EVENTS

    The N2 Pongolo Mass Funeral

    The Deputy Minister for Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule addressed families and the community with a message of support on behalf of the education sector.

    The Keynote address was delivered by Minister Fikile Mbalula.

    Amongst the dignitaries present were the KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, the DDG Corporate Management Branch, Adv Masuku and HoD for Transport, Mr Siboniso Mbhele who were the programme directors.

    Venue: Waterbus Sports Ground, Pongolo.

    Date: 24 September 2022

    Indigenous Music and Dance Championship Competition

    The KZN Department of Education’s UMgungundlovu District hosted an Indigenous Music and Dance Championship Competition.

    An Award Ceremony was held to award certificates and trophies to the participants and winners of the Indigenous Music and dance Championships Competition.

    Venue: Newton Pre-Vocational School in PMB

    Date: 21 September 2022

    2-Day Induction Seminar

    The KZN Department of Education hosted a 2-Day Induction Workshop for Newly Appointed Middle Managers, Chief Education Specialists and Deputy Directors, that were appointed in 2019.

    The Induction Seminar was opened by an address by the DDG Corporate Management Branch, Advocate Bheki Masuku.

    The purpose of the Seminar is
    to mitigate possible risks associated with lack of understanding of the processes and procedures applicable in the system and Government as a whole.

    The Seminar is also aimed at broadening the understanding of the priorities of the sector during the current term of administration and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of legislation policies and regulations applicable in the Department and Government in general.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel - Musgrave

    Date: 21 - 22 September 2022

    Uphongolo Tragic Road Accident

    The Acting Premier, Members of the Executive Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, Senior Department officials, SAPS and RTI officials attended a briefing session held at Godlwayo Community Service Centre, thereafter, visited the crash site that allegedly claimed the lives of 20 victims in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, 16 September 2022 and then addressed the grieving families.

    The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Ms Nomagugu Simelane, Acting MEC For Education, Mrs Bongi Boloi-Sithole, KZN Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Sipho Hlomuka and the KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo accompanied by the DDG Corporate Management Branch, Advocate Bheki Masuku were part of the high powered delegation that visited Pongola.

    Venue: Godlwayo Community Service Centre.

    Date: 19 September 2022

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    Ministerial Visit to Buhlebuzile Primary School

    The KZN Provincial Government represented by the KwaZulu-Natal Acting MEC for Education, Mrs Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi together with the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo visited Buhlebuzile Primary School to offer words of comfort and encouragement to the school, who lost a Grade 4 teacher in the tragic accident.

    Venue: Buhlebuzile Primary School in Pongola.

    Date : 19 September 2022

    Provincial LSEN School Sport

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education hosted the Provincial LSEN School Sport Selections that took place in Durban at the Hoy Park Grounds.

    Venue: Hoy Park Ground

    Date 17 September 2022

    A Crowned Princess

    Ms Sphile Kubone, a Grade 10 Learner scooped at a recent voting competition the following titles namely;

    1st Princess,
    Miss Philanthropic, and
    Facebook Public Choice Award.

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education congratulates Ms Sphile Kubone a Learner at Hillcrest High School on her Title Awards. She has done her school and the KZN Department of Education proud.

    Date : September 2022

    Newlands Schools Soccer League

    The Newlands East Secondary School (NESS) Girls Soccer Team were crowned the 2022 Champions.

    The tournament/ league is called Newlands Schools Soccer League with 6 schools, that participated, namely, Hillgrove Secondary School, New West Secondary School, Riverdene Secondary School, Lakeheaven Secondary School, Hillview Secondary School and Newlands East Secondary School.

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education congratulates the Newlands East Secondary School, (NESS) Girls Soccer Team for being crowned 2022 champions.

    Venue: Newlands

    Date : September 2022

    NAPTOSA KZN Managers' Conference

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was the Keynote Speaker at the NAPTOSA KZN Managers' Conference held at the Coastlands Hotel in Musgrave.

    The theme of the conference is to “Empower Leadership and Management in uncertain times of discipline within schools”.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel in Musgrave

    Date : 16 September 2022

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    KZNDOE'S MMM Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer Chaired the MEC's Management Meeting (MMM) held in the MEC's Boardroom in PMB.

    The meeting comprises of the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and the DDGS, Advocate Bheki Masuku, Dr Barney Mthembu, Mr Lal Rambaran and Mrs WN Hadebe, (Acting).

    Venue: MEC's Boardroom, 4th Floor, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 15 September 2022

    KwaZulu-Natal Flood Relief Handover Ceremony

    The Deputy Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule hands-over donations to Ntinyane Primary School in eMbumbulu.

    The school was affected by the recent floods in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Ntinyane Primary School in eMbumbulu.

    District: Umlazi District, South of Durban.

    Date : 15 September 2022

    KZNDOE'S Branch Institutional Development Support Meeting with Districts

    The Institutional Development Support (IDS) Branch's Deputy Director-General (Acting), Mrs WN Hadebe held a meeting with officials from Head Office and the 12 Districts discussing and planning Infrastructure issues.

    The topics for discussion were: progress in school's maintenance, flood relieve projects and schools functionality programme on identified infrastructure challenges, planning and maintenance for the financial years 2023 and 2024.

    Venue: Dokkies, Glenwood, Durban.

    Date : 14 September 2022

    Consultative Meeting with the School Governing Body Association

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer held her first Consultative Meeting with the School Governing Body Associations, regarding Post Provisioning Norm for schools in 2023.

    Venue: Dokkies, Glenwood, Durban

    Date: 13 September 2022

    uMgungundlovu District Visit by the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr. Nkosinathi Ngcobo

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo met and addressed the Umgungundlovu District MANCO on the District State of Readiness, held at the Hilton College in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue: Hilton College in PMB

    Date: 13 September 2022

    KZNDOE'S Post Provisioning Norm Consultative Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer Chaired a Post Provisioning Norm (PPN) Consultative Meeting with Education Unions and other role-players, which took place at Dokkies, Glenwood, Durban.

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, Glenwood, Durban.

    Date: 13 September 2022

    A Coding and Robotics Boot Camp

    The KZNDOE’S Anton Lembede MST Academy hosted a Boot Camp, that was facilitated by Grade 9 Learners and attended by a total of 100 learners from different schools and districts in the Province.

    Schools that participated were:
    Nkosibomvu Secondary School, Mount View Secondary School, Tongaat Primary School, Mboniseni Primary school and Waterloo Primary School.

    Venue: Anton Lembede MST Academy in La Mercy, North of Durban.

    Date: 9 September 2022

    KZNDOE Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) Meeting

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's Human Resource Directorate held a PYEI Assistants Meeting to discuss the Payment of UIF to the youth employed in the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI).

    Venue: Dokkies, Durban

    Date : 12 September 2022

    Kwa-Zulu Natal Flood Relief Handover Ceremony

    The Deputy Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule together with the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer and the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nathi Ngcobo handed-over donations to schools affected by floods in Amaoti and EThekwini in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Amandlethu Secondary School, Amaoti and Inanda.

    District: Pinetown.

    Date 12 September 2022

    Umlazi District EMS Grade 7 Entrepreneurial Day

    The Umlazi District under the the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education promoting an entrepreneurial culture, hosted Enterprenual Day with various schools participating. The successful event is held annually in the 3rd School Term.

    Venue: South Coast Madressa Primary School, Umhlathuzana Primary School, Effingham Heights Primary School, Umkomaas Primary School and Parlock Primary School.

    Date: 10 September 2022

    Sports in INK Schools - Nestle MILO Hockey Development Program

    Schools in the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) areas participated in the Nestle MILO Challenge Hockey Development Program hosted by Bonisanani Primary School, that was held at the Newlands West Sport Centre.

    The following primary schools participated in the Challenge: Bonisanani (Ntuzuma), Parlock (Newlands), Ekujabuleni (Clermont), Thandukwazi (Kwamashu), Glenwood Academy (Glenwood), Phikiswayo (Lindelani), and Mandlakazulu (Lindelani).

    Venue: Newlands West Sport Centre

    Date:10 September 2022

    Launch of the MOA between the KZN Department of Education and the KZN Department of Sports, Arts and Culture

    The KZN Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo together with the KZN MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture, Hon. Ms Amanda Bani-Mapena
    briefed the principals and media on the importance of in-school Sport, Arts and Culture, ahead of the MOA launch event.

    As part of the launch Learners of Phumanyova High School performed a sketch about the negative effects if GBV in schools and the community.

    Session two marked the launch of the MOA Launch event that took place at Mona Sportsfield in kwaNongoma.

    Venue: Mona Sportsfield in kwaNongoma.

    Date: 09 September 2022

    NATU 104 Years Celebration and National Elective Conference

    The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the National Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, Keynote Speaker addressed Day 1 and 3 of NATU'S 104th Celebration and the National Elective Conference that took place at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

    In her address, the National Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, said, “The theme of the conference is about teacher well-being, deracialization of the workplace and schools safety; these are indeed matters of national importance.

    We know that teachers’ health and well-being frequently compete with contentious remuneration issues.

    I have repeatedly appealed to education mandarins and union leaders to focus their deliberations about basic education on the core issues, not the periphery.
    I have harangued the Basic Education branch responsible for extra-curricular activities to consider themselves part of the main course, not just dessert.

    As educationalists we know that even sport is part of the core and can aid in improving learner outcomes.

    You know the story, healthy minds: healthy bodies.

    As we know from literature, teacher well-being is a positive emotional state that combines the personal needs and expectations of both learners and their teachers.

    Teacher well-being and job satisfaction strongly influence teacher behaviour and are positively related to school and classroom climate and pupil achievement.

    Thus, I declare again that teacher well-being is our core business.

    It is core to the sold plans to improve the overall standard and performance of the basic education sector and reach the developmental milestones as set in the National Development Plans (NDP) by 2030.

    The issue of teacher well-being cannot be divorced from a relentless pursuit of improved learner outcomes.” Attached see speech for more...

    Venue: Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

    Date: 09 September 2022

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    Celebration of International Literacy Day

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was the Keynote Speaker at the International Literacy Day held at Dokkies in Durban.

    The event was well attended with High and Primary schools presenting various activities.

    The theme for 2022 is, "Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces - exploring opportunities and possibilities".

    The HOD, Mr GN Ngcobo's motivational message was well appreciated by teachers, principals and learners.

    Venue: Dokkies Main Hall

    Date: 08 September 2022

    KZN Gender Conference and Gala Festival

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer, as the guest speaker, addressed the KZN Gender Conference and Gala Festival hosted by the South African Democratic Teachers Union, (SADTU) held in Durban.

    Venue: The Station Urban Events Space.

    Date : 08 September 2022

    Provincial Spelling Bee Competition

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's Curriculum GET Directorate hosted the Provincial Spelling Bee Competition.

    Today's Spelling Bee Competition consisted of 3 Learners per the 12 Districts who will compete for the top position, whereby the winner of the Provincial Spelling Bee will participate at the National Spelling Bee Competition.

    The winner of the 2022 Curriculum GET Provincial Spelling Bee Competition was Learner, Sinethemba Mlotshwa, from Ithaka Primary School under the Umzinyathi District.

    Venues: Glenmore Primary School.

    Date: 08 September 2022

    NATU's 104 years celebration & 3-Day National Elective Conference

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the National Teachers Union's (NATU’s) 104 years celebration & 3-Day National Elective Conference being held from 7-9 September 2022 at the Olive Conversation Centre in Durban.

    The theme of the conference is, 'working together in pursuit of better health and wellness for our educators'.

    The MEC in her address at the NATU elective conference, spoke about her plan to advertise some level one educator posts and the plan will soon be unveiled.

    Venue: Olive Conversation Centre in Durban.

    Date : 07 September 2022

    The Last Extended JPOCC Meeting was held in planning the signing of the MOA between DoE and DSAC

    The meeting took place at the Nongoma Inn under the Nongoma Municipality.

    The signing of the MOA between the KZN Department of Education and the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture's for the launch of School Sports will take place at the Mona Sports Grounds, Osuthu kwaNongoma.

    Venue: Nongoma Inn, Nongoma Municipality.

    Date: 06 September 2022

    KZN Legislature Oversight School Functionality Visit - Kingsburgh Primary School

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer led the KZN Legislature Oversight School Functionality Visit to Kingsburgh Primary School under the Umlazi District in the South Coast, a semi-rural community.

    In her meeting with the School Management Team, she pointed out how the budget cuts by Treasury has somewhat had a negative impact on teaching and learning in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Kingsburgh Primary School

    Date : 06 September 2022

    KZN Legislature Oversight School Functionality Visit - Illovo Primary School

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer led the KZN Legislature Oversight School Functionality Visit to Illovo Primary School in the South Coast, a semi rural community.

    In her meeting with the SMT, she pointed out how the budget cuts by Treasury has somewhat had a negative impact on teaching and learning in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Illovo Primary School

    Date : 06 September 2022

    Women in Education Leadership Seminar

    The KZNDOE hosted a Women's Leadership Seminar with the theme; "Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Better Women's Resilience" held at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

    The Guest Speakers were:

    Hon: S. Chikunga
    Hon: N. Nkabane and
    Hon: N. Gina

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer officially opened and addressed the Women's Leadership Seminar.

    Venue: Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

    Date : 01 September 2022

    National Schools Moot Court 2022

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is hosting the National Schools Moot Court 2022 - Provincial Competition being held at the Durban Magistrates Court. Winners of the provincial competition compete at national level and ultimately internationally.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer attended the proceeding of the National Schools Moot Court 2022 - Provincial Competition and handed over certificates and trophy.

    Venue: Durban Magistrates Court, Durban

    Date: 03 September 2022

    Sigiya ngeNgoma Show

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer, and the MEC for EDTEA, Mr Siboniso Duma, at Radio Ukhozi FM Studio for today's Sigiya ngeNgoma Show.

    Venue : Radio Ukhozi FM Studio

    Date : 03 September 2022

    Science and Innovation Day

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KZN Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo attended the Science and Innovation Day held at Anton Lembede MST Academy in La Mercy.

    The theme; "Developing 21st Century Leaders through Nurturing and Advancing Science Technology and Innovation".

    Also in attendance were Institutions of Higher Learning, namely, DUT, Mancosa and other educational stakeholders.

    Venue : Anton Lembede MST Academy, La Mercy, North of Durban.

    Date : 02 September 2022

    Poetry Competition

    The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature hosted a Poetry Competition in the Legislature Buildings in PMB.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer addressed the event and handed out Certificate of Participation in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Poetry Competition, 2022 Children's Parliament.

    Venue: KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, PMB.

    Date: 02 September 2022

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    MTHS launched it’s School Book Club

    The KZN Department of Education’s Meadowlands Technical High School (MTHS) launched its School Book Club, which is under the UMgungundlovu District.

    The focus is reading, interaction and information sharing, today’s reader is tomorrow’s leader.

    Venue: Meadowlands Technical High School UMgungundlovu District, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 01 September 2022

    Memorandum of Association

    A meeting of the Extended JPOCC for the signing and launch of the KZNDOE and DSAC MOA took place at the Coastlands Hotel in Musgrave today.

    Venue : Coastlands Musgrave

    Date: 1 September 2022

    Presidential Youth Employment Initiative

    The KZNDOE held an Orientation Session for Umlazi District Officials on Phase IV of The Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI): Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) held at Dokkies today.

    Venue : Main Hall. Dokkies

    DATE : 01 September 2022

    *Signing of an MOU*

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, the DDG, Corporate Management Branch, Advocate Bheki Masuku and Ms Ntokozo Maphumulo, Director, Legal Services met with management members from Michealhouse to sign an Memorandum of Understanding.

    Venue: MEC'S Boardroom, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, PMB.

    Date: 30 August 2022

    Royal Honour for His Majesty King Misuzulu Kazwelithini

    The KZN Department of Education honours and celebrates the crowning of the new King, His Majesty, King Misuzulu KaZwelithini at Nqabakazulu High School in KwaMashu today.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was accompanied by the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, VVIP dignatories, Mrs. Z. Cele, MPL, a Message of support from the Royal Family of AmaZulu Nation, Prince T. Zulu and the School Principal, Mr. C.S. Nxumalo in celebrating this historic Royal Celebration at school level.

    The MEC for Education in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Mbali Frazer, MPL delivered the Keynote Address, followed by a cultural dance.

    Venue: Nqabakazulu High School in KwaMashu

    Date: 30 August 2022

    KZN Education Portfolio Committee Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer attended her first KZN Education Portfolio Committee Meeting at the KZN Legislature in PMB, Chaired by the Honorable Mr Sifiso Sonjica.

    They are flanked by the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and DDG Corporate Management Branch, Advocate Bheki Masuku.

    Venue : KZN Legislature PMB

    Date : 30 August 2022

    Comrades Marathon 2022 – Educator, Mr. Nkosikhona Mhlakwana scoops 6th position

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer congratulates Mr Nkosikhona Mhlakwana, an educator, who finished the ultimate human race the Comrades Marathon 2022 in 6th position.

    Mr Mhlakwana an employee of the KZN Department of Education is teaching at Sbongumbovu Combined School, in the UMngeni Circuit- Howick in the UMgungundlovu District.

    The Department hopes his learners would emulate his success in their academic, sport and social endeavours.

    Date : 28 August 2022

    Creating future Scientists

    The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal is Creating future Scientists by offering Physical Science Joint Revision Programme at Zuzulwazi Secondary, Mconjwana High, Laduma High, Gobindlovu Comprehensive and Mthoqotho High Schools under the Umgungundlovu District.

    Venue : Umgungundlovu District

    Date: 28 August 2022

    Revision Programme - Geography Paper 1

    The Bhekisisa High School hosted a revision program for Grade 12 Learners in preparation for the forthcoming September Trail Examinations, with the focus on Geography Paper 1.

    Venue: Bhekisisa High School in Ntuzuma, North of Durban.

    Date: 27 August 2022

    HEHS 65th Birthday Anniversary Celebration

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer on arrival was first briefed in the staffroom at Hoerskool Empangeni High School on the occasion of its 65th Birthday Anniversary Celebration.

    As part of the 65th Anniversary Celebration, the MEC for Education in KZN, Ms Mbali Frazer unveiled the multi-purpose courts, science laboratory, mini clinic and a media centre.

    After the unveiling, MEC Frazer addressed parents and learners who turned up in numbers to celebrate its 65th Anniversary Celebration.

    The hive of festivities culminated into a fun walk, that was enjoyed by the young and old.

    Venue: Hoerskool Empangeni High School, District : King Cetshwayo District

    Date: 27 August 2022

    2-Day Education Lekgotla

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer attended a 2-Day Education Lekgotla held in Boksburg, Gauteng.

    Venue: Boksburg, Gauteng

    Date : 24-25 August 2022

    Early Childhood Development – Drum Session

    The Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) in partnership with the Department of Basic Education held a Drum Session with the KZN Department of Education’s GET Directorate.

    The Drum Session is part of Learning through Playing Programme for Early Childhood Development (ECD)

    Venue : Riverside Hotel - Durban

    Date : 24 August 2022

    Studentpreneurs’ Businesses

    The Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted an Entrepreneurship Week to showcase Studentpreneurs’ Businesses.

    Mr Bongani Simelane from the UMgungundlovu District delivered a Message on behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer.

    The event took place at the Riverside Campus in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 24 August 2022

    Coding and Robotics Orientation Workshop

    The KZN Department of Education's Umlazi District is hosting a Coding and Robotics Orientation Workshop, which started on 12 August 2022 and will end on 09 September 2022.

    Venue: The workshops are being held at Sastri College, Kuswag, Dawnridge and Northwood High School.

    Date: 12 August 2022 to 09 September 2022

    Royal Kingdom

    Entering the Sacred Kraal Ceremony (ukungena esibayeni)

    Today was a hive of activity at the Royal Palace in KwaNongoma, as King MisuZulu kaZwelithini observed entering of the kraal ritual today.

    As part of the royal festivity, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Fraser and the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nathi Ngcobo joined the celebrations.

    Venue: KwaKhangelamankengane, Nongoma.

    District: Zululand

    Date: 20 August 2022

    Briefing the Finance Portfolio Committee

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer led the KZNDOE’S Finance Branch Team to brief the Finance Portfolio Committee in the KZN Legislature this morning in Pietermaritzburg.

    MEC Frazer is accompanied by the KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, CFO, Mr Lal Rambarran and Dr Ngogi Mahaye, Office of the MEC.

    Venue: KZN Legislature, PMB

    Date : 19 August 2022

    Government Disaster Relief Project

    The KZNDOE in partnership with School Administration, Management System (SA-SAMS) and the Department of Basic Education, Handed-over Laptops and Administration Records to principals of schools, that were affected by the recent KwaZulu-Natal Floods in April this year 2022.

    Venue : Durban Environment Education Centre for Maths, Science and Technology.

    Date : 19 August 2022

    Two-Day SADTU - KwaZulu-Natal Province: School Academic Support Indaba

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer addressed Day 1 of the Indaba.

    Venue: The Station Urban Events Space

    Date : 18 August 2022

    Newly appointed KZN MEC for Education, Ms. Mbali Frazer's first visit to a School

    With increasing claims of racial discrimination at Hillcrest High School and concerns from parents and members of the public, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer addressed all stakeholders at Hillcrest High School amidst allegations of racism.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was accompanied by the KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, Adv B Masuku, DDG Corporate Management Branch, Ms T Gumede, Chief Director, the Pinetown District District Director, Mr Sbu Kheswa and the Head of Communication, Mr Muzi Mhlambi.

    Venue : Hillcrest High School, Pinetown District

    Date : 18 August 2022

    Inter-departmental Games Tournament

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education Public Servants Sports and Cultural Events, (KZNDOEPSSCE) Provincial Squad participated in an Interdepartmental Games Tournament held at the Umhlathuze Sports Complex.

    A total of 16 Government Departments participated and Team Education performed exceptionally well.

    The KZN results are as follows:

    Umlabalaba obtained position 3

    Male Soccer Veterans obtained position 3

    Volleyball obtained position 1

    Netball Veterans obtained position 1

    Ladies Soccer matched Banyana Banyana’s stunning performance and also came out winning taking position 1.

    The teams competed in the following codes of sports, namely; Indigenous Games, Soccer Veterans, Ladies Soccer, Netball Veterans, Volleyball and Male Soccer Under 35.

    Venue: Umhlathuze Sports Complex.

    Date : August 2022

    Day 5 – KZN MEC, Ms. Mbali Frazer held a Ministerial Staff Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer held a meeting with the newly appointed Ministerial Staff in her Boardroom today.

    Venue: MEC's Boardroom, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 16 August 2022

    Day 1 in Office

    Newly appointed KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer met with the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and Members of Top Management.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer held a meeting with Top Management on her first day at work.

    MEC Frazer is flanked by the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, Adv B. Masuku: DDG: Corporate Management Branch, Mr L Rambaran, CFO: Finance Branch,
    Mrs Weziwe Hadebe, Acting DDG: Institutional Development and Support.

    Venue: MEC's Boardroom, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 12 August 2022

    MEC for Education

    Welcome and Congratulations to the Newly Appointed KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer

    KZNDOE'S HOD, Nkosinathi Ngcobo welcomes and congratulates newly appointed MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer.

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    Official Handover of Inkosi Zwelakhe Ngwane Secondary School

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo Officially Opened and handed-over Inkosi Zwelakhe Ngwane Secondary School in the Umkhanyakude District.

    Venue: Inkosi Zwelakhe Ngwane Secondary School, Umkhanyakude District

    Date: 11 August 2022

    School Safety Summit

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education hosted a School Safety Summit, which took place at the Anton Lembede MST Academy in La Mercy, North of Durban.

    The Summit was divided into four commissions to interrogate the topics of School Safety in KZN School, due to the recent rise in school violence globally.

    The four Commission topics were:

    1. Linkage with the SAPS;

    2. Stakeholder involvement;

    3. Post- Covid-19 impacts; and

    4. Collaboration with SAPS to conduct regular, random search and seizures.

    Venue : Anton Lembede MST Academy, La Mercy

    Date : 10 August 2022

    Teachers Wellbeing Seminar

    The KZNDOE'S Zululand District hosted a Teachers Wellbeing Seminar and the theme was: "Teachers wellbeing to ensure quality teaching and learning in the KZN Department of Education."

    Venue: Old Legislature Assembly Building, Chamber Room, 1st Floor, 11 King Dinizulu Highway, Ulundi

    Date: 5 August 2022

    Mr. Nkosinathi Ngcobo congratulates Mr. Philani Sibiya

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu and the KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo congratulates Mr Philani Sibiya for recently graduating with a degree in Library and Information Science with UNISA.

    As a fully qualified teacher-Librarian at Danganya Primary School under the Umlazi District, he is managing the School Media Centre with a breeze.

    He also was able to secure a sponsorship of R6 000 to buy library books and other resources from the Big 5. Other resource materials, namely, Charts and Posters were sponsored by the Umkomaas Public Library.

    Venue: Umlazi District

    Date: 02 August 2022

    KZNDOE’S E-Library and E-Learning Schools

    The KZN Department of Education's Umlazi District in its 25 ELibrary and ELearning Schools are hosting world read aloud and other programs, etc., to help Learners improve their reading and comprehension skills.

    Venue: Umlazi District

    Date: 02 August 2022

    National Science Week from 01 to 05 August 2022

    The KZNDOE'S Ngilosi Primary School Learners are participating in the National Science Week being held between 01 to 05 August 2022.

    The school under the Umlazi District are engaging in Coding and Robotics activities by the learners.

    Venue: Ngilosi Primary School, Umlazi District

    Date: 02 August 2022

    MEC’S Concept Meeting with Stakeholders

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu held a concept meeting with stakeholders to plan an ideal school in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue : Head Office, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 02 August 2022

    MEC Mshengu address water crisis and SGB

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu held a meeting at Sukuma Comprehensive High School to address the water crises and the School's Governing Body this morning.

    Venue: Sukuma Comprehensive High School

    Date: 02 August 2022

    Zululand District Merit Awards Ceremony

    The KZN Department of Education’s Zululand District held its Merit Awards Ceremony recently. The District Merit Awards Ceremony provides an opportunity and incentivize learners to go the extra mile in academic excellence viaing for the top positions in the following categories, namely:

    Top learners : Most improved Circuit; Top performing Circuit; Most improved CMC and Top performing CMC.

    Most improved Schools: Top performing in large enrolment Schools;
    Schools with Highest NSC Bachelor passes; Most improved subjects; Large subjects with quality results; NTA 2021 winners; Eskom Expo and Primary schools.

    Venue : Zululand District

    Date : 30 July 2022

    NAPTOSA KZN Conference 2022

    The KZN Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the NAPTOSA KZN Conference 2022 today.

    Venue : Greyville

    Date : 29 July 2022

    Mandela Day Outreach

    The KZN Department of Education's Resource Planning Directorate held a Mandela Day Outreach Initiative at Sethabe Primary School, a farm school in the UMgungundlovu District, UMkhambathini Circuit.

    Venue : Sethabe Primary School, a farm school in the UMgungundlovu District, UMkhambathini Circuit

    Date : 29 July 2022

    "I Am A School Fan" Campaign

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed Learners and Stakeholders at a SADTU's "I Am A School Fan" Campaign held at Mzuvele Secondary School in KwaMashu.

    The Campaign is intended to mobilise Learners, Parents, Teachers, Government Departments, Faith Based Organisations, including all stakeholders and especially community members to ensure safety and protection of schools.

    Venue: Mzuvele Secondary School, KwaMashu, Durban

    Date : 27 July 2022

    State of the UGU District

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education’s DDGS together with Head Office Officials met with the UGU District MANCO to be briefed on the State of the District and to monitor the District's performance in the first term of 2022.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director.

    Venue : UGU District Offices, Port Shepstone

    Date : 27 July 2022

    KZNDOE’S uMzinyathi District Leadership Session

    The KZN Department of Education’s UMzinyathi District held its Leadership Session at the Battlefield Country Lodge.

    The theme of the Leadership Session was, ‘Understanding and Leading Change in our Districts and Schools.'

    Venue: Battlefield Country Lodge

    Date: 26 July 2022

    Re-introduction of School Sports

    The KZN Department of Education and the KZN Department of Sports, Arts and Culture jointly held an Extended Joint Provincial Organising Committee (JPOCC) Planning Meeting for the launch of the KZNDOE'S and DSAC’S MOA and Co-Curriculum Sponsorship, which took place at the Coastlands Musgrave.

    Venue : Coastlands Musgrave, Durban

    Date: 26 July 2022

    Shot in the Arm

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo welcomed a generous relief donation from AECI Group, this donation came at the right time when KZN and the country is faced with a water crisis.

    Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo at the handover event emphasized, that education is a societal matter and appreciated the Corporate Social Investment generous gesture demonstrated by AECI.

    The AECI Group handed over flood relief donations to 3 schools in the Umlazi District.

    Kusakusa Primary School hosted the donation handover function for Magama Primary, Zuzumqhele Secondary and Kusakusa Primary Schools.

    The AECI Group team provided learners with durable school shoes made out of recyclable material. Convertible Wheel
    School bags which was originated from a science project few years ago, to carry books and also be utilised as class desks and chairs.

    Included in the donation were stationery kits and a borehole that will provide access to clean drinkable water, water filtration plant and flow taps for all 3 schools.

    The fortunate schools are situated in a semi urban area and in Township.

    Date: 21 July 2022

    Class of 2022

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo officially launched the 100 Days Countdown to the 2022 NSC Examination at the Sivananda Technical High School in KwaMashu.

    Today, marks exactly 100 days, when the Class of 2022 will sit to write their final school examination after a period of 12 years.

    The purpose of the 100 Days Launch is to create an awareness in the education system, informing the parents, educators, Grade 12 Learners to bucket up, the public, education sector and stakeholders in education.

    The HOD wished all learners the best of luck for their success in the 2022 academic year.

    "God bless the Grade 12 Learners", said the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo.

    Venue : Sivananda Technical High School.

    Date : 22 July 2022

    Learner Pregnancy Prevention and Management Policy Provincial Dissemination Workshop

    The Department of Basic Education held a Learner Pregnancy Prevention and Management Policy Workshop to devise plans on how to effectively implement the policy with Officials from the KZN Department of Education.

    Venue: Anton Lembede MST Academy in La Mercy, North of Durban.

    Date : 21 July 2022

    Retired Educator Clocks 100 years

    The Head of Communication, Mr Muzi Mhlambi interviews Ms Vincentia Maduna, a retired educator, who turned 100 years, a milestone in the human form of life and is physical healthy.

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education wishes her well with good health and longevity.

    Date : 21 July 2022

    Department Officials visited Grosvenor Girls High School

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education’s Senior Officials together with District Officials visited Grosvenor Girls High School to implement the recommendations made by an Independent Panel into allegations of financial irregularities
    and racism.

    Venue : Grosvenor Girls High School

    Date: 19 July 2022

    State of the uMkhanyakude District

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo together with Head Office Officials met with the UMkhanyakude District MANCO to be briefed on the State of the District and to monitor the District's performance in the first term of 2022.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director, Mr T Motha.

    Venue: UMkhanyakude District

    Date: 19 July 2022

    Congress of South African Student (COSAS) 2022

    The KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo on behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu delivered the Keynote Address at the 2022 Congress of South African Student (COSAS) held in Durban.

    Venue : Coastlands, South Beach

    Date: 16 July 2022

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    Maritime Economics Teachers Workshop

    The KZNDOE'S Teachers attended a Maritime Economics Teachers Workshop held from 11-15 July 2022.

    Nineteen Teachers from eight Districts participated in the workshop and were taken through the practical part of Maritime Economics.

    The workshop included the following districts Amajuba, Ilembe, King Cetshwayo, Pinetown, Ugu, Umlazi, UMkhanyakude and UThukela Districts.

    The workshop dealt with International Trade and the content facilitation was sponsored by Ethekwini Maritime Cluster and the
    Basic Sailing Course conducted and sponsored by Sail Africa.

    Venue : Durban Harbour

    Date: 15 July 2022

    Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)

    Officials from the Department of Basic Education conducted a Phase III monitoring, oversight and support visit with officials from the KZN Department of Education.

    Venue : Durban Teacher's Centre, Overport in Durban

    Date: 15 July 2022

    State of the Zululand District

    The KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo met with the Zululand District MANCO to be briefed on the State of the District.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director, which took place at James Nxumalo Agricultural High School in Ulundi.

    Venue: James Nxumalo Agricultural High School, District: Zululand District

    Date: 14 July 2022

    State of the King Cetshwayo District

    The KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo with SMS members met with the King Cetshwayo District MANCO to be briefed on the State of the District.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director, which took place at the Empangeni High School.

    Venue: Empangeni High School.

    Date: 13 July 2022

    HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo Monitored Winter Classes

    The KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and the DDG Mthembu addressed learners attending the Winter School Classes at Empangeni High School in the North Coast.

    Venue : Empangeni High School

    Date: 13 July 2022

    Day 2: Coding and Robotics Workshop

    Today's session was a collaboration between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

    Venue : The Edward Hotel, Durban

    Date: 12 July 2022

    Capacity Building Workshop for Subject Advisors

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education in partnership with MANCOSA held a Capacity Building Workshop for Subject Advisors on Coding and Robotics.

    The Department works in collaboration with the Department’s Higher Education Institutions, namely, MANCOSA, UKZN and DUT in preparation for the full implementation of the Programme in 2023.

    Venue : MANCOSA, Durban

    Date: 11 July 2022

    MEC Mshengu held a Media Briefing

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu held a Media Briefing this morning on a Report complied by an independent panel into allegations of financial irregularities and racism at Grosvenor Girls High School.

    The KZN Department of Education has a zero tolerance on financial irregularities, racism, school bulling, violence and vandalism.

    It strives to educate the system on the dangers of social ills, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and substance abuse.

    Venue: Mayville, Department of Public Works

    Date: Monday, 11 July 2022

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    MEC Mshengu Monitors Winter Boot Camps

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr. Kwazi Mshengu together with INkosi uMbuyazi from the House of Traditional Leaders monitored the Winter Classes by addressing 926 learners at Siyanda Inn Camp in Mbazwana.

    The Winter Boot Camps monitored by the MEC were under the King Cetshwayo District and Umkhanyakude District. The Boot Camp included learners from the kwaMbonambi area who were inconvenienced by the traditional leadership dispute for quite some time and could not attend school.

    Venue: Siyanda Inn Camp in Mbazwana.

    Date: 08 July 2022

    Re-introduction of School Sports

    The KZN Department of Education in collaboration with the Department of Sports and Recreation and professional sportsmen held a Planning Meeting for the re-introduction of school sports.

    The meeting was co- Chaired by TPJ Khoza, KZNDOE’S representative and Dr Thobile Sifunda from the Department of Sports and Recreation.

    Also being part of the meeting were officials from both Departments, DoE and DSR.

    Representing the professional sporting world was former Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs goal keeper, Mr Brilliant Khuzwayo, who was also part of the meeting which took place at Dokkies.

    Venue: Dokkies, Umbilo, Durban.

    Date: 07 July 2022

    State of the Amajuba District

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and Senior Management Officials met with the Amajuba District to be briefed on the State of the District.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director, which took place at Huttenpark Primary School in Newcastle, Northern Natal.

    Venue: Huttenpark Primary School in Newcastle.

    Date: 05 July 2022

    KZNDOE'S Winter Classes

    Senior officials in the KZNDOE visited Menzi High School in Umlazi, who achieved a 100% pass rate in the NSC Examination over a decade.

    The Department noted, that Menzi High School hosts learners from other schools.

    Giving back, the tutors, being former learners assisted the Class of 2022 in preparation for their 2022 Matric Examination.

    Venue: Menzi High School in the Umlazi District.

    Date: 04 July 2022

    Day 4 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, (SASCE) National Championship

    The National Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE National Championship in the Secondary Schools A And Open Section (Grade 8 - 12)

    Venue: Rhema Bible Church, Randburg

    Date: 01 July 2022

    Day 3 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, (SASCE) National Championship

    The National Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE National Championship in the Secondary Schools A and Open Section (Grade 8 - 12)

    Winners:
    Category: Open Section (Solo and small ensembles)
    Soprano Solo: Melokuhle Hlatshwayo
    School: Empangeni High School, KwaZulu Natal
    Position: First

    Tenor Solo: Mdumiseni Ngwenya
    School: Mabayana Secondary School, KwaZulu Natal
    Position: First

    Trio: Thando, Phelelani & Likhona
    School: Ekwazini High School, KwaZulu Natal
    Position: Second

    Category: Secondary 'A' Choirs
    School: Zama High School, KwaZulu Natal
    Conductor: Mr NE Ndlovu
    Position: First

    Venue: Rhema Bible Church, Randburg

    Date: 30 June 2022

    The DG, Mr Mathanzima Hubert Mwel monitored Winter Classes

    The DBE, Director General: Mr Mathanzima Hubert Mwel monitored Winter Classes in the oThukela District.

    The purpose for the visit is to monitor the Grade 12 Winter Classes Programme at Emabhekazi High School
    eMbizweni Lokothwaya Combined School and Sivukile J.S. School
    in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Emabhekazi High School,
    eMbizweni Lokothwaya Combined School and Sivukile J.S. School

    Date: 29 June 2022

    Day 2: 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, (SASCE) National Championship

    The National Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE National Championship in the Secondary Schools B And Farm Schools ( Grade 8 - 12 ) Category.

    Venue: Rhema Bible Church, Randburg

    Date: 29 June 2022

    Youth Month

    Closing off the Youth Month, the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu held a meeting with all the interns under the Umgungundlovu District and at Head Office, where he motivated and aligned expectations from the Interns.

    Venue: Alexandra High School, Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 30 June 2022

    MEC meets Curriculum Delivery Branch

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Mshengu met with the Curriculum Delivery Branch to discuss progress report on ECD transition arrangement as well as a Strategy on Maths, Science and Technical subject's intake and performance.

    Venue: MEC's Boardroom, Education House Anton Lembede Building 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 29 June 2022

    Day 1 2022 ABC Motsepe SASCE National Championship

    The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga delivered the Keynote Address at the 2022 ABC Motsepe SASCE National Championship.

    Venue: Rhema Bible Church

    Date: 29 June 2022

    State of the Harry Gwala District

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and Senior Management Officials met with the Harry Gwala District to be briefed on the State of the District.

    The MANCO Report was presented by the District Director, which took place at Little Flower Secondary School.

    Venue: Little Flower Secondary School in Ixopo, under the Harry Gwala District.

    Date: 28 June 2022

    Matric Winter School Classes

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu addressed the Grade 12 Learners at the Winter Classes held at Little Flower Secondary School in Ixopo, under the Harry Gwala District.

    It was a early morning meet and greet, encouraging learners to be focused, they have barely a few months left for the final examination.

    MEC Mshengu was accompanied by the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, who were impressed with a full class attendance at 9H00 am.

    “We wish you well and we are happy to see your commitment. You must do it not for your teachers or principal, or for us but do it for yourself, your family and nation. We want to pledge our support as a Department of Education. We are confident you will get a 100% pass. Last year you got 98.5% pass.

    I do not want to see you here next year, please leave spaces for others to come in. We want to see you next year at UKZN, UCT and at tertiary institutions, where you will be pursuing your careers.

    Good luck and wish you well, Siyabonga”, said MEC Mshengu.

    Venue: Little Flower Secondary School in Ixopo, under the Harry Gwala District.

    Date: 28 June 2022

    Grovaner Girls High School

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu received a report at a meeting with the Independent Panel, that conducted an investigation on the alleged racism and financial irregularities at Grovaner Girls High School in the Bluff.

    Venue : Truro House

    Date: 27 June 2022

    MEC's Engagement Meeting

    A Planning Meeting was held for the MEC's Engagement Meeting with the New Internship intakes, which took place in the MEC's Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building in PMB.

    The MEC Engagement Meeting will take place on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at the Alexender High School in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue : MEC's Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building in PMB.

    Date: 27 June 2022

    School Safety and Security Workshop

    The KZNDOE'S Directorate: Safety and Security held an In School Workshop on Safety and Security in Durban.

    Venue: Alansaar Hall, Overport

    Date: 27 June 2022

    Youth in Local Government Summit

    The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs held a Youth in Local Government Summit at Farmers Hall in Newcastle today.

    Venue: Farmers Hall in Newcastle

    Date: 25 June 2022

    Westville Correctional Services Youth Day Celebration

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu was the Guest Speaker at the Westville Correctional Services Youth Day Celebration Through Sports.

    Venue : Westville Correctional Services Center

    Date: 26 June 2022

    Youth Month - Launch of a Social Cohesion programme through Sports, Arts and a Cultural Festival

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu launched a Social Cohesion programme through Sports, Arts and a Cultural Festival, which started at Ohlange High School in Inanda and will culminate at the Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    The main aim of the event was to foster unity and social cohesion, especially among African and Indian communities, through sports, arts and culture.

    Learners participated in various sporting activities, cultural activities as well as oral debates on various topics relating to social cohesion.

    The events of the day culminated with a gala dinner, with cultural activities, where the Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala delivered the Keynote Address.

    Venue: Ohlange High School in Inanda and Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Date: 23 June 2022

    ICT Rollout Programme

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu presided over the ICT Rollout Programme at Masibambane Secondary School in the Umbumbulu Circuit under the Umlazi District.

    MEC Mshengu held a Briefing and together with the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and DBE Deputy Minister, Dr Reginah Mhaule conducted a walkabout of Masibambane Secondary School. Goods were also handed-over to communities affected by the floods.

    Venue: Masibambane Secondary School

    Date: 22 June 2022

    KZNDOE’S GET Traced Concept Program

    The KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed a GET Traced Concept Program held at the Garden Court Hotel, South Beach in Durban.

    Venue: Garden Court Hotel, South Beach in Durban.

    Date: 22 June 2022

    Hand over of Goods to Flood Victims

    The DBE Deputy Minister, Dr Reginah Mhaule and KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, visited Ntuzuma Primary School to hand over goods to the community affected by the recent floods.

    The school under the Pinetown District also accommodated the children that had been affected by the devastating floods.

    The District Director, Mr Sbu Kheswa presented a report regarding the Districts overall performance and operational systems.

    Venue: Masibambane Secondary School

    Date: 22 June 2022

    State of the uMzinyathi District

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZNDOE's Senior Management Officials met with the UMzinyathi District to be briefed on the State of the District MANCO Report, presented by the District Director, which took place at Sarel Colliers High School, Glencoe today, 21 June 2022.

    Venue: Sarel Colliers High School, Glencoe, UMzinyathi District, KwaZulu-Natal

    Date: 21 June 2022

    Day 1 Dignity Intervention Strategy - Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal

    The DBE Deputy Minister of Education, Dr MR Mhlaule together with the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshegu, embarked on a 2-Day Dignity Intervention Strategy in provinces affected by the floods. The first visit was at Sarel Cilliers High School in Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Sarel Cilliers High School in Glencoe, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Date: 21 June 2022

    2021 Matric Results Annual Excellency Awards Ceremony

    The KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was the Guest Speaker and presided at the SADTU KwaZulu-Natal 2021 Matric Results Annual Excellency Awards Ceremony, held at the Coastlands Hotel, Musgrave in Durban.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel, Musgrave in Durban.

    Date: 21 June 2022

    Ukhozi FM Sigiya Ngengoma with Bee Kay Mchunu

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu was live in Studio on Ukhozi FM Sigiya Ngengoma with Bee Kay Mchunu.

    The MEC was up against DoH HoD, Dr Sandile Shabalala. This is the feature where 5 songs were chosen and the listeners, were given the opportunity to decide the winner.

    MEC, HoM and DoH HoD, Dr Shabalala also shared a light banter before the golden hour on Radio Ukhozi FM.

    Venue : Radio Ukhozi FM

    Date : 18 June 2022

    Youth Parliament

    The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature held the 2022 Youth Parliament at Inkosi Mzondeni Hall today.

    The theme:
    “Promoting sustainable livelihood and resilience of young people for a better tomorrow”.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu responded to questions and comments, made at the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Youth Parliament.

    Venue : Inkosi Mzondeni Hall

    Date : 17 June 2022

    NSNP Awards 2022

    The DBE and Tiger Brands Foundation hosted the National School Nutrition Programme Awards 2022.

    The KZN NSNP scooped 1st position in the implementation of the NSNP in the category of Districts and achieved 1st position in the new category of the Best School Profile Submitted.

    Date : 14 June 2022

    Youth Parliament

    The Youth Parliament Commission, KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Sessions where held at the Premier Hotel in Richards Bay, North of Durban.

    Venue : The Premier Hotel, Richards Bay

    Date : 16 June 2022

    Youth Day

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala together with the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu, MECs and VIPS presided over at the 46th Youth Day Anniversary of June 16 Commemoration held at the Nordale Sports field in Mtubatuba.

    Venue : Nordale sports field, Mtubatuba

    Date : 16 June 2022

    Mr Vuma Mfeka an Alumni Honoured

    On behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu, the KZNDOE HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was the Guest Speaker at a Thanksgiving Ceremony held in honour of Mr Vuma Mfeka, the former Principal of KwaMgaga High School, under the Umlazi District, who served the school with distinction.

    KwaMgaga High School has a very rich history and is well known for having produced prominent community leaders and public figures who are playing critical & leading roles in society to date.

    Mr Mfeka, a former principal at KwaMgaga High School, was very influential during the days of the liberation struggle. His journey as a teacher dates back in 1984 in uMlazi Township, a period characterized by student protests against Bantu Education.

    Despite widespread students' protests and other progressive forces, Mr Mfeka often set aside time and ensured that his students acquire decent education. This event is significant because it takes place on the eve of June16, Youth Day, a well celebrated public holiday in South Africa in Honour of Youths who also fought against the oppressive Bantu Education.

    Venue: Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)

    Date: 15 June 2022

    State of the UThukela District

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZNDOE's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo with Senior Management Officials met with the UThukela District to be briefed on the State of the District MANCO Report, presented by the District Director, which took place at Egerton Primary School today, 10 June 2022.

    The aim of these meetings with District MANCO, is to assist districts to improve their performance. The expectation from the Province is that all districts perform above 80%.

    The journey for quality, accessible and relevant education continues by the principals of the KZN Department of Education.

    Venue: Egerton Primary School

    Date: 10 June 2022

    State of the Pinetown District

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZNDOE's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo met with the Pinetown District MANCO. The Department's principals were briefed on the State of the District.

    The District MANCO Report was presented by Mr Sbu Kheswa, the District Director, which took place at the Westville Girls High School.

    Venue: Westville Girls High School

    Date: 07 June 2022

    Debate on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu addressed the MPLs during the debate on the Report presented by the Education Portfolio Committee, with regards to the January 2022 School Functionality Monitoring Programme.

    Venue: KZN Legislature

    Date: 02 June 2022

    Ministerial Inspection in-loco of the proposed Agricultural School site

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu conducted an inspection in loco of a site where the proposed Agricultural School will be constructed at UMkhambathini, under the UMgungundlovu District.

    Venue: UMkhambathini, under the UMgungundlovu District.

    Date: 31 May 2022

    Donation of School Shoes

    The DBE's DG, Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli together with the KZNDOE's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo presided at the hand-over of school shoes to Learners from Amakhemfundo and Engudume Primary Schools.

    The donation was made by the DG, CEOs and Senior Managers of Implementing Agents, which took place at the Umzinyathi District Office, today, 31 May 2022.

    Venue: Umzinyathi District Office.

    Date : 31 May 2022

    CAPS Orientation for District Training Teams and Head Office Officials

    The KZNDOE’S hosted a Coding and Robotics - CAPS Orientation for District Training Teams and Head Office Officials.

    The Training Session was conducted by the Provincial Training Team through broadcasting from a "Bubble" located at the Edward Hotel in Durban.

    Venue: Edward Hotel in Durban.

    Date : 28 May 2022

    Day 4 : 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Provincial Eisteddfod, (SASCE)

    The KZN Department of Education, Head of Department, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the ABC Motsepe SASCE Provincial Competition in the Secondary Schools categories, that took place at the Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Venue: Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Date: 27 May 2022

    Day 3 : 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Provincial Eisteddfod, (SASCE)

    The KZN Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE Provincial Competition in the Secondary Schools categories, that took place at the Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Venue: Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Date: 26 May 2022

    KZNDOE’S School Support Visit

    The KZNDOE's Head of Department, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo together with Senior Managers of the Department visited Hlathikhulu High and Emthonjeniwolwazi High Schools, as part of the Department Support Programme in Estcourt under the Uthukela District.

    Venue: Hlathikhulu High and Emthonjeniwolwazi High Schools.

    Date : 26 May 2022

    Handover of Administrative Records and IT Equipment

    The KZNDOE Handed-over Administrative Records and IT Equipment to the principal of Dr Macken Mistry Primary School.

    The schools records housed in the Administration Building was affected by the recent Floods.

    This is the work of the Ministers Task Team driven by EMIS, DBE and Head Office to assist schools affected by floods in their Administration of the School.

    Included in the Hand-over were Financial Statements, SA-SAMS Backup Database, Laptop, Printer, Lever Arch Files, Folders for Staff and Educator Profiles, punchers and staplers, that were lost due to the floods.

    Venue: Dr Macken Mistry Primary School

    Date : Wednesday, 25 May 2022

    Day 2 : 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Provincial Eisteddfod, (SASCE)

    The KZN Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE Provincial Competition in the Intermediate Phase, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools categories, that took place at the Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Venue: Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Date: 25 May 2022

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    Day 1: 2022 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Choral Provincial Eisteddfod

    The KZN Department of Education hosted the ABC Motsepe SASCE Provincial Competition in the Foundation phase, Special Schools and Farm Schools categories, that took place at the Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Venue: Bethsaida Ministries International in Phoenix.

    Date: 24 May 2022

    Ministerial Inspection of KwaNyamazane Primary School

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu inspecting the soon to be reconstructed KwaNyamazane Primary School in Mtubatuba under the Umkhanyakude District.

    During the 2022/23 Budget Speech, MEC Kwazi Mshengu spoke about many infrastructure programmes that the Department is going to embark upon.

    The MEC is walking the talk with a walkabout inspection of KwaNyamazane Primary School today.

    Venue: KwaNyamazane Primary School

    Date: 24 May 2022

    Inspection of Brettonwood High School

    The KZNDOE’s HoD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo together with officials from Department of Basic Education and the EMIS Directorate handed over school records to Brettonwood High School, which were retrieved from SASAMS.

    The Department Cares as one of its core values, therefore, the Department of Basic Education donated a laptop and printer, handed over by the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo as part of rebuilding the school administration, following the recent devastating floods of April 2022, which saw Brettonwood High School lose all their school records.

    Venue: Brettonwood High School

    Date: 24 May 2022

    Interview on eNCA

    The KZNDOE’s HoD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was interviewed by eNCA at Truro House in Durban.

    Venue: Truro House in Durban.

    Date: 23 May 2022

    Implementation of the Budget Speech

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu held a meeting with the Department of Education’s DDGs and Chief Directors on the implementation of the Budget Speech programs and the setting of time frames per program.

    Venue: MEC’s Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 20 May 2022

    Concept of Ideal Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu chaired a meeting with the Curriculum Branch on the development of the concept of Ideal Schools in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: MEC’s Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 20 May 2022

    ICT Roll-out

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu presided over the ICT Solution Roll-out Programme held at eMpola Primary School, in the UGU District.

    Venue: eMpola Primary School in the UGU District

    Date: 19 May 2022

    SACE Competition

    The SACE Umgungundlovu Competition was held at the Maritzburg College in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue: Maritzburg College, Victoria Hall.

    Date: 14 May 2022

    SACE Women Empowerment

    SACE Women Empowerment in Management was held at San Lameer Hotel in the Ugu District

    Venue: San Lameer Hotel in Ugu District.

    Date: 14 May 2022

    World Aids Vaccine Day

    The KZNDOE held its World Aids Vaccine Day in collaboration with the Department of Health and University of KwaZulu-Natal, that took place at Ngangezwe High School located in the Umzonzima Area in Catoridge.

    Venue: Ngangezwe High School

    Date: 18 May 2022

    Extended Branch Meeting

    The KZNDOE held its Extended Branch: Corporate Management Meeting that took place at Education House at Anton Lembede Building at 247 Burger street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue: Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger street, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 18 May 2022

    End Child Labour Global Conference 15 - 20 May 2022 held at the ICC

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo attended the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

    MEC Mshengu also addressed the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

    Venue: ICC in Durban

    Date: 17 May 2022

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    Operational Plan MTSF

    The KZNDOE held an Operational Plan Dialogue Session for the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) which took place at the Provincial Public Service Training Academy at Dokkies in Durban.

    Purpose: To discuss the MTSF and Operational Planning, Reporting Processes and Requirements.

    Also to confirm targets in the MTSF Plan and to discuss the Audit requirements of Auditor -General South Africa (AGSA) pertaining to performance information.

    Venue: Provincial Public Service Training Academy – Dokkies in Durban

    Date: 17 May 2022

    KZN Floods, Donation of School Uniforms

    The Parish Priest of St Wendelins Catholic Parish, Rev Fr Nhlanhla Mchunu invited the KZNDOE to a Donation Hand-over Ceremony of School Uniform and Grocery Combos for the needy who were affected by the recent KZN Flood in and around the Pinetown and Marianhill area in the eThekwini Metro.

    Venue: St Wendelins Catholic Parish, 6782 St. Wendelins Main Road. St Wendelins.

    Date: 13 May 2022

    School Visit - Glenwood

    Officials from the Department of Education visited Brettonwood High School to monitor the progress in terms of teaching and learning as well as learner attendance following the KZN Flood Disaster that took place recently.

    The Department also checked on the delivery of mobile classrooms. The military is currently assisting with cleaning and restoration of the School.

    Venue: Brettonwood High School in Glenwood

    Date: 10 May 2022

    School Uniforms for 300 Learners

    Westville Correctional Services will manufacture over 300 school uniform for school learners, that were affected by the recent devastating KZN Floods.

    This is part of an initiative offered by the Minister of Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, to lend a helping hand to the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    The KZN MEC for Education Mr Kwazi Mshengu and the Head of Department, KZNDOE, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo acknowledge this magnanimous gesture and expressed it’s sincere gratitude to Minister of Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola.

    Venue: Westville Correctional Services

    Date: 10 May 2022

    Budget Speech Vote 2022/2023

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu presented the KZNDOE’s Budget Speech in the KZN Legislature in PMB.

    Venue: KZN Legislature in PMB.

    Date: 06 May 2022

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    Installation of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza as the New Chancellor of UKZN

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu was the Guest Speaker at the Installation Ceremony of Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza as the New Chancellor of UKZN.

    MEC Mshengu congratulated Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza on his appointment as the New Chancellor of UKZN and acknowledged the importance of the institution in developing intellectuals to find solutions to the many challenges facing South Africa.

    MEC Mshengu before the Installation Ceremony shared a light moment with Dr Reuel Jethro Khoza, a Business and Transformation Leader and an acclaimed Author.

    Venue: UKZN -Westville campus, University Road, Westville.

    Date: 04 May 2022

    e-Submission Training Workshop

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo delivered the Keynote Address at the launch of the Department’s e-Submission Training Workshop held at the Royal Palm Hotel in Umhlanga.

    Venue: Royal Palm Hotel (Umhlanga)

    Date: 03 May 2022

    Memorial Service of NATU Former Executive Director-Rev. E.M. Biyela

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo delivered the Keynote Address at the Memorial Service of NATU Former Executive Director-Rev. E.M. Biyela, which took place at the Imbizo Hall, in Empangeni.

    Venue: Imbizo Hall in Empangeni.

    Date: 29 April 2022

    Official Opening of KwaMiya Primary School

    The DDG, Branch: Corporate Management, Adv. Bheki Masuku on behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially opened KwaMiya Primary School in the UThukela District by unveiling the School Plaque.

    The DDG also rolled out the ICT Programme.

    Venue: KwaMiya Primary School in the UThukela District.

    Date : 29 April 2022

    ICT Roll-out Programme & Demonstration

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu hosted a Briefing and presided over the ICT Roll-out Programme and Demonstration held at Ubuhlebesizwe Secondary School in Ndwedwe under the ILembe District.

    Venue: Ubuhlebesizwe Secondary School in Ndwedwe

    Date: 28 April 2022

    Ministerial Visit and Donations

    The Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Dr Philane Majake visited the Province of KwaZulu-Natal to access the damage due to the recent KZN Floods and hand out gifts of school shoes, clothes and sanitary towels to the affected learners.

    First Session:

    Ntuzuma Primary School

    Briefing at a Park-home Boardroom
    - Addressing of Learners
    - Hand-over of 125 pairs of school shoes

    Second Session:

    Ntuzuma Community Hall

    - Drop off of sanitary towels and clothes

    Third Session:

    Umlazi Comtec School

    - Address the learners and hand-over of school shoes; and
    - Walk about

    Fourth Session : Umnini Thusong Center

    - Engagement with citizens
    - Walk about
    - Engagement with the Centre ! Honduras

    Venue: Ntuzuma Primary School, Umlazi Comtec School and Umnini Thusong Center.

    Date : 25 April 2022

    Grade 12 Girl Learner Talks

    The Mooi Mpofana Mayor, Her Worship Ms Maureen Magubane hosted a Girl Learner lunch with Grade 12 Girl Learners from uMnyezaneni and Dabulamanzi High Schools.

    The Learners also participated in motivational talks presented by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor of the UMgungundlovu Ms Sibongile Dlamini, entrepreneur, Ms Phumelele Ntuli and Mrs Nneileng Mshengu.

    Venue: Brahman Hill , Nottingham

    Date : 24 April 2022

    4-Day Just-In-Time Planning workshops

    The KZNDOE hosted a Provincial Just-in-Time Planning Workshop to assist in the training of provincial subjects advisors.

    The Curriculum Grades 1 O -12 Directorate hosted a Just-In-Time Planning workshops from the 21st to the 24th April 2022, where
    The DBE and Umalusi officials were invited to assist in the training of provincial subjects advisors.

    Venue: Venue: Elangeni Maharani, Marine Parade

    Date: 22 April 2022

    Inspection of ECD Centers

    The Department of Basic Education's National ECD Committee Officials visited the Las Vegas ECD Centre in UMlazi, Las Vegas, Dudes and Ducks Day and the INqanawe ECD Centre at eMachobeni in Inanda to access the flood damage caused by the torrential rains that took place recently.

    Venue: Las Vegas, Dudes and Ducks Day Care in the Umlazi District and INqanawe ECD Centre at eMachobeni in Inanda.

    Date: 22 April 2022

    ECD Function Shift Meeting

    The KZNDOE’S ECD Directorate held a Function Shift Matters meeting with the National Department of Basic Education, which took place at Dokkies in Glenwood, Durban.

    The representatives from the National Department of Education will conduct the following tasks:

    • Access the damage in ECD Centres

    • Visit the affected ECD Centre with and intention to influence the national decision making powers on issues of interventions.

    Venue: Dokkies, 321 ZK Matthews Road, Umbilo, Durban

    Date: 21 April 2021

    Day 2 - KZN Floods School Visits

    The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga together with KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu travelled by SAP’s Chopper for a briefing at Emgangeni Secondary School, then conducted an in loco inspections to access the flood damage at Ithenjane Primary School.

    Venue: Emgangeni Secondary School and Ithenjane Primary School.

    Date: 20 April 2022

    Day 1 - KZN Floods School Visits

    The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, visited KwaZulu-Natal to assess the extent of the damage caused by the floods and met with the KZN Provincial Education Department.

    Minister Motshekga together with KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu, the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and senior officials held a briefing at Dokkies and thereafter, visited affected schools in the various districts.

    The Ministerial Delegation conducted a walkabout of the schools damaged by torrential rains and floods.

    At the last count 630 schools were affected, 101 inaccessible and 124 have suffered extensive damage.

    It has been reported that 57 learners have been confirmed to be deceased while 5 are still missing. Rescue and recovery processes are still ongoing.

    One educator and one food handler have also been reported to have passed away.

    Venue: Dokkies, 321 ZK Matthews Road, Umbilo, Durban, Umlazi District: Brettonwood High School, Brighfuture Special School, Pinetown District: Siphosethu Primary School - Ntuzuma, Daweda Primary School - Molweni

    Date: 19 April 2022

    KZN Floods – Provincial Executive Visits

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala welcomes the Declaration of State of Disaster in KZN by President Cyril Ramaposa.

    Members of the Provincial Executive visited various affected areas, help lead profiling of all affected families, quantify the damage to each affected and ensure immediate interventions through disaster management official.

    The magnitude of the disaster is unprecedented and requires the provincial government, municipalities and social partners to be all hands on deck.

    The provincial government is also mobilising resources to speed up the recovery of missing people.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu was deployed to visit the uMgungundlovu District this morning.

    Venue: uMgungundlovu District

    Date: 14 April 2022

    KZN Floods – Presidential Visit

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala and Members of the National and Provincial Executive first received President Cyril Ramaposa at the Pinetown Civic Hall during his presidential visit to the areas affected by floods in the Ethekwini Municipality.

    KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu reported in an interview on eNCA News that 2 Learners drowned while attempting to cross a river in the area of Msinga and over 100 schools have been damaged due to torrential rains lashing KZN.

    Venue: Pinetown Civic Hall

    Date: 13 April 2022

    Welcome Home

    The KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was at the Virginia Airport to welcome stranded learners and educators from Tholulwazi High School. They spent the night at school due to the inclement weather, which caused major flooding, making it difficult to navigate home.

    Also welcoming the learners and educators was the Provincial Secretary, Cde Nomarashiya Caluza who comforted and supported the learners and their teachers.

    Venue: Virginia Airport in Durban.

    Date: 13 April 2022

    Intergovernmental Forum

    The KZNDOE was part of the Intergovernmental Forum on the Elimination of Child Labour held at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

    The Intergovernmental Forum on the Elimination of Child Labour was addressed by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala.

    Venue: Elangeni Hotel Durban.

    Date: 13 April 2022

    Matric Excellence Awards Ceremony

    The KZNDOE’S ILembe District held its Matric Excellence Awards Ceremony at the KwaDukuza Town Hall this morning.

    Venue: KwaDukuza Town Hall.

    Date: 08 April 2022

    NEEAS

    The 8th National Education Excellence Awards (NEEAS) Ceremony was addressed by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, MP held at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Conference this evening.

    Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Conference Centre, Umhlanga, Durban

    Date: 07 April 2022

    IDS Branch Meeting

    The KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the Extended Institutional Development Support Branch Meeting held at the Anton Lembede Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy.

    Venue: Anton Lembede Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy in La Mercy, North of Durban.

    Date: 04 April 2022

    ECD Function Shift

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo welcome the Social Workers from the Department of Social Development at the Department’s District Offices: UMgungundlovu, ILembe, Umlazi and the Zululand Districts,

    Venue: District Offices.

    Date: 01 April 2022

    Official Hand-over of Uhlanjana Pedestrian Bridge

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu was the Guest Speaker at the Official Hand-over of the Uhlanjana Pedestrian Bridge in eJozini under the uMkhanyakude District.

    The Development Bank of Southern Africa’s (DBSA) Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Dlamini together with MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Kwazi Mshengu and the Mayor of UMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality, Councillor, Mr T.S. Khumalo led the Hand-over Ceremony of a Pedestrian Bridge in Umkhanyakude.

    The bridge, which was constructed as part of the DBSA’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme will serve to address infrastructure challenges in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

    Furthermore, the bridge will enable communities from the Jozini and UMhlabuyalingana area to access education and health facilities.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially unveiled the Uhlanjana River Pedestrian Bridge giving access to the community to Government Education and Health Services.

    Venue: Madonela Primary School, UMalabuyalin Area, Gana, Mkuze and Uhlanjana River Pedestrian Bridge.

    Date: 31 March 2022

    Monitoring Autumn Classes

    The Director-General of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa, Mr M Mweli held an engagement with the UMgungundlovu District and monitored the Autumn Classes in 12 Schools.

    Venue: UMgungundlovu District.

    Date: 30 March 2022

    ILembe Operation Sukuma-Sakhe [OSS] Cabinet Day

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala together with the MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu and the KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo with Cabinet Members and Officials were engaged in OSS programs in the ILembe District. Some of the areas visited were the War Room at Mxhosa Hall;

    Briefing in Ward 09 Magojolo Primary School;

    Lusizolwethi primary school;

    Momotheka Creche where the
    MEC Handed-over educational toys to the centre, as well as vanity packs for staff, donated by DSD.

    Visit to Mamatheka Creche. The MEC and the First Lady, Ms Nelly Zikalala handed out toys to kids and a gift pack to ECD practitioners.

    From the 1st of April 2022, ECD function is moving from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education.

    Site visit at Mvoti Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir; and

    Community engagement

    Venue: ILembe District

    Date : 30 March 2022


    Funeral Service of the Late Dr Enock Vusimuzi Nzama, former HOD

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala together with the MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu and Senior Management Members, paid their final respects and offered support to the family, friends and colleagues at the Funeral Service of the Late Dr Enock Vusimuzi Nzama, former HOD.

    Venue: Bethsaida Ministries International, 565 Stonebridge Drive, Phoenix.

    Date : 26 March 2022


    Extended SMM

    The KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo Chaired the Extended Senior Management Meeting held at Dokkies this morning.

    Venue: Dokkies, Glenwood, Durban.

    Date: 25 March 2022


    Matric Excellence Award Ceremony

    The KZNDOE’S Amajuba District held its Matric Excellence Award Ceremony at Ferrum High School today.

    Venue: Ferrum High School in the Amajuba District.

    Date: 24 March 2022


    ECD Function Shift

    The KZNDOE’S ECD Function Shift Orientation Programme was held at the Durban Teacher's Centre in Overpot.

    Venue: Durban Teacher's Centre, 2 College Road Durban.

    Date: 24 March 2022


    KZN SADTU Provincial Conference

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu, was the Special Guest Speaker at the SADTU Provincial Conference held at the Durban Station Conference Centre in Durban this morning.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi, in his address to the SADTU Provincial Conference paid tribute to all educators for protecting the future of the country against Covid-19, which at some stage forced Government to close down schools in the Province.

    The MEC also spoke about the importance of a decolonised education.

    "We need to spell out in no uncertain terms the features of this decolonised education and identify the roles that each stakeholder has to play.

    The fact that we speak of a decolonised education is because of the fact that something went terribly wrong with our past" said MEC Mshengu, who also assured delegates that even if we live in a digital society ‘nothing will replace a teacher.’

    The MEC said, "our schools are the centre of our work, hence the importance of the work of an educator."

    Venue: The Station Conference Centre, Durban

    Date : 24 March 2022


    Visit by Senior Government Officials to the Family of the late Dr Nzama

    The KwaZulu-Natal Committee of the HODs (KZN COHOD) led by Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize, DG-OTP together with DDGs and Senior Officials for various Departments visited the family of the late Dr Enock Nzama, the former HOD for KZNDOE to convey messages of support and offer condolences to the family.

    Also part of the entourage of Dr Nonhlanhla Mkhize, DG-Office of the Premier was the KZNDOE’S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo.

    Venue: 15 Highlands Rd, Glen Anil.

    Date: 22 March 2022


    Electricity in Schools

    The KZNDOE’S Officials met with eThekwini Municipality Officials to negotiate a payment plan for outstanding electricity bills owed by Schools.

    Venue: Ethekwini Municipality, 251 Anton Lembede Street, 1st floor, Florence Mkhize Building, Durban.

    Date: 22 March 2022


    Hand-over of Virtual Classrooms

    The KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo was the chief guest speaker at the official Hand-over of Virtual Classrooms by Vodacom at St John Paul’s Secondary School.

    St John Paul’s Secondary School is one of six schools identified by the National Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, MP, to benefit from the Vodacom Virtual Classrooms Programme.

    Venue: St John Paul’s Secondary School, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 22 March 2022


    Premier Zikalala Conveys Condolences to Family of Late Dr Enock Nzama

    The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Sihle Zikalala has conveyed his sadness at the news of the passing of former Head of Department of Education in KZN Dr Enock Nzama.

    Dr Nzama had recently retired following a lifetime of service to the education sector in the province.

    "It is with great sadness and shock that we learned the news of Dr Nzama's passing, so soon after retiring as Head of Department of Education in our province," said Premier Zikalala.

    "Dr Enock Vusumuzi Nzama spent his entire working life as an educator in various roles including as principal at Sivananda Technical High School in KwaMashu. As a teacher and district director Dr Nzama consciously produced outstanding learners who have since taken their places in society," said Premier Zikalala.

    Dr Nzama started working for the Department of Education in 1983 as a teacher at Ohlange High School and later became principal at a number of schools in the province. He served the education department in many capacities including being Chief Education Specialist in 2001 and Director of Education provisioning in 2002.

    In 2014 Nzama assumed the position of Deputy-Director General responsible for curriculum management and delivery. In October 2016 Dr Nzama was appointed Head of Department and had only recently retired.

    "We have lost a pioneer and a doyen in education who distinguished himself as DDG and later as HOD, thus leading the charge and as the province we improved matric results in our province, " said Premier Zikalala.

    “Dr Nzama was a gentlemen and a disciplinarian who was dedicated to improving the lives of the majority and who prepared thousands of young people for entry into adult life and to be outstanding citzens," noted Premier Zikalala.

    “Our prayers and sincere condolences are with Dr Nzama's family and we pray for his family's peace and comfort as they go through this trying period, ” said Premier Zikalala.

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    Farewell & Messages of Condolences to the Family

    The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Sihle Zikalala, accompanied by Members of the Executive and Senior Government Officials, including the KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo visited the family of the late, Dr Enock, former HOD, who passed away yesterday.

    The Premier and MECs conveyed their heartfelt messages of condolences and comforted the grieving Nzama Family.

    Venue: 15 Highlands Rd, Glen Anil, Durban North, Durban.

    Date : 21 March 2022


    Teacher Wellbeing Seminar - Montclair

    The HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the teacher wellbeing seminar at Mowat Park High School, Montclair in Durban.

    Venue: Mowat Park High School in Durban.

    Date: 18 March 2022


    Teacher Wellbeing Seminar

    The HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the teacher wellbeing seminar at Mowat Park High School, Montclair in Durban.

    Venue: Mowat Park High School in Durban.

    Date: 18 March 2022


    2-Day Collaboration Meeting

    The KZN SACE and the UMgungundlovu District held a 2-Day Principals Collaboration Meeting in Durban.

    Venue: Tropicana Hotel in Durban.

    Date: 17 - 18 March 2022


    Day-2 Early Childhood Development Indaba

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu addressed the Early Childhood Development Indaba held at the ICC in Durban this morning.

    Venue: ICC in Durban

    Date : 18 March 2022


    Memorial Service

    The KZNDOE together with the family and officials of the Department held a Memorial Service in honour of the late, Mr Peaceman Ntokozo Cele: Umlazi District Director at Northwood High School.

    Venue: Northwood High School in Durban.

    Date: 17 March 2022


    2-Day Collaboration Meeting

    The KZN SACE and the KZNDOE’S UMgungundlovu District held a 2-Day Principals Collaboration Meeting in Durban.

    Venue: Venue: Tropicana Hotel in Durban.

    Date: 17 - 18 March 2022


    Early Childhood Development Indaba

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala together with the MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu and the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the Early Childhood Development Indaba held at the ICC in Durban this morning.

    Venue: ICC in Durban

    Date : 17 March 2022



    QLTC Launch Ilembe

    The KZNDOE’s Ilembe District launched its Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign today.

    Date: 15 March 2022



    PYEI Workshop

    Day One – The KZNDOE’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the KZN Provincial PYEI Workshop.

    Date: 15 March 2022



    Accountability Sessions with Underperforming Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo held an Accountability Session with the Umlazi and Pinetown Districts at Anton Lembede Building in Pietermaritzburg.

    The aim of the Accountability Session is to find reasons as to why the schools under performed and how to improve the pass rate of the under performing schools in the 2022 National Senior Certificate Examination.

    Venue: Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date : 15 March 2022



    LEAP Project

    The KZNDOE launched the Training of LEAP, Learning English Audio Project (LEAP) for the UMgungundlovu, Harry Gwala and Ilembe Districts.

    Venue: Garden Court - Marine Parade, Durban

    Date: 15 March 2022



    Oversight Visit by MEC Mshengu

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo visited Cosmo Primary School in Howick to check the paperless classroom programme's progress this morning.

    Venue: Cosmo Primary School in Howick.

    Date : 15 March 2022



    Accountability Sessions with Underperforming Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo visited Emyezaneni High School under the Umgungundlovu District.

    The visit by the MEC is part of the accountability sessions, where schools that underperformed with less than 40% in the National Senior Certificate Examination, must account and give reasons for their underperformance.

    The MEC, HoD and senior management engaged with the Senior Management Team of Emyazaneni High School. These engagements are part of the accountability sessions programme held by the KZN Department of Education to understand the challenges and offer support to the underperforming schools.

    Venue: Emyazaneni High School.

    Date : 14 March 2022



    GBV & Sexual Offences Stakeholders Engagement

    The KZNDOE’s DDG Advocate Bheki Masuku, Branch Corporate Services on behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu addressed the Gender Based Violence and Sexual Offences Stakeholder Engagement organised by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development held at the Royal Hotel in Durban.

    Purpose: All Stakeholders to engage on strategies to address challenges relating to Sexual Offences, GBV & Femicide, which followed a community engagement session that took place on the 29th of November 2021 at the INK area.

    Venue: The Royal Hotel, DBN

    Date: 11 March 2022



    QLTC Launch Pinetown

    The KZNDOE’s Pinetown District launched its Quality Learning & Teaching Campaign (QLTC) at the VN Naik today.

    Venue: VN Naik Special School in Durban

    Date: 11 March 2022



    Workshop Dundee

    A National Symbols Workshop was held at the Majuba TVET College in Dundee today.

    Venue: Majuba TVET College in Dundee

    Date: 11 March 2022



    Farewell District Director: Umlazi, the Late, Mr. Ntokozo Cele

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo attended the funeral service to bid farewell to the District Director: Umlazi, the late Mr Ntokozo Cele.

    The MEC and HOD offered their heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends.

    Venue: Hillcrest Primary School, Cemetery, Lala Kahle Cemetery.

    Date : 13 March 2022



    uMgungundlovu District Accountability Session

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo presided over the Umgungundlovu District Accountability Session held at Education House Anton Lambede Building

    Venue: Ground Floor, Boardroom, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 11 March 2022



    RCL 2022 Launch

    The KZNDOE’s UMzinyathi District launched its 2022 RCL Inauguration and Induction Ceremony at Dundee Junior School today.

    Venue: Dundee Junior School (Excelsior Lane)

    Date: 10 March 2022




    KZN Women’s Day Summit

    The Office of the Premier hosted an International Women’s Day Summit for all SMS members in the Province held at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

    Venue: Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

    Date: 08 March 2022





    National Symbols Education

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education together with the Department of Arts and Culture held a National Symbols Education Workshop today.

    Venue: Adams College

    Date:04 March 2022





    Resolving the Unrest

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the, HOD, Mr Godfrey Nkosinathi Ngcobo and DDG, Advocate Bheki Masuku visited Ohlange High School to address, resolve the unrest and alleged misdemeanour.


    The issues that warranted the visit were:

    The legitimacy of the SGB;

    The issue of payment by the parents; and

    The implementation of the forensic report recommendations.

    Venue: Ohlange Secondary School.

    Date: 01 March 2022





    Restoration of Teaching and Learning

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu visited Grosvenor Girls High School to intervene and restore teaching and learning caused by alleged racism.

    Venue: Grosvenor Girls High School

    Date: 01 March 2022





    Launch of the 2023 Learner School Admission

    The KZN Department of Education launched the 2023 Learner School Admission Programme at Alexander High School.

    Officially launching the 2023 Learner School Admission Programme on behalf of the KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu, was Dr Barney Mthembu, who encouraged parents and guardians to register their children early to prevent, delays, disappointments and bureaucratic hurdles that late registration may present.

    Venue: Alexander High School, Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 01 March 2022





    School Disruption

    Senior Officials of the KZN Department of Education visited Grosvenor Girls High School to try and resolve issues that caused the disruption of teaching and learning at the school.

    Venue: Grosvenor Girls High.

    Date: 25 February 2022





    Provincial Welcome

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala welcomed the Edendale Technical High School Female Soccer Team to a luncheon reception.

    Venue: the Platinum Hall (UMgungundlovu District)

    Date: 25 February 2022




    ECD Function Shift

    The Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga visited Khaselihle Junior Primary School in Mandeni, Newcastle. The purpose of the visit was to meet with ECD practitioners to provide clarity on the ECD Function Shift to take effect from 01 April.

    In the second session, the Minister engaged with the principals of the Amajuba District followed by a Q & A session.

    Venue: Khaselihle Junior Primary School.

    Date: 25 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC uMkhanyakude District

    The KZNDOE’s UMkhanyakude District launched its Quality Learning & Teaching Campaign (QLTC) today.

    Venue: Khulani Special School

    Date: 24 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC uMkhanyakude District

    The KZNDOE’s UMkhanyakude District launched its Quality Learning & Teaching Campaign (QLTC) today.

    Venue: Khulani Special School

    Date: 24 February 2022




    SOPA KZN 2022

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu attended the State of the Province Address KZN 2022 that took place at the Royal Show Grounds in Pietermaritzburg.

    The KZN Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala presented the 2022 SOPA this morning, which took place at the Royal Show Grounds.

    Venue: Royal Show Grounds in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 22 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC - King Cetshwayo District

    The KZNDOE’S King Cetshwayo District Launched its Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) at Dlangezwa High School today.

    Venue: Dlangezwa High School

    Date: 23 February 2022




    SABC Back to School Campaign

    As part of SABC’s Back to School Campaign, Radio uKhozi FM together with the cast of uZalo visited Umconjwana High School to motivate learners and also donate sanitary towels to the girl learners.

    Venue: Umconjwana High School

    Date: 23 February 2022




    Welcomed the National Champions

    The KZNDOE’S Acting HOD, Dr Barney Mthembu welcomed the Edendale Ladies Soccer Team, on behalf of the MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu at the King Shaka International Airport in La Mercy, Durban.

    The Pan African Schools Championship Games were played by schools' teams from six African countries namely: Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco, South Africa, Senegal, Benin, and Ethiopia.

    After a series of great performances by Edendale team (South Africa), they claimed the number two spot and received silver medals, losing 0-1 to Morocco in the finals.

    As we celebrate the team’s success in the tournament, we are also proud to announce that 5 players have been called up to the National Team’s Under-17 squad to represent South Africa.

    Venue: King Shaka International Airport

    Date: 22 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC Pietermaritzburg

    The KZNDOE’S Umgungundlovu District
    Launched it's Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) at Linpark High School in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue: Linpark High School

    Date: 22 February 2022




    Visit to 2 Community Based ECD Centers

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Head of Department, Acting, Dr Barney Mthembu visited two ECD Centres at the Ashdown area in the Umgungundlovu District this morning.

    The MEC after monitoring and conducting an oversight visit to two Community Based ECD Centres in the Ashdown area in the Umgungundlovu District, as part of the ECD Function Shift process, held a meeting with seven work streams members in the Boardroom at Education House, Anton Lambede Building.

    Venue: ECD Centres in the Ashdown area and at Education House, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 22 February 2022




    2021 NSC Awards Ceremony

    The KZNDOE’S Ozwathini Circuit held its 2021 National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony at Johnny Makhathini Hall in Ndwedwe.

    Guest speaker at the Ozwathini Circuit 2021 National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony was Mr Muzi Mhlambi, Head of Communication, Head Office.

    Venue: Johnny Makhathini Hall in Ndwedwe under Ilembe District

    Date: 18 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC

    The KZNDOE’S Uthukela District launched it's Quality Learning & Teaching Campaign (QLTC) at the Civic Hall in Ladysmith.

    Signing of the Pledge.

    Venue: Civic Hall, Ladysmith

    Date: 17 February 2022




    Library Resources

    The KZNDOE officially handed-over Library Resources to the Nongoma Primary School today.

    Venue: Nongoma Primary School

    Date: 17 February 2022




    National Champions Ready for Take Off

    The KZNDOE’S Edendale Technical High School Ladies Soccer Team all excited to board their flight to the DRC for their International tournament.

    Wishing the Team a safe trip, success and good luck at the King Shaka International Airport was the Head of Communication, Mr Muzi Mhlambi, on behalf of the KZN Department of Education.

    Venue: King Shaka International Airport

    Date: 16 February 2022




    Good Luck & Bon Voyage

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Department of Sport and Recreation hosted an official send off to the National Champions, the Edendale Technical High School Ladies Soccer Team. The Champions will be participating in an International Soccer Tournament to be held in the DRC.

    Venue: Thuthuka Hall (Edendale)

    Date: 15 February 2022




    Official Hand-over of Library Resources

    The KZN Department of Education officially Handed-over Library Resources to the Richmond Education Centre

    Venue: Richmond Education Centre

    Date: 15 February 2022




    Official Opening of Training Center

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially opened SAPREF Durban South Training Center in Durban.

    Venue: Durban South Training Center

    Date: 15 February 2022




    Official Opening of Training Center

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially opened SAPREF Durban South Training Center in Durban.

    Venue: Durban South Training Center

    Date: 15 February 2022




    Official Launch

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially launched the E-Submission Report System Go Live at Nuwe Republiek Primary School in Vryheid.


    Venue: Nuwe Republiek Primary School in Vryheid in the Zululand District.

    Date: 11 February 2022




    Matric 2021 Excellent Awards Ceremony - Pinetown Boys' High School

    The KZNDOE’S Pinetown District held its 2021 NSC Awards at the Pinetown Boys' High School.

    Venue: Pinetown Boys' High School.

    Date: 11 February 2022




    Matric 2021 Excellent Awards Ceremony - Cool Air

    The Mshwathi Municipality Matric 2021 Excellence Awards Ceremony held at Cool Air Community Hall.

    Handover of Awards to Mshwathi Municipality Top Ten Performing School.

    Handover of Awards to Learners with highest marks in the Matric 2021 Examination.

    Venue : Cool Air Community Hall

    Date : 10 February 2022




    Crime in SA Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu addressed the KZNDOE's School Safety Summit held at a Community Centre in 65 Cathcart Street in Greytown.

    Venue: Community Centre, 65 Cathcart St, Greytown, 3250

    Date: 10 February 2022




    NSC Award Ceremony

    The KZNDOE’S Ntuzuma Circuit held its 2021 National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony at the SAICA Building in Sherwood, Durban.

    The Chief Guest Speaker at the NSC Awards Ceremony was the Head of Communication, Mr Muzi Mhlambi

    Venue: SAICA Building in Sherwood , Durban

    Date: 10 February 2022




    Launch of QLTC

    The KZNDOE’S Amajuba District launched it's Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) at Ferrum High School today.

    Venue: Ferrum High School

    Date: 08 February 2022




    Welcome of Full Complement of Learners

    The Acting Head of Department for KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, Dr Barney Mthembu on behalf of the MEC, Mr Kwazi Mshengu visited the Pinetown District to monitor and welcome the full complement of learners who return to schools across the Province.

    Venue: KwaMashu, B Section, Ethekwini Primary School.

    Date : Monday, 07 February 2022




    Laptop Donation & GET Meeting

    The KZNDOE’S Directorate: GET Curriculum CES’s and Foundation Phase Subject Advisors held a meeting at Selbourne Golf Estate Hotel.

    Department officials also received laptops donated by VVOB.

    Venue : Selbourne Golf Estate Hotel

    Date : 01 February 2022




    Day 1 Planning Session for MST & ICT Support Programmes

     The KZNDOE’S Directorate: MST & ICT held a Planning Session for MST & ICT Support Programmes for 2022.


    Purpose: To discuss issues for the Business Plan for the year 2022, to discuss the Procurement Plan and also identify challenges.

    Day 1 Output:
    Consolidated MST / ICT Planning Document.

    Venue : Premier Hotel - Umhlanga

    Date : 27 January 2022




    Day 2 Planning Session for MST & ICT Support Programmes

    The KZNDOE’S Directorate: MST & ICT Day 2 Planning Session for MST & ICT Support Programmes for 2022.

    Venue : Premier Hotel - Umhlanga

    Date : 28 January 2022




    2-Day Planning Session

    School Functionality - Visit by MPLs at Chesterville Secondary School.

    Venue : Chesterville Secondary School.

    Date : 27 January 2022



    Crime in SA Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu visited Dassenhoek High School, to give support to the traumatised learners and staff who were attacked by unknown knife and gunmen wielding thugs demanding money, cellphones and wallets.

    In the standoff four learners were stabbed by the robbers who allegedly broke the fence to gain access into the school premises. The learners were hospitalized for stab wounds.

    Venue: Dassenhoek High School, KwaNdengezi Circuit, Pinetown District

    Date: 27 January 2022

    MANCOSA Donates Library Resources

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Acting Head of Department, Dr Barney Mthembu officially handed-over Library Resources at Sizamokuhle Primary School kindly donated by MANCOSA.

    MEC Mshengu welcomed the donation made by MANCOSA to enrich the lives of our learners in the field of education,our future communities and leaders in the Midlands locale.


    Venue: Celimfundo Primary School in the uThukela District.

    Date: 26 January 2022

    Tablets & MANCOSA ELITS Library Resources

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Acting HOD, Dr Barney Mthembu officially handed-over tablets to school principals and MANCOSA KZNDOE ELITS School library resources to Celimfundo Primary School in the uThukela District.

    Venue: Celimfundo Primary School.

    Date: 25 January 2022

    Science Show

    Anton Lembede Science Show Programme.

    Venue : Anton Lembede MST Academy.

    Date : 24 January 2022

    Release of the 2021 NSC Examination Results

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Mr Sihle Zikalala officially announced the Release of the 2021 National Senior Certificate & Adult Education and Training Results for Learners in KZN.

    Venue: La Mercy Maths and Science Academy

    Date: 21 January 2022

    Back to School, 1st Day of the School Academic Year 2022

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr. Reginah Mhaule conducted oversight visits on the first day of school opening at Izwilesizwe Primary School and Georgetown High School in Pietermaritzburg. Today all coastal schools open their doors to teaching and learning for the 2022 Academic Year.


    Venue: Izwilesizwe Primary School and Georgetown High School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

    Date: 19 January 2022

    Back to School, Inspection of Storm Damage to Schools

    The KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu visited Emzamweni High School to assess the storm damage caused by the floods.

    The storm caused major damage to LTSM due to the heavy rains.

    The MEC also visited Eastwood Secondary School to assess the storm damage and determine the state-of- readiness of the school on Wednesday.

    Venue: Emzamweni High School and Eastwood Secondary School in the UMgungundlovu District in Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 17 January 2022

    Two-Day District Planning Meeting - Pinetown

    The KZNDOE’S Pinetown District held a Two-Day Planning Session ahead of School Opening 2022.

    The District’s Circuit Managers were issued with tablets to improve Service Delivery.

    Venue: Pinetown Girls High School

    Date: 13 - 14 January 2022

    Day 2 - Two-Day uMgungundlovu District Planning Meeting

    The KZNDOE’S Umgungundlovu District held a Two-Day Planning Session ahead of School Opening 2022.

    Venue: Carter High School

    Date: 14 January 2022

    Back to School 2022 State of Readiness Meeting

    The KZN Department of Education held a State of Readiness Meeting in preparation ahead of School Opening on Wednesday, 19 January 2022, Chaired by the KZN MEC for Education the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu.

    The Key programmes discussed were:

    -2022 Admissions;
    -Provision of PPEs;
    -Learner Support Materials;
    - Infrastructure;
    -Water and Sanitation;
    -Scholar Transport;
    -Provision of Teachers; and
    -School Nutrition.

    Venue: Education House, Anton Lambede Building, 247 Burger Street,
    Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 13 January 2022

    Day 1 - Two-Day uMgungundlovu District Planning Meeting 2022

    The KZNDOE’S Umgungundlovu District held a Two-Day Planning Session ahead of School Opening 2022.

    Venue: Carter High School

    Date: 13 January 2022

    School Staffing 2022

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education held a meeting on school staffing for 2022, led by the KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu.

    Venue: MEC’s Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 06 January 2022

    Monitoring Marking - KwaZulu-Natal

    The KZN Department of Education’s Acting HOD, Dr B Mthembu accompanied the DG, Mr Mathanzima Mweli who visited the Province of KwaZulu-Natal to monitor the marking of the 2021 NSC Examinations scripts

    Venue: Richards Bay, Eshowe, schools and PMB schools

    Date: 17 December 2021

    Monitoring Marking - South Coast

    The KZN Department of Education’s Acting HOD, Dr B Mthembu monitored the Marking Centre at Adams College Marking Centre at Adams in the South Coast.

    Venue: Adams College Marking Centre at Adams.

    Date: 16 December 2021

    Day 2 Strategic Planning Session 2021

    Sitting of 5 Commissions - The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with Top Management of the KZN Department of Education hosting a 2-Day Strategic Planning Session 2021.

    The Theme: “Sound Corporate Governance and Accountability leading to optimal service delivery”.


    Commission 1
    Sound corporate governance and accountability.

    Commission 2
    Youth better prepared for further learning and world of work

    Commission 3
    Collaborative and responsive infrastructure planning and implementation

    Commission 4
    Improved reading for meaning, numeracy and digital skills.

    Commission 5
    A competent cohort of educators with the requisite skills for curriculum delivery and assessment in a changing world.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga

    Date: 13-14 December 2021

    Monitoring Marking

    The KZN Department of Education’s Acting HOD, Dr B Mthembu monitored the Marking Centre at ComTech Marking Centre in Umlazi.

    Venue: ComTech Marking Centre in Umlazi

    Date: 16 December 2021

    2-Day Strategic Planning Session 2021

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with Top Management of the KZN Department of Education hosting a 2-Day Strategic Planning Session 2021.

    The Theme: “Sound Corporate Governance and Accountability leading to optimal service delivery”.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga.

    Date: 13-14 December 2021

    100 Bicycles for Young Cyclist

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Minister for Justice and Correctional Service, the Honourable, Mr Ronald Lamola handed over a donation of a 100 bicycles to young cyclist in the UMgungundlovu District. The official hand-over was held at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

    Venue: Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

    Date: 12 December 2021

    REALS SA - Uthukela, uMgungundlovu and Umlazi Districts, Learner and Educator Information

    REALS SA – The KZN Department of Education launched the Reading and Leadership Strengthening in South African Schools (REALS SA) Advocacy and Planning Launch Programme for the Uthukela, Umgungudlovu and Umlazi Districts.

    Programme Director the HOC, Mr Muzi Mahlambi.

    Welcome, introductions and opening remarks by District Director Mr D.J Sibisi.

    Background to the REALS SA Programme by Dr Deva Govender

    Reading recovery Sub-programme by Mr Gaza Mbhalati (NECT)

    Curriculum recovery Sub-programme by Mr John Shongwe (UKZN)

    Assessment for learning Sub-programme by Prof Anil Kanjee (TUT)

    Leadership and management Sub-programme by Mr Geoff Schreiber (PSA)

    Reading and Leadership Strengthening in South African Schools (REALS SA) Programme - KZN Department of Education Advocacy and Planning Launch for the Uthukela, Umgungudlovu and Umlazi Districts

    Venue: Dokkies Hall, Durban.

    Date: 08 December 2021

    REALS SA

    The KZN Department of Education launched the Reading and Leadership Strengthening in South African Schools (REALS SA) Advocacy and Planning Launch Programme for the King Cetshwayo, Umkhanyakude and Zululand Districts.

    Purpose of the Programme :

    To cultivate a culture of reading for the learners and enhance leadership at a school level during Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

    Welcome and opening remarks by Mrs Welile Nzama, Acting District Director

    Background to the REALS SA by Dr Deva Govender, from NECT

    Presentation on Reading recovery sub-programme by Mr Gaza Mbhalati, from NECT

    Presentation on Curriculum recovery sub-programme, Mr John Shongwe, from UKZN.

    Presentation on Assessment for learning sub-programme professor Anil Kanjee, from (TUT) Tshwane University.

    Presentation on Leadership and management sub Programme by Mr Geoff Schreiber, from.(PSA) Performance and solution African

    Comments and discussion

    Venue: Heuwelland Primary School under the King Cetshwayo District

    Date: 07 December 2021

    ECD Directorate and Learner and Educator Information

    The KZN Department of Education hosted a Provincial ECD Seminar with regards to the ECD function shift, that took place at the Wentworth Youth Development Centre, Durban.

    Venue: Wentworth Youth Development Centre, Durban.

    Date: 07 December 2021

    ECD

    The Department of Education together with the Department of Social Development held an ECD Function shift work streams workshop meeting at Selborne Golf Estate.

    Venue : Selborne Golf estate

    Date: 03 December 2021

    World's Aids Day

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Acting HOD, Dr Barney Mthembu commemorated World Aids Day at the iNkosi Mzondeni Civic Centre under the Umkhanyakude District.

    The Programme Director was the Acting HOD, Dr Barney Mthembu.

    Welcome Remarks was undertaken by the Umkhanyakude District, Mayor Cllr Mandla Ndlela

    Candle Light Session was undertaken by
    MEC Mshengu, Induna yeNkosi, Mayor, Councillors and Religious Leaders, who lit the candles as a gesture to remember those who passed on due to the HIV/Aids virus.

    Status report on District HIV& Aids was undertaken by Ms Makhosazane Themba.


    Message of support by induna Phineas Mkhwanazi, Mr Nhleko Ndlela and Mr Raymond Khumalo.

    The MEC for Education, Mr Kwazi Mshengu delivered the Keynote address.

    Ms Mbongeleni Gina, uMtubatuba local Mayor moved the Votes of thanks.

    Venue: Inkosi Mzondeni Civic Centre

    Date: 01 December 2021

    Class of 2021

    The KZNDOE Acting HOD, Dr Barney Mthembu monitored the NSC Examination at Esethubeni Youth School in Westville Prison.

    Venue : Esethubeni Youth School in Westville Prison.

    Date: 30 November 2021

    Cabinet Day: Operation Sukuma Sakhe:

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the KZN Premier Mr Sihle Zikalala and the KZN DoE's HoD, Dr Enock Vusumuzi Nzama were engaged in Operation Sukuma Sakhe site visits at various locations. The Premier's site visit at the KwaNyuswa Tribal Court.

    Venue: KwaNyuswa Tribal Court.

    Date: 28 April 2021

    MMM Meeting:

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu met with the KZN DoE's HoD, Dr Enock Vusumuzi Nzama and DDGs at Anton Lembede Building in PMB.

    Venue: Anton Lembede building, 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg

    Date: 09 March 2021

    Review of the KZNDOE Organisational Structure:

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu met with the unions to review the organisational structure of the KZN Department of Education.

    Venue: Dokkies, Umbilo in Durban

    Date: 05 March 2021

    Top of the Class of 2020:

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu personally congratulated Mconjwana High School Principal, Staff and Class of 2020 for achieving a 100 % pass rate in the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examination.

    Venue: Mconjwana High School in the Umgungundlovu District.

    Date: 04 March 2021

    5-Day Tourvest Online Workshop:

    Day 4, Tourvest online training – Staff From the 12 Districts : The KZNDOE officials are being trained by Tourvest Agent on how to make online bookings for travel and accommodation.

    Venue : Dokkies, Umbilo, Durban

    Date: 04 March 2021

    Open Air School Top 5 Matric Awards Ceremony:

    The Top 5 Matriculants from the school received their Awards from the Chief Director: Dr R.C Penniston together with the Umlazi District Director, Mr PN Cele at Open Air School in Durban.

    Venue : Open Air School

    Date: 01 March 2021

    Offical School Opening:


    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially opened Nsimbini Secondary School in the Zululand District. He was accompanied by the KZN DoE's HoD, Dr Enock Vusumuzi Nzama

    Venue: Nsimbini Secondary School

    Date: 24 October 2020

    MMM Meeting:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu chaired the MEC's Management Meeting held at the Maritzburg College.

    Venue: Maritzburg College in PMB

    Date: 09 October 2020

    World Teacher's Day:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu concurrently thank the teachers for their loyalty and dedication to duty and simultaneously instilled discipline at Folweni High School. The MEC appealed to the community, SGB and the CPF to work together in fighting Gangsterism in school and addressed the issue of safety of our Teachers and Learners on school property.

    Venue: Folweni High School in the Umlazi District

    Date: 05 October 2020

    Special Adjusted Estimates:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu MEC Kwazi Mshengu delivered the Department of Education's Special Adjusted Estimates for the 2020/21 Financial Year.

    DOWNLOAD FULL SPEECH HERE

    Venue: Education House, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 17 September 2020

    KZN Vehicles:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially cut the ribbon during an unveiling ceremony of 110 new state vehicles that will be delivered to the 12 District Offices to enhance service delivery at school level.

    Venue: uMsunduzi Athletics Fields, opposite PMB Boys College in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 09 September 2020

    Opening Doors of Learning:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu officially cut the ribbon of a new block at Madistone Primary School in the Ilembe District.

    Venue: Madistone Primary School in the Ilembe District.

    Date: 04 September 2020

    Handover Ceremony:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with the Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr Regina Mhaule officially handed over 15 buses and teaching devices to special schools at a function held at the Scholar Amoris School in Umzinto in the Ugu District.

    Venue: Scholar Amoris School in Umzinto in the Ugu District.

    Date: 03 September 2020

    MEC’s Donation:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu's donation was handed over to the Ixopo Primary School in the Harry Gwala District.

    Date: 02 September 2020

    School Monitoring:


    The MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu monitored the return of schools in the Umlazi District.

    The schools visited were Isidingo Primary School and Zwelibanzi High School.

    Date: 24 August 2020

    PPE Donations


    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu  received over half a million worth of PPE donations from North Safety

    Venue: VR Warehouse, 6 Richmond Road in Pinetown.

    Date: 17 August 2020

    Delivery of PPE

    Delivery of PPE – The KZNDOE procured Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE), which are being delivered to the schools and circuit offices

    Deep clearing is ongoing, at Open Air Special School in the Umlazi District, KwaDukuza and Phambela Circuits principals Orientation Workshop on COVID-19 in the ILembe District. Iwangu Primary School in eNkandla, Inkosi uSishakuza Primary School in eNkandla, Sibahlengemvelo Primary School in eNkandla, Mphathesitha Secondary School in eNkandla, Chwezi Primary School in eNkandla, Pongolo Circuit PPEs delivered, Dingukwazi High School in Pongolo, Impunga High School in Harry Gwala District and Tholinhlanhla Primary School in uMzinyathi District.

    Inspection of Water Tanks and Hand-Washing Stations

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu inspected water tanks & hand-washing stations in the King Cetshwayo District.
    In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal is working around the clock in preparation of the education system's proposed phased schools reopening. The date for the reopening of schools is yet to be announced by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga. KZN Education MEC Mr Kwazi Mshengu will visit various schools in the King Cetswayo district where he will inspect water tanks & hand-washing stations. All these schools are located in Ngwelezane Township.

    MEC Launches Covid-19 Screening

    MEC Launches Covid-19 Screening - The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with other MECs and Premier Mr Sihle Zikalala were at Jika Joe Informal Settlements in Umgungundlovu Districts to launch the Covid-19 Community Screening

    MEC Monitors Strict Lockdown Measures

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu participated in a Roadblock that was conducted by RTI, SAPS and Metro Police at the Marrianhill Toll Plaza.
    Thereafter, MEC Mshengu Monitored SASSA Pay Points and Monitored Law Enforcement operations in Ethekwini Metro
    The MEC for Education, Kwazi Mshengu, together with Ethekwini Municipality Speaker, Cllr Weziwe Thusi, Cllr Thanduxolo Sabela and Officials from various Departments and Ethekwini Municipality monitored the SASSA Grant Payments Points in Ethekwini.

    School State-of-Readiness

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu together with KZN Premier, the Honourable, Mr Sihle Zikalala addressed a Media Briefing on the State-of- Readiness on the reopening of schools, following the National Lockdown due to the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic.
    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Mr Kwazi Mshengu after a through consultative meeting with the education sector, assured parents, learners and educators that the Department has procured enough PPE, Personal Protective Equipment that will last for the next 6 months and that all protocols will be adhered to in terms of the National Disaster Management Act regulations under Level 3 Lockdown.
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