EVENTS 2022

    The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, the Honourable, Ms Mbali Frazer intervenes at Sukuma High School

    MEC Frazer received concerns, that were submitted by the School Governing Body and the Community with regards to the appointment of the school principal.

    After a Task Team finding, MEC Frazer invited all the affected parties to a meeting that took place in her Boardroom
    today, where she communicated her decision.

    All parties present welcomed the decision.

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

    Date: 29 November 2022


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    MEC Meeting with the Directorate: Communication and Publication

    The MEC was briefed with a few publications, which included, the Department Diary 2023, Calendar 2023 and the MEC's 100 Days in Office.

    With a few adjustments, MEC Frazer approved the artwork and expressed her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the communication team for promoting a positive image of the Department.

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

    Date: 29 November 2022

    KZN Provincial Legislature

    Honourable Members of Provincial Legislature held a Special Sitting to Vote on the passing of the Adjustments Appropriation Bill, 2022.

    Present at the sitting was the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer.

    Venue: KZN Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 25 November 2022

    Donations of Full School Uniforms

    The Office of the MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer at a program held at Emahashini Primary School in Wembezi, Estcort, donated Full School Uniforms to over 70 Learners sponsored by the South African Social Security Agency Department (SASSA).

    The handover was undertaken by the Head of Ministry, Mr Vincent Masenti Myeni.

    Venue: Emahashini Primary School.

    Date: 25 November 2022

    Fashion Designer

    Ms Enhle Gabashe, a 14 year old Fashion Designer and Learner from Josephine Makhay Primary Sport School of Excellence was interviewed by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's Communication Directorate.

    She made headlines in the local fashion world.

    Venue: Josephine Makhay Primary Sport School of Excellence

    Date: 23 November 2022

    Phase IV of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)

    Provincial State of Readiness visit by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for Phase IV of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)

    The purpose of the visit is to conduct an assessment of the State of Readiness for the PED to implement Phase IV of the PYEI in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date: 23 November 2022

    Grade R Graduation 2022

    The KZN Department of Education's Ncekuya Primary School held a Graduation Ceremony for its Grade R Learners.

    Grade R (Readiness) is now the responsibility of the KZN Department of Education with the recent function shift from the Department of Social Development.

    KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer wish all Grade R Learners the best of luck in Grade 1 next year 2023.

    Venue: Ncekuya Primary School

    Date 23 November 2022

    Outstanding Municipal Electrical and Water Bills

    The KZN Department of Education's Deputy Director General Acting: Institutional Develpment Support, Ms Weziwe Hadebe, held a meeting with UMgungundlovu District school principals to discuss a payment plan for outstanding municipal electrical and water bills.

    Venue: Newton Pre-vocational school, Umgungundlovu

    Date: 22 November 2022

    Umlazi District ECD Registration Jamboree

    The KZN Department of Education Umlazi District TLS-GET & ECD hosted the Vangasali ECD Registration Jamboree Session.

    The session will help create the platform to increase the number of ECD Centres and provide access and care for children from birth to 4 years.

    Venue : Sinenhlanhla Children's Creche - Luganda

    Date: 22 November 2022

    World Toilets Day - Donation of Ablution Facilities

    Unilever commemorating World Toilets Day, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and the KZN Department of Education built and handed over ablution facilities to Thethandaba Primary School in Kranskop in the ILembe District.

    Representing the KZN Department of Education was Ms TA Gumede, General Manager: District Operations, who delivered the keynote address during the handover ceremony.

    Venue: Thethndaba Primary School in Kranskop

    Date: 18 November 2022

    MEC Frazer Monitors Matric Examinations in Wembezi

    The KZN MEC, Education, Ms Mbali Frazer monitored the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations in Wembezi.

    She visited Bhekundi and Drankensberg Secondary Schools in the uThukela District.

    Venue: uThukela District.

    Date: 18 November 2022


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    School Monitoring Programme and Donating of School Uniforms

    Two schools benefited from the magnanimous donation of school uniforms made by the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer during her ministerial duties of school monitoring in the King Cetshwayo District.

    The schools visited and benefited were uMghabi Combined School and Mfanefile Primary School.

    Venue: King Cetshwayo District

    Date: 17 November 2022

    Monitoring of the Matric Examinations

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer monitored the National Senior Certificate Examinations at Sizimele High School under the Amajuba District.

    The principal during the MEC's visit, took the opportunity to raised some of the challenges experienced by the school, namely:

    • The School buildings are inadequate and in a poor condition;
    • Not enough school furniture;
    • A high rate of teenage pregnancy;
    • A high rate of bullying;
    • Over crowding of learners in one classroom;
    • A high rate of drug abuse; and
    • A shortage of classrooms.

    During her walkabout, MEC Frazer acknowledged the poor condition of the school infrastructure and promised to deal with the matter.

    Venue: Sizimele High School

    Date: 16 November 2022

    Hybrid Interfaith Symposium 2022

    A very successful Hybrid Interfaith Symposium was hosted today in Newcastle.

    A presentation was made by Mr Dion Khwela representing the KZN Department of Education Head Office.

    The topic related to GBV in schools under the theme: "KZN Interfaith Sector maximising it's influence in the fight against Gender Based Violence, other Social Ills and building a safe environment for the future generations".

    Venue: Newcastle Inn

    Date: 15 November 2022

    Anton Lembede MST Academy Presentation

    The KZN MEC for Education, Honourable Mbali Frazer received a presentation from the senior leadership of the Anton Lembede MST Academy.

    The Principal’s presentation gave an update on how the institution is progressing and he also tabled plans to make improvements where necessary.

    Venue: Education House, Anton Lembede Building.

    Date: 15 November 2022

    School Investigation Reports

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Ms Mbali Frazer Chaired a series of meeting today.

    At her subsequent meeting received the Sukuma High School Investigation Report and the Phendukani High School Investigation Report.

    Venue: Education House, Anton Lembede Building.

    Date: 15 November 2022

    Unemployed Qualified Educators

    The KZN MEC for Education, the Honourable, Ms Mbali Frazer met with unemployed qualified educators, which took place at Education House, Anton Lembede Building in Pietermaritzburg.

    Venue: Head Office, MEC’S Boardroom, Education House, Anton Lembede Building, 247 Burger Street in Pietermaritzburg.

    Date: 15 November 2022

    MEC Frazer is outraged by the attack and robbery of educators and learners at Georgetown High School in PMB

    Today, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer visited Georgetown High School to comfort the educators and learners who were violently attacked by 3 unknown gunmen.

    MEC Frazer expressed her shock and disappointment at the attack and robbery of educators and learners of their valuables and cash during an overnight study session on Saturday evening.

    MEC Frazer has condemned this barbaric act and called for the police to leave no stone unturned in order to apprehend these criminals.

    She further thanked the parents who were able to swiftly make their way to Georgetown High School to provide necessary support to the traumatised learners.

    Venue: Georgetown High School, Edendale

    Date: 14 November 2022

    MEC Frazer mourns the loss of a Matriculant

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer personally visited Mandlenkosi High School in Ntuzuma to offer her heartfelt condolences to the staff and learners following the stabbing of a Grade 12 Candidate.

    MEC Frazer, thereafter, proceeded to the home of the late learner to meet and offer comfort, support and her sympathies to the bereaved family on the huge loss of their child.

    Venue: Mandlenkosi High School in the Pinetown District

    Date: 14 November 2022

    KZNDOE'S PPN Consultative Meeting

    The Office of the MEC and the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) held another Post Provisioning Norm Consultative Meeting.

    KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer Chaired the PPN Consultative Meeting where all Teacher Unions were present, which took place at Dokkies this morning.

    Items on the agenda included:

    PPN presentation;
    Discussion;
    Way Forward; and Closure.

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date: 14 November 2022

    Day 2 - Council of Education Ministers (CEM) Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer attended the Council of Education Ministers Meeting.

    The CEM Meeting comprised of all nine Education MECs from the nine provinces and is Chaired by the National Minister of Basic Education, Minister Angie Motshekga.

    Also joining the CEM Meeting are Education HODs.

    Some of the Matters on the Agenda will include:

    Teacher Development, Curriculum & Language Policy, Developments around ECD, School Infrastructure Challenges and Examinations and Assessment.

    Venue : KZN Province at Zimbali Coastal Resort

    Date: 11 November 2022

    Day 1 - Council of Education Ministers (CEM) Meeting

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer hosted the Council of Education Ministers Meeting held at Zimbali.

    The CEM Meeting is Chaired by the National Minister of Basic Education, Minister Angie Motshekga.

    Some of the Matters on the Agenda will include:

    Teacher Development, Curriculum & Language Policy, Developments around ECD, School Infrastructure Challenges and Examinations and Assessment.

    Venue : KZN Province at Zimbali

    Date: 10 November 2022

    KZNDOE to Benefit from the Motsepe Foundation

    The 2022 Motsepe Foundation National Development Forum
    Roadshow took place with the community of
    UMgungundlovu District today.

    Ten schools in the UMgungundlovu District benefited a total cash donation of R320 000 each for the development and upgrading of their facilities.

    The following schools that received the donations were:

    Georgetown High School, Phayiphini High School, Sukuma Comprehensive School, Sibongumusa High School, Swayimana High School, Umthombo Secondary School, Ezulwini Combined School, Nsongeni Secondary School, Sanzwili Primary School and Crystal Springs Primary School.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer expressed her thanks and gratitude to the Motsepe Foundation for their generosity and financial support to benefit education in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue: Life Bible Church International

    Date: 09 November 2022

    KZNDOE-VVOB Partnership

    The KZN Department of Education in partnership with VVOB held a Provincial Steering Committee Meeting at Coastlands Conference Centre.

    The purpose of the meeting was to unpack the VVOB -DBE Partnership Programmes and Projects presented by Dr Wilfred Theunis.

    EGRI - Early Grade Reading Instruction presented Ms Thobeka Mdlophane; and

    BLEND Learning through Play presented by Ms Venessa Mentor.

    The plan is moving from Face-to-face training to online/blended training.

    Venue: Coastlands Conference Centre, Umhlanga.

    Date: 09 November 2022

    MEC Frazer monitored Matric Examinations and Premiers' Imbizo

    Ahead of the Premiers' Imbizo, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer monitored the National Senior Certificate Examinations at Dlabesuthe High School in Msinga.

    During her unannounced visit, MEC Frazer expressed her satisfaction, after seeing that invigilators and Matric Candidates were ready, way ahead of the official start.

    "I am happy with the progress of the NSC Examinations in the Province. Today we are here to monitor the examinations and I am satisfied with what I have just seen," said MEC Frazer.

    She thanked all parents, educators and stakeholders, who have supported the Matric Candidates with the preparations for the final examinations.

    "Education is a societal issue so the responsibility to protect our children's rights to education is a collective one," said MEC Frazer.

    Commenting on the potential impact of this week's inclement wet weather on the NSC Examinations, MEC Frazer said, the KZN Department of Education has measures in place to ensure that question papers and answer sheets are delivered to all examination centres timeously.

    Thereafter, MEC Frazer joined the KZN Premier, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube's Premiers' Imbizo held at uMsinga today, to unpack the multi-million rand projects ranging from building of roads, bridges and the state-of-the-art school held at Kwacwaka in Umsinga under the Mzinyathi District, uMsinga Local Municipality.

    Venue: uMsinga Local Municipality,
    Mzinyathi District.

    Date: 08 November 2022

    Premiers' Imbizo

    The KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube together with the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer and MEC's during the Premiers'Imbizo visited uMsinga today to unpack the multi-million rand projects ranging from building of roads, bridges and the state-of-the-art school held at Kwacwaka in Umsinga under the Mzinyathi District, uMsinga Local Municipality.

    Venue: uMsinga Local Municipality,
    Mzinyathi District.

    Date: 08 November 2022

    Posts Provisioning Norm Consultative Meeting

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer met with teacher unions this morning to discuss the 2023 Posts Provisioning Norm.

    Venue : Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Road, Umbilo.

    Date: 07 November 2022

    KwaZulu-Natal Legislature

    Day 2 - The KZN Provincial Legislature hosted, 'Taking Legislature to the People Programme' held
    at the Harry Gwala District.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer addressed the Sitting of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.
    Venue: Bhongweni Youth Center, Greater Kokstad Local Municipality, Harry Gwala District.

    Date: 04 November 2022

    Employee Health and Wellness Day

    The KZN Department of Education's Human Resource Development (HRD) Employee Health and Wellness Sub - Directorate hosted an Extended Corporate Management Branch Wellness Day.

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date: 04 November 2022

    MTN 8 Mini Schools Soccer Tournament - Wafa-Wafa 2022 Champions

    The KZN Department of Education’s HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the MTN 8 Mini Schools Soccer Tournament - Wafa-Wafa 2022 Champions

    After a long highly competitive day at King Zwelithini Stadium, the participating teams showcased their talents, playing up to the tournament theme, which says Wafa-Wafa we finally have the winners.

    The winners are as follows: Guzana Secondary School under the ILembe District took second place and Smero Secondary School under the Umgungundlovu District took first place.

    In the boys teams, Lihlithemba Secondary School under the ILembe District took second place and Qhilika High School under the Umlazi District took first place.

    The prize of R3 000,00 was scooped by second place winners and first place took home R5 000,00.

    The winners also received MTN Hampers.

    Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi

    Date: 04 November 2022

    Global Education Best Awards 2022

    Rosehieghts School Principal, Dr RS Budhal from the KZN Department of Education's Umlazi District, Karanja Circuit, has done it again in 2022 by scooping the International Principal of the Year Award.

    In 2021 he won the National Teachers' Award in Leadership and has represented the District with distinction.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer congratulates Dr RS Budhal for all the achievements he accomplished in the past years, thereby promoting a positive image of the KZN Department of Education.

    The HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo wished Dr RS Budhal all the best in his future endeavours.

    Date : November 2022

    MEC Frazer Averts Matric Disaster at JE Ndlovu High School

    This morning, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer swiftly intervened averting near Matric Examinations disruptions, due to community protests at JE Ndlovu High School in KwaMashu.

    MEC Frazer held a meeting with all roleplayers and education stakeholders, which included, SMT, SGB, Union Site Stewards and the Officials from the Circuit Office. The outcomes was very successful.

    The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Mbali Frazer would like to once again warn communities not to disrupt examination processes, whenever they have service delivery issues or issues regarding school governance.

    Venue: JE Ndlovu High School

    Date: 03 November 2022


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    KwaZulu-Natal Legislature

    The KZN Provincial Legislature hosted, 'Taking Legislature to the People Programme' held at the Harry Gwala District.

    Venue: Bhongweni Youth Center, Greater Kokstad Local Municipality, Harry Gwala District.

    Date: 03 November 2022

    Champions Gets A Heroes Welcome

    The KZN MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture, Ms Amanda Bani-Mapena, the Acting HOD for Sports, Art and Culture, Dr Nonhlanhla Ndlovu and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's Head of Department, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, welcomed the Champions, Edendale Technical Secondary School at King Shaka International Airport this morning.

    Venue : King Shaka International Airport

    Date : 02 November 2022

    Reviving School Sports - MTN 8 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme Wafa Wafa Competition Activation

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education collaborated with MTN 8 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in an effort to Revive School Sports.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was the Keynote Speaker at the event.

    “As a Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal, we are very excited with this gesture, collaboration and
    involvement of MTN in school sports. We have recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with
    the Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation to ensure that school sports is revived in
    all our schools,” said MEC Mbali Frazer.

    Venue: Pietermaritzburg City Hall

    Date: 1 November 2022

    Contractor Introductory Meeting

    As a follow-up to MEC Frazer's engagement session with the stakeholders and the Community of Phuthini Secondary School, the Acting DDG: Institutional Development Support, Ms W Hadebe and District Officials held a Contractor Introductory Meeting and handover of contractors to Phutini Secondary School and Medeosweet Combined School in the Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality.

    Venue: Phutini Secondary School and Medeosweet Combined School.

    Date: 31 October 2022

    Day 1 - Monitoring of the 2022 NSC Examinations - Phutini

    The KZN Department of Education's Acting DDG: Institutional Development, Ms Weziwe Hadebe monitored Matric Candidates writing English Paper 1 at Phutini Secondary School, under the Uthukela District.

    Venue: Phutini Secondary School.

    Date: Monday, 31 October 2022

    Day 1 - Monitoring of the 2022 NSC Examinations - Mqhawe

    The KZN Department of Education's HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo monitored Matric Candidates writing English Paper 1 at Mqhawe High School in Inanda under the Pinetown District.

    Venue: Mqhawe High School.

    Date: Monday, 31 October 2022

    Day 1 - Monitoring of the 2022 NSC Examinations - Ogwini

    The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule together with the KZN MEC
    for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer and the KZNDOE'S HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo have jointly addressed the Matric Candidates and monitored the first day of the 2022 National Senior Certificate
    Examinations held at Ogwini Comprehensive
    High School in Umlazi, P Section.

    A total of 180 581 candidates will be writing this morning session, full-time 174 420 and part-time 6 151.

    The NSC
    Examinations will end on 07 December 2022.

    The Department of Education has requested all examination centre managers to allow Matric Candidates to write their examination papers, even if they do not yet have their identity documents from the Department of Home Affairs.

    Matric candidates are required to submit a certified copy of their IDs within 6 months after the examinations.

    Venue: Ogwini Comprehensive
    High School in Umlazi, P Section

    Date: Monday, 31 October 2022

    Kings Coronation Celebration

    His Majesty King Misuzulu KaZwelithini was officially recognised by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a special coronation ceremony held in Durban that will signify his legitimacy as the reigning monarch of AmaZulu.

    KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the Premier and Cabinet Colleagues were part of the VIP dignitaries who supported and witnessed the royal coronation amongst International guests.

    Over 60 thousand subjects descended to the most colourful, cultural and historic milestone event in the Zulu Kingdom.

    Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium

    Date: 29 October 2022

    KZN Multi Planting Season

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Bongi Sithole- Moloi were hands on at the Provincial Government Multi Planting Season community program held in farms to promote food security and growth in Ladysmith.

    Venue: Ladysmith

    Date: 28 October 2022

    School Libraries Excellence Awards - Pinetown District

    The KZN Department of Education's Education Library and Information Technology Services (ELITS) Directorate organised the School Libraries Excellence Awards Ceremony.

    The following school in the categories mentioned below participated in the competition, namely:

    1. Primary School Semi Urban Level
    2. Primary School Urban Level
    3. Primary School Rural Level
    4. Secondary School Semi - Urban Level.
    5. Hybrid Library

    The winners of the School Libraries Excellence Awards are as follows:

    Primary School Semi Urban Level

    Position 1
    Zuzokuhle Primary

    Primary School Urban Level

    Position 1
    Lyndhurst Primary

    Primary School Rural Level

    Position 1
    Mthubi Primary

    Secondary School Semi - Urban Level

    Position 1 = Intakemazolo

    Hybrid Library

    Position 1 = Redcliffe Primary.

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer congratulated the winners.

    Venue: New Germany Primary School.

    Date: 26 October 2022

    KZN Floods - Close-out Report on the Flood Disaster Conditional Assessment

    The KZN Department of Education's Head of Department, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo Chaired the Close-Out Report Meeting on the Provincial Flood Disaster Conditional Assessment Management for the 630 schools that were affected by the flooding in April 2022.

    The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) conducted a Post-KZN Floods Assessment, commissioned by the Department of Basic Education (DBE).

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date: 27 October 2022

    Senior Citizens' Sports Day

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer hosted the Uthukela District Senior Citizens' Sports Day programme at Wembezi Sports Field

    Date: 27 October 2022

    Road Safety - October Transport Month

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer led a Multi-disciplinary Roadblock Operation on the N11 in Alfred Duma Local Municipality, under uThukela, that was conducted by the Department of Transport in KwaZulu-Natal.

    The Roadblock Operation is part of the activities planned for the month of October, called Transport Month.

    Several Law Enforcement Agencies joined, including the Road Traffic Inspectorate and SAPS.

    Venue: Ladysmith, uThukela District.

    Date: 27 October 2022

    Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) - Cabinet Day and District Development Model

    KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer addressed the OSS Briefing together with the Premier and Members of the KZN Cabinet.

    MEC Mbali Frazer held an engagement session with the stakeholders and the community of Phuthini Secondary School. She reported on the progress being made with the process of constructing a new school.

    The members of the executive council conducted an inspection of the projects and held a community engagement session.

    Venue: Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality

    Date: 26 October 2022

    Umlazi District - TLS-GET Excellence Awards 2022

    The KZN Department of Education's Umlazi District hosted a TLS-GET Excellence Awards 2022 Ceremony to encourage and inspire learners excelling in the different subjects.

    Ms Busi Mahlambi CES: ECD and GET, representing the Umlazi District briefed the audience on the purpose of the event and thanked learners for their outstanding academic performance and wished them well in 2023.

    The Guest Speaker for the Awards Ceremony was Dr Mqadi an Academic from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Senior Lecturer in the Accounting & Auditing Department.

    Venue: Westpark Special School, Durban

    Date : 26 October 2022

    Matric 2022 State of Readiness Media Briefing

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer briefed the Media on the State of Readiness of the 2022 National Senior Certificate Examinations.

    With only 5 days to go to the Matric Examinations, MEC Frazer announced its all systems go at a Media Briefing held at Inanda Seminary School

    The KZN Department of Education's HoD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo also joined the media briefing.

    Venue: Inanda Seminary School

    Date: 25 October 2022

    Matric Provincial Examination Prayer 2022

    With 5 days to go with the start of the NSC Examinations, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer joined an Examination Prayer session for Grade 12 Learners, which was hosted by the uMshwathi Municipality.

    The prayer took place at Coolair Community Hall.

    Date: 25 October 2022

    Matric Provincial Examination Prayer 2022

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer joined the largest fellowship congregation the Nazareth Baptist Church in Estcourt to pray for the success of education of our Learners, especially the Grade 12 Candidates, who will start their examinations in 8 days.

    Venue: Estcourt

    Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022

    Principals Meeting 2022

    The Ugu District hosted a Principals Meeting and the purpose was to create awareness, understanding and acceptance by educators and school Managements teams.

    They discussed the Four Performance Standards as set out in the quality management system:

    1 Creation of Positive Learning Environment;
    2. Curriculum Knowledge, Lesson Planning and Presentation;
    3. Learner Assessments and Achievement; and
    4. Professional Development.

    Thereafter, they discussed about the effects of Covid-19 on teaching and the country in need of skilled artisans and trade people.

    The meeting was appraised of the Department of Basic Education introducing the new Three Stream Model into the Curriculum.

    Venue: Berea Technical College

    Date : 21 October 2022

    National Senior Certificate Examination Pledge Signing Ceremony

    Addressing a packed school hall, MEC Mbali Frazer, who was the Keynote Speaker
    during the event, said with less than 10 days before the start of the exams, the Department is ready for these assessments.

    "We are all here today to playing both our individual and collective roles in protecting the credibility and integrity of the upcoming exams," she said.

    MEC Frazer also committed that the Department would only use adequately trained
    invigilators and markers to conduct the examination.

    She warned the Class of 2022 about the consequences of cheating in the exams saying
    if found guilty the learner could be disbarred from rewriting for a number of years.

    MEC Frazer also encouraged Grade 12 Learners to visit local churches and temples this weekend for a Provincial Examination Prayer Weekend, 22-23 0ctober 2022.

    Venue: Little Flower Combined School, Harry Gwala District

    Date: 21 October 2022

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    National Teaching Awards Ceremony (NTA) 2022

    The 22nd Annual National Teaching Awards Ceremony was hosted by the Department of Basic Education, which took place at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria.

    Also in attendance were the VIPs, dignitaries, National Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angelina Motshekga, Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer, DBE Director-General, Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli and KZN Department of Education HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo

    Some of the KZNDOE success stories, Mr Qaphela Professor Dlamini from KwaZamokuhle Special School in KZN was the overall winner for the Excellency in Special Needs Teaching category.

    Mr Sizwe Zwane from Empangeni High School in KZN was the overall winner for the Excellency in Secondary School Leadership category.

    Mrs Thandeka Pinky Ndlozi from Imzikayifani Primary School in KZN was the overall winner for the Excellency in Primary School Teaching category.

    Venue: CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria.

    Date: 20 October 2022

    Handover Day - Siyakhakabusha Campaign

    The Siyakhakabusha Handover Day hosted at Siphosethu Primary School handed over an Administration Building as part of the first phase.

    Procter & Gamble South Africa (P&G) have announced, in partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), that they will be joining forces to rebuild schools impacted by the 2021 July Unrest.

    The SiyakhaKabusha Initiative which translates to ‘We Are Rebuilding’ in English will rehabilitate several schools impacted by the unrest. The initiative commenced on 15 December 2021 with five schools part of the phase one.

    P&G together with UNICEF, the National Education Collaboration Trust and the Department of Basic Education have identified five priority schools, located in Umlazi and Pinetown, which will receive repairs. The five schools that were allocated to P&G sustained the most damage during the unrest.

    These schools are

    - Ikumhlophe Secondary School,
    - Elora Primary School
    - Margot Fonteyn High
    - Golden Steps School
    - Siphosethu Primary School

    PNG, UNICEF, NECT and Local Business sector gathered to oversee the construction and renovation work of the school.

    Venue : Siphosethu Primary School

    Date : 19 October 2022

    Royal Visit & Meeting

    Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council visited the AmaZulu King at KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Household for a meeting with His Majesty, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.

    Venue: KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace, KwaNongoma.

    Date : 18 October 2022

    Transport Day - Traffic Road Block

    KwaZulu-Natal Members of the Executive Council joined the Ulundi Road Transport Inspectorate (RTI) in conducting a Traffic Road Block and spreading the gospel of road safety.

    Venue: Ulundi

    Date: 18 October 2022

    Transport Day - Road Safety

    Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council was in action in Ulundi, interacted with members of the public at the Ulundi Taxi Rank.

    The purpose of the road show is to conscientise the public about issues of road safety and the importance of obeying the law.

    Venue: Ulundi Taxi Rank

    Date: 18 October 2022

    Felifa High School in Ulundi

    Learners from Felifa High School in Ulundi got a surprise visit by the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer early this morning at 06h00.

    They get up as early as 5am to catch a 6am bus to school.

    Each bus has a Covid "screener" hired by the KwaZulu-Natal DOE. The screener used to also check temperature.
    Now each learner is sanitised as they board the bus.

    After inspecting the two buses that transport learners to school, MEC Mbali Frazer addressed Grade 12 Learners by encouraging them to study hard and wished them the best of luck in their final school examinations.

    Venue: Ulundi

    Date: 18 October 2022

    Celebrating 2020 - 22 Graduates & Examination Prayer Service

    KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was part of a special prayer service that was hosted by the Life Bible Church International to honour graduates and beg blessings from the Divine powers for the success of the Matric candidates and learners who are about to sit for their final and year-end examinations.

    Venue: 1 Archie Gumede Dr, Masons Mill, Pietermaritzburg, 3201

    Date: 16 October 2022

    KZN Provincial National Teaching Awards Ceremony 2022

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer was the Chief Guest Speaker at the KZN Provincial National Teaching Awards Ceremony held at Northlands Primary School.

    Venue: Northlands Primary School

    Date: 14 October 2022

    Grade 12 Provincial Prayer and Motivational Day

    The Pholela Circuit Management under the Harry Gwala District hosted a Prayer and Motivational Day meeting.

    The event at Pholela Special School was graced by the Department's Chief Director: Dr Chonco.

    Of concern is the rapid rise in suicide and it afforded an opportunity to motivate educators and learners in preparations for the 2022 final examinations.

    The prayer meeting included principals from primary and secondary schools, which included Grade 12 Learners.

    Venue: Pholela Special School

    Date: 13 October 2022

    Creating Reading Space to improve Literacy - National Reading Promotion Event

    The National Reading Coalition in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the KZN Department of Education Directorate: Education Libraries, Information and Technology (ELITS) hosted a Reading Promotion event.

    The theme is; “Creating reading space to improve Literacy” in KZN schools.

    The focus and aim is to promote reading amongst school going Learners in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

    Venue : Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date : 13 October 2022

    World Teachers Day Celebration

    The ILembe District hosted World Teachers' Day with the theme 'Teachers at the heart of Education recovery'.

    World Teachers' Day is celebrated annually on the 5th of October to honour teachers at the centre of transforming education, shaping the future of the learners and the hard work they put in to ensure learners perform at their best.

    Venue : Stanger High School

    Date: 12 October 2022

    KZN Multi-Planting Season

    The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, officially launched the KZN Multi-planting season led by the KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube and was accompanied by Members of the Executive Council, the KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer, MEC for Argricultural Rural Development, Ms Bongiwe Sithole-Moloi, MEC for Economic Development, Mr Siboniso Duma and MEC for Health, Ms Nomagugu Simelane.

    KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube had her hands full while launching the Multi-planting Season Programme in Ward 8, Muziwabantu Local Municipality, under the uGu District Municipality.

    The Multi-planting Season Programme, a brainchild of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, supports small scale farmers and communities to improve food security to ward off hunger.

    Premier Dube-Ncube was accompanied by Members of the Provincial Executive Council, Officials and the Community.

    Venue: Kwambuthuma, Kwa-Machi, Harding.

    Date 11 October 2022

    4 - Day MST & ICT Technology Support Programmes Indaba

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education hosted a Planning Session for Mathematics, Science, Technology & Information, Computer Technology (MST & ICT) Support Programmes for the Financial Year 2023-24.

    The MST & ICT Directorate met at the Coastlands Hotel to plan for the conditional grant framework with other Directorates ECD, GET, FET, TD, IT and EMIS.

    Discussions focused on the Grant Expenditure Allocation for the Financial Year 2023-2024.

    Today's session was an orientation workshop.

    The purpose of the meeting was to align all of the programmes so that the implementation becomes productive, thereby, supporting the learners and teachers to ensure participation in Mathematics and attainment of MST targets and related subjects for all learners to succeed.

    Venue: Coastlands Hotel - Umhlanga

    Date: 10-13 October 2022

    Briefing, Address and Awards Ceremony of the 2022 National School Moot Court Competition

    A grand finale with a briefing by the Judges and address by the Honorable Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr John Jeffery.

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education congratulates the National Titleholder of the 2022 National School Moot Court Competition, Nsikayethu Comprehensive Secondary School from the UMgungundlovu District and other KZN Schools that participated from the Umlazi, Uthukela and Ugu Districts.

    The Department is proud of its achievement at National level and also thank Port Shepstone High School, from the Ugu District, Bhevu High School, in the Uthukela District, as well as Montarena High School, in the Umlazi District for their participation at National level.

    Venue: Constitutional Court, Johannesburg

    Date: 09 October 2022

    A Champions welcome home to the winners and the participating KZN schools of the 2022 National School Moot Court Competition

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education welcomes home the National Titleholder of the 2022 National School Moot Court Competition; Nsikayethu Comprehensive Secondary School from the UMgungundlovu District and other KZN Schools that participated from the Umlazi, Uthukela and Ugu Districts.

    The competition took place at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.

    The Department is proud of its achievement at National level and also thank and welcome Port Shepstone High School, from the Ugu District, Bhevu High School, in the Uthukela District, as well as Montarena High School, in the Umlazi District for their participation at National level.

    Venue: King Shaka International Airport

    Date: 09 October 2022

    Day-2 National School Moot Court Competition 2022

    The 2022 National School Moot Court Competition is being held at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria at the Hatfield Campus.

    Preliminary rounds continuation:

    Court A - Port Shepstone, Ugu District.

    Court B - Nsikayethu Comprehensive Secondary School, Umgungundlovu District.

    Venue : Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus.

    Date: 07 October 2022

    uThukela District Operation Sukuma Sakhe and District Development Model Stakeholders Engagement

    The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phahla and the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer as the uThukela District, Champions hosted an OSS/ DDM stakeholders engagement at Okhahlamba Sports Complex.

    The event was attended by the Amakhosi, Exco members from UThukela District as well as councillors from the local municipalities.

    Venue: Okhahlamba Sport Complex

    Date: 07 October 2022

    National School Moot Court Competition 2022

    The Keynote address was delivered by the Hon. Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Dr Reginah Mhaule at the National School Moot Court Competition 2022 held at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus.

    In her address, Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule said, "It is indeed collaborative initiatives such as this that create opportunities to embrace human rights principles of constitutional values.

    As an education sector we remain resolute and committed towards fostering the human rights values and strengthening our democracy.

    Our curriculum is embedded within the founding principles of human rights and has the potential of imparting knowledge and advocating for our unity, peace, nation building in the teaching and learning process.


    The preliminary rounds took place in Court A - D

    Court B - Bhevu High school, Uthukela District.

    Court C - Montarena High school, Umlazi District.

    Venue : Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus.

    Date: 06 October 2022

    Extended Senior Management Meeting

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the Department of Education HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo addressed the Extended Senior Management Meeting held at Dokkies.

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies, 321 ZK Mathews Rd, Umbilo.

    Date: 06 October 2022

    Inspection of the LTSM Warehouse

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KZN Department of Education HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo and senior Department officials presided over a briefing session held at Ndabase Printing Solutions.

    Thereafter, inspected the LTSM Warehouse to check on the state of readiness of the 2023 LTSM delivery to schools in the new academic year.

    Venue: Ndabase Printing Solutions, Amanzimtoti Warehouse.

    Date : 05 October 2022

    World Teachers' Day, Spring Boot Camp and Health Institutional Functionality Programme

    The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer, as the UThukela OSS District Champion hosted World Teachers' Day celebration with Uthukela District Officials and educators from Wembezi High School and Bhekude Secondary School.

    MEC Frazer shared a message of gratitude to the ambition and dedication to duty of the country’s educators.

    She encouraged the Grade 12 Learners during their Spring Booth Classes to work extra hard in their studies to earn good results to enter tertiary institutions in 2023. MEC reminded the learners that there are limited seats at Universities.

    The MEC also conducted a visit to Health Institutions in the District.

    Value: Wembezi High School, UThukela District

    Date: 05 October 2022

    Class of 2022 – Spring Boot Camp

    The Umzinyathi District Director, Mr SW Kheswa continues to monitor Glencoe Primary School and Ethangeni Full-Service School where the Matric Spring Boot Camp is being conducted. It was a meet and greet of educators on duty, learners and Classrooms monitoring.

    Venue: Glencoe Primary School and Ethangeni Full-Service School, Umzinyathi District.

    Date: 03 October 2022

    Class of 2022 – Spring Boot Camp - Pronobis LSEN School

    The Umzinyathi District Director, Mr SW Kheswa continues to monitor Pronobis LSEN School, where the Matric Spring Boot Camp is being conducted. It was a meet and greet of educators on duty, learners and Classrooms monitoring.

    Date: 03 October 2022

    Venue: Pronobis LSEN School, Umzinyathi District.

    Date: 03 October 2022

    Class of 2022 – Spring Boot Camp - Sarel Cilliers High School

    The Umzinyathi District Director, Mr SW Kheswa and district officials are monitoring the first day of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education MIP Matric Spring Boot Camp.

    Venue : Sarel Cilliers High School, Umzinyathi District.

    Date : 03 October 2022

    Class of 2022 – Spring Boot Camp - Glenwood Boys High School

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KZN Department of Education HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo are monitoring the Class of 2022 Boot Camp being held at Glenwood Boys High School.

    This programme is organised by the Department to assist Grade 12 Learners with revision and preparing the Matric candidates for their final school examination after 12 years of schooling.

    The MEC and HOD encouraged Learners to be focused and to strictly follow a study time-table. They also expressed their gratitude to the teachers for making the sacrifice to give up their spring holidays to continue tutoring the learners by shaking hands and thanking educators in person.

    Venue : Glenwood Boys High School

    Date 03 October 2022

    Inkosi Albert Luthuli Oral History National Competition

    This programme started as part of the Department's efforts to boost History as a subject of choice for learners. The Programme was established in 2005 in partnership with South African History Online (SAHO) and aims to rekindle a love for History as a subject of choice in schools.

    The Programme is open to Grade 8 to 11 learners who have an interest in the study of History and Social Sciences and it covers schools across the nine provinces.

    Presentations by learners were of a very high standard.

    Second Session of the Competition was a Prize Giving Awards Ceremony held at Aha Gateway Hotel, Durban.

    Venue: Part 1 - Luthuli Museum, District: ILembe.

    Part 2 - Aha Gateway Hotel, Durban.

    Date: 30 September 2022 - 01 October 2022

    Class of 2022 - 30 Days Count Down to the NSC Examinations

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer together with the KZN Department of Education HOD, Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo presided over the 30 Days Countdown to the NSC Examinations event, held at the Umthwalume High School in the UGU District.

    A Briefing was held in the staffroom, thereafter, MEC Frazer delivered her Keynote address, rang the school bell, denoting a final push, encouraging learners, teachers and parents to give of their best in making our KZN Province proud at the NCS Release of Results Function.

    Venue: Umthwalume High School in the UGU District.

    Date : 30 September 2022

    Macmillan Publishers donates a Reading Trolley

    Sidiya Primary School in the Umlazi District received a Reading Trolley worth R10 000 with Books from Macmillan Publishers.

    The books donated are aimed at developing and strengthening reading and literacy skills, promoting the love of reading and enhancing the reading proficiency of the learners.

    Receiving the Books on behalf of the KZN Department of Education was Mrs Busi Mahlambi: CES : ECD and GET Umlazi, who pointed out, reading is learning.

    The official Handover took place today, 29 September 2022.

    Venue: Sidiya Primary School in the Umlazi District.

    Date: 29 September 2022

    Career Dress-Up Day

    The KZN MEC for Education, Ms Mbali Frazer visited Muntuza Full Service School to motivate learners on career choices during their Career Simulation Day.

    Venue: Muntuza Full Service School.

    Date: 29 September 2022

    Day-2 of the HEDCOM Subcommittee Meeting on School Infrastructure Development

    Venue: Anton Lembede MST Academy.

    Date: 28-29 September 2022

    Extended Corporate Management Branch (CMB) Meeting

    The DDG: CMB, Advocate Bheki Masuku Chaired the Meeting

    Venue: Main Hall, Dokkies

    Date: 29 September 2022

    2-Day School Infrastructure Development Meeting

    The HEDCOM Subcommittee on School Infrastructure Development is hosting a 2-Day Meeting being held in La Mercy, North of Durban.

    Venue: Anton Lembede MST Academy.

    Date: 28-29 September 2022

    National and Provincial School Rationalisation and Realignment (PSRR) KZN Roadshow

    Today's PSRR Meeting took place at Ningizimu Special School Hall and in attendance were the Ugu, UMgungundlovu and Harry Gwala Districts.

    Also in attendance were traditional leaders, SGB Chairpersons, SGB Secretaries and School Principals.

    Venue: Ningizimu Special School Hall

    Date; 27 September 2022

    Readers Cup Event

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education's UMgungundlovu District held a Readers Cup event today.

    Venue: Newton Provocational School.

    Date: 27 September 2022

    KZNDOE'S Post Provisioning Norm Consultative Meeting

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

    Venue: Truro House in Durban.

    Date: 27 September 2022

    National and Provincial School Rationalisation and Realignment (PSRR) KZN Roadshow

    Today's PSRR Meeting took place at Brackenham Primary School Hall.

    The meeting was led by DBE, Chief Director, Mr B Mpanza, Director, Mr J Ndlebe and Rural and Inclusive Education, Chief Director, Mrs TPJ Khoza and directed by Rural Academic Support, CES, Mr BM Kubheka.

    The PSRR Meeting was attended by Principals, Chairperson of SGB, Secretaries of SGB, Traditional Leadership, Circuit Management, and District SRRP Coordinators from smaller and non-viable schools from the Cetshwayo, Zululand and Umkhanyakude Districts.

    Venue: Brackenham Primary School Hall.

    Date: 26 September 2022

    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