EVENTS

    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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