Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and Minister Angie Motshekga welcome the start of the academic year with visits to schools in Ivory Park

south-africa-flagThe Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe accompanied by the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 visit schools in Ivory Park, Gauteng, to welcome the 2014 academic year.

As part of governments commitment to ensuring quality Basic Education Deputy President Motlanthe and Minister Motshekga will do oversight visits to ensure full scale readiness for learning and teaching from day 1 of the school calendar, in this a significant year where both inland and coastal schools open simultaneously across the county.

Members of the media are invited to join the Deputy President and Minister as follows:


Date: Wednesday 15 January 2014

Venue: Oracle Ponelopele Secondary School

Address: 3856 Pilchard and Mudhopper EXT 8, Kaalfontein Midrand

The Deputy President and Minister will also visit Eqinisweni Secondary School as well as Maphuta Secondary following the visit to Ponelopele Secondary

Enquiries: Terence Khala – 071 701 6837/