fit and proper to argue that. We have also received information that there are two other girls that are accused of being in relationships with the [same] guard as well. Our full investigation will verify that information,” External link

enca Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:18:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "These allegations are indeed disturbing. We are actually disappointed" External link

enca Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The damage here is about R4.5-million and fortunately we have managed to relocate the pupils to other school. The school maybe operational next year," External link

enca Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:07:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “A spate of violent incidents gives an impression that our schools are under siege or have become war zones. These acts of violence in our schools are deplorable and should be condemned. They range from corporal punishment, bullying, killing of scholar patrollers to cases of assault between learners,” External link

enca Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:53:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is disappointing to learn about these disturbing allegations as educators have a responsibility to be role models, and our children cannot be afraid to go school in fear of sexual assault/s by an educator. Such incidents are regrettable and must not be allowed to prevail in our schools” External link

enca Friday, September 8, 2017 4:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am encouraged and satisfied with the decision taken by parents, and also wish to encourage other parents to do the same. As parents, we must always take charge of our children’s behaviour and empower educators to instill necessary discipline to learners. The day we allow ill-discipline to prevail in our schools, we will all be doomed. Ill-discipline must not be tolerated in our schooling environment” External link

enca Friday, September 1, 2017 6:31:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “It is unfortunate and disappointing that we are distracted by what we regard as petty issues, which should not be our priority. "Our focus is on enhancing the quality of education, which is performance-driven, we are preoccupied by pre-trial examinations and preparations for final examinations” External link

enca Monday, August 28, 2017 7:01:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Eleven of the 14 accused teachers are still undergoing disciplinary processes while serving in their posts. Three were found guilty” External link

iol Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Sexual assaults will never be tolerated at our schools, and perpetrators are warned that, they will always be dealt with harshly” External link

iol Friday, August 4, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I had meetings with teachers, the school management team, learners representative and the SGB (school governing body), who all said the proper process was followed,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I asked them to provide the minutes of that meeting, which is what I am waiting for,” External link

the-star Wednesday, August 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I had meetings with teachers, the school management team, learners representative and the SGB (school governing body), who all said the proper process was followed,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I asked them to provide the minutes of that meeting, which is what I am waiting for,” External link

iol Wednesday, August 2, 2017 8:25:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some Coloured educators in about nine schools in Coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some coloured educators in about nine schools in coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

the-star Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We have reliably been informed that some coloured educators in about nine schools in coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” “The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse. The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning” External link

iol Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve just received a report from St. John C that the teacher has left the employment of the school with immediate effect,” External link

enca Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Schools Association ) : “All Schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give Racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

enca Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We’ve just received a report from St. John C that the teacher has left the employment of the school with immediate effect,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Schools Association ) : “All Schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give Racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 11:13:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “All schools, whether they are public or private, cannot have codes of conduct that contravene the Constitution of South Africa. We will deal with racism decisively and not give racists space to breath because non-racialism is non-negotiable,” External link

iol Friday, July 28, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We call them dignity packs because they [also] include roll-on, Vaseline, body lotion, Colgate and toothbrushes,” External link

mg Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The problem is governing bodies signing contracts going beyond their terms, which is against the law. You can’t have a long contract that goes beyond your term of office. The South African Schools Act is very clear on this. We remain firm in fighting this kind of behaviour,” External link

iol Friday, January 20, 2017 10:48:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The learner is disputing the picture and so is the teacher. It’s clear that as a department we are compelled to act. The matter will be attended to and the picture will be examined to determine if it is in fact real or photoshopped,” External link

enca Friday, January 20, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We made a commitment to deal with the matter and the change of government made it difficult. I apologise to learners and the parents at the school,” “We share their frustration and pain and I don’t want to subject any school to. I’m worried about Ormonde and other schools where we need local government to help us” External link

enca Friday, January 20, 2017 3:12:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The learner is disputing the picture and so is the teacher. It's clear that as a department we are compelled to act. The matter will be attended to and the picture will be examined to determine if it is in fact real or photoshopped," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We made a commitment to deal with the matter and the change of government made it difficult. I apologise to learners and the parents at the school," "We share their frustration and pain and I don't want to subject any school to. I'm worried about Ormonde and other schools where we need local government to help us" External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We are relieved that we have reduced the number to 7 092 learners that we are still trying to place," External link

iol Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In the month of January‚ we received a total of 12 821 completely new applications‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We want to encourage other schools to assist us so we can attend to the waiting list‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:33:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “There is no need to involve courts in matters of admissions‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Madikizela Mandela ) : “We are breaking the back bone of what has hampered education in the township. Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela Primary School joins the list of elite schools we have opened, we have committed ourselves to opening such schools every month till the end of 2017,” External link

enca Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "They have more Afrikaans classes than English. We were in discussion to expand English classes and then I was issued papers," External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi added : "Our approach is simple, those on waiting list A and B will be placed. Last year we placed the last learner on the 2 May. Our target is end of February" External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We can't go back. It duplicates things. The online registration is telling us which areas need new schools," "I'm convinced that the 40 000 will be attended to. The only limitation is that we won't take you to the school that you want. We are pushing schools hard and schools are fighting back" External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Madikizela Mandela ) : "We are breaking the back bone of what has hampered education in the township. Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela Primary School joins the list of elite schools we have opened, we have committed ourselves to opening such schools every month till the end of 2017," External link

iol Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “We are only going to start to place them‚ maybe‚ at the end of February and the beginning of March. We need to clear the main backlog first. You can see that automatically disrupts education‚” External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:55:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Gauteng learners make up 23 percent of the Bachelor passes country wide which is around 37 000 learners," External link

iol Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "This exam was tough and we thank all the students for their dedication and commitment as well as the teachers who assisted," External link

iol Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The department extends it’s apology to particularly the affected black learners for going through such a traumatic and humiliating experience of racial abuse and victimisation,” External link

iol Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “A number of incidents were noted wherein either learners or parents notified the school about alleged racial abuse incidents on black learners, but no actions were taken or updates were not provided to the complainants. Furthermore, the school did not take firm action against the implicated educators,” External link

iol Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “This year I am leading a team with other MECs and the minister and we are in the process of changing that particular law,” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The people we want to reconcile with, some of them don’t want to reconcile with us,” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We avoided a bloodbath by saying we will stay where we are so we could have peace but it seems that some people think we are stupid because of this,” “We said that we would rather remain where we are so that everyone can be happy with peace in our country, but there are some people who feel that for us to compromise and sacrifice, it looks like we are stupid. We need to deal with those things” External link

iol Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “He was given six moths to go and get the original documents. He flatly refused and that’s when we instituted disciplinary processes. The district and school tried to provide the relevant support. He was suspended for two months without a salary for misconduct and there were various cases he was involved in,” “He was kicked out of the school for almost a year and was to report at district office. The district gave me that information, saying MEC, we tried’” External link

iol Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:56:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Had this matter been attended to, this wouldn't have happened,” External link

iol Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “They must not take anything from strangers or from anyone they don’t know outside the school premises,” External link

the-star Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "But you have never raised a finger‚" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, October 6, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "But you have never raised a finger," External link

businessday Thursday, October 6, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We also wanted to ensure people selling drugs to pupils did not have access to our schools,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Ever since that decision was taken, the number of children coming to school has increased remarkably. The closing of the gates has assisted us in dealing with those kids,” External link

the-star Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:49:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In most cases, the quality of schools built by the Department of Infrastructure could easily be mistaken to be shopping malls because of their outlook,” External link

the-star Friday, September 2, 2016 12:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “In most cases, the quality of schools built by the Department of Infrastructure could easily be mistaken to be shopping malls because of their outlook,” External link

iol Friday, September 2, 2016 12:04:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The code of conduct at Pretoria Girls High is insensitive to different people and discriminates badly against black pupils as it asks them to straighten their hair,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I’m officially appointing an independent investigation body to probe all the allegations levelled against certain teachers, events of August 26 and 27 and all issues that pupils felt border on racism and all related matters,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi replied : “Leave that with me and my team. It will be done. We won’t disappoint‚” External link

apanews-en Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I’m still the MEC in this province,” “It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will,” External link

herald Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:45:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:42:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I am sorry about your experiences but I assure you it ends here. You are not meant to go through this pain,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:48:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You feeling unwelcome in your own school ends here. You have my support and I will protect you, whatever it takes. Just remain cool,” External link

mg Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:51:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I’m truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here,” External link

eurweb Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:15:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, August 29, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “You feeling unwelcome in your own school ends here. You have my support and I will protect you, whatever it takes. Just remain cool,” External link

mg Monday, August 29, 2016 8:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I received a petition from girls from this school and it touched on various issues. In that meeting, you could see that these young girls are going through pain. They are going through difficulties and I don’t want to disappoint them,” External link

iol Monday, August 29, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I need to give the SGB an opportunity to express their view. I have gathered evidence that is sufficient for us to take a decision. It is important that I incorporate everyone that is a stakeholder before making a decision,” “Let’s wait for the process to unfold. I will take a decisive decision. We can’t find ourselves in this situation that we are in now, in this year that we’re in” External link

iol Monday, August 29, 2016 7:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I'm still the MEC in this province," "It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will," External link

allafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 7:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, August 29, 2016 6:45:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi responded : "I told you I have four non-negotiable rules (the meetings rules that everyone must adhere to) and when you talk about disrupting exams‚ you are creating an environment that I'm not going to be part of" External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 29, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I'm truly sorry and I can assure you that it ends here. You have my support and I will protect you. Your pain will never again continue for as long as I'm still the MEC in this province," "It ends here. If there is someone who needs to pack their bags and leave this school, then they will," External link

allafrica Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, August 29, 2016 5:08:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

dailymaverick Monday, August 29, 2016 4:26:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control,” External link

tribune Monday, August 29, 2016 4:21:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "I really want to arrest the situation before it gets out of control," External link

afp-en Monday, August 29, 2016 2:42:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “No one came to us when the system was crashing and claimed this is their system. Now that it is working, someone claims it is theirs. It is unfortunate that the money to buy school desks or food for a learner I must now pay a lawyer,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:07:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Parents, who have not yet made applications for admission for the 2017 learner intake, are encouraged to apply online or to go to the relevant district, where assistance will be provided. Late applications will be placed by 16 November 2016. This will allow the department to provide schools with the necessary resources,” External link

sanews Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:40:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Anyone who has not gone through an online registration (for grades 1 and 8) will not be placed. It will be difficult for you to get in the system‚" External link

businessday Monday, August 22, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Schooling next year will start (on time). Anyone who wants to bring their child (to) Gauteng in January — askies‚ I’m sorry. We will not assist you. We want to start on day one‚" External link

businessday Monday, August 22, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Anyone who has not gone through an online registration [for Grades 1 and 8] will not be placed. It will be difficult for you to get in the system‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 22, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Schooling next year will start [on time]. Anyone who wants to bring their child in Gauteng in January – askies‚ I'm sorry. We will not assist you. We want to start on day one‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, August 22, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We encouraged parents to list three possible schools and not just one. Parents often prefer one but we place learners where there is space. We cannot allow a learner to stay at home," External link

thetimes-za Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The online registration created an anxiety amongst parents and created uncertainty because may people were struggling to log in at work and many were unsure if this system will succeed so they asked various people to apply on their behalf which led to 451‚759 duplicates‚" External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi afirmou : "Eu não acredito que haja uma desculpa e precisamos agir de forma decisiva" External link

extra Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Blacks ) : "I am here at the school with the principal. All kids are white taught by white teachers. Blacks are just maids here! Disgusting‚" "We have to act decisively so I've assigned a social worker to immediately do what is right" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “The constitution reconises all languages as equal. No language is under attack” External link

iol Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi asked : “When I advertise a post at a school here (Tembisa), would an Afrikaans teacher apply,” External link

iol Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:54:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We are not going to subsidise private education in a public school. We are going to build non-racial education for all of us. “We must stop seeing the future of country in terms of black and white. We have accepted reconciliation. “We are persuading you. Let’s talk and build a non racial South Africa" External link

thetimes-za Thursday, June 2, 2016 4:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We will explain to Afrikaners that your schools are not under threat. Your language is not under threat. We are calling for a non-racial education system across the board,” External link

the-star Friday, May 27, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi stated : “How dare you ask schoolchildren in class these questions? Forgive me, but on Monday we will act decisively against this school! May I thank the parents who brought this to our attention. Someone will fall, we can assure you!” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 24, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi wrote : “No parent will be asked a salary slip before their children are admitted in our schools,” External link

iol Monday, May 23, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚” External link

thetimes-za Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚" External link

businessday Friday, May 20, 2016 4:44:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “We WON! Thanks ConCourt‚ today we finally broke the backbone of apartheid planning‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, May 20, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Gauteng Department ) : “We are now finalising an agreement with the Department of Health that will allow us to manage teenage pregnancy. They have a product, an implant, and you put it underneath your armpit. If you consent as a learner and if you consent as a parent, I am told it prevents a learner from falling pregnant for three years,” External link

the-star Monday, March 23, 2015 12:23:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “I have never been to Maputo in my life. I have never spoken to anyone from the EFF. I have contacted my lawyers to say they must retract (the statement) or else I’m going ahead with legal action,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:15:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "There is this perception that non-fee-paying schools are poor, and will drain the fee-paying ones. Non-fee-paying schools receive funding from government. " External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:11:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “What pains me is not the state of the kids but the long distance children travel for education from Hammanskraal to Pretoria. It means that if you cannot sort out the quality of education in the townships, these sort of incidents will continue. And that is what pains me” External link

iol Thursday, February 5, 2015 12:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : “There is no way children have to wake up at 4am (to travel) because the school next door cannot provide quality education,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Officials that must monitor whether the schools are functional must do that. In the absence of that, we won't know. We will only know when we have to come and tell the children to get well,” “These children must be in class, they are not supposed to be here. They are here purely because someone somewhere didn't perform their functions and we need to know who that person is and we deal with the situation” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : “Our failure to provide quality education where the children stay has led to this situation. It is a situation where other children had to sacrifice their lives in order to get that quality education,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7:41:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi told : "There is no way children have to wake up at 4am (to travel) because the school next door cannot provide quality education," External link

thenewage Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "Our failure to provide quality education where the children stay has led to this situation. It is a situation where other children had to sacrifice their lives in order to get that quality education," External link

thenewage Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:53:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

africareview Wednesday, February 4, 2015 10:21:00 AM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

jn Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:28:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

DiarioDigital Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:14:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi declarou : "O setor tem que ser regulado" External link

dnoticias Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:32:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi déclaré : «Nous devons réguler ce secteur» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Tuesday, February 3, 2015 6:11:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I will not allow any child to be reminded about where we came from," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:46:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi déclaré : «Nous devons réguler ce secteur» External link

lavenir Tuesday, February 3, 2015 4:03:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "The sector needs to be regulated," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I will not allow any child to be reminded about where we came from," External link

afp-en Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:22:00 PM EAT

Panyaza Lesufi said : "I hate racism with a passion. I will not allow [any] pupil to be reminded about apartheid," External link

thetimes-za Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:41:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
department head3.85%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
premier of gauteng3.85%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
secretário3.85%PT06/23/201623/06/2016
spokesperson53.85%EN10/29/201329/10/2013
education spokesman11.54%EN09/23/201323/09/2013
spokesman23.08%EN08/19/201319/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Panyaza LesufiEN88.67%
Panyaza LesufiFR10.02%
Panyaza LesufiPT1.31%


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Panyaza Lesufi said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : "How seriously‚ Mr Lesufi‚ can we take this ANC PEC on corruption when these two members have been re-elected?" External link

businessday Sunday, August 18, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Steve Mabona said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “We wish to emphasize that. Lesufi is taking this insinuation that he is a racist seriously,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Mabona said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “By (today) we should be starting with our exams and we will continue to monitor the situation. Any allegations of gangsterism and drugs, as the MEC (Panyaza Lesufi) indicated - need to be reported. People must not just do interviews with the media and not assist us with the information. It is important to impart knowledge, so that we know,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Solly Msimanga said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “Panyaza Lesufi is a spin doctor. What does he know about finance? The DA will ask Moroka Swallows whether they will provide a reference as to his capabilities,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Gauteng Premier said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “I want to take this opportunity to commend all the role players, starting with MEC Panyaza Lesufi,” External link

citizen Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Anthony Williams said ( about Panyaza Lesufi ) : “We are sick and tired of talking. Nobody listens to us so the community had no option but to take matters into their hands,” “We’ve submitted a letter to Minister Angie Motshega and to MEC Panyaza Lesufi and they have not even acknowledged the letter. So in a public meeting last night the community said there is no respect from the side of government they want them to come down here to talk to the community and address the issue around Sadtu’s operation Vat Alles where they have decided to make sure that every principal and deputy principal belongs to African Black people and no coloured teachers will assume those positions and that is the racism that we cannot allow,” External link

the-star Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:58:00 AM EAT