Financial Literacy Spelling Bee

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) in collaboration with The Banking Association South Africa, hosted their first ever, District Financial Literacy Spelling Bee Competition, at the Education Leadership Institute in East London on the 10 November 2017, where 15 schools from the East London District participated.

The diagnosis of the ECDoE 2014 ANA and the 2015/16 End-of-Year Provincial results, indicated that learners are still not performing satisfactorily in basic literacy skills, especially in reading and comprehension.  To support learners to improve their proficiency, the GET Curriculum directorate is piloting the first District Financial Literacy Spelling Bee Competition for Grade 7 learners in the BCM Education District.

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ECDoE Employees equipped with excellent customer care training

The Eastern Cape Education Department (ECDoE) in partnership with the National School Government hosted a three day Customer Care Training Course at the Fish River Sun International Hotel.

The training course is meant to equip workers with customer care skills, qualifications and bringing together the departmental workers as they are all employed towards mutual goals, missions and values.  Eastern Cape Department of Education Customer Care Administrator, KhayaNakani welcomed the participants with a very powerful word of encouragement such, hoping that participants will have a fruitful and invigorating time whilst they learn the importance of dealing with customers in the 3 days.

Nakani also said that the main objective of offering this cou….. Read More

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ECDoE Welcomes 496 Professional Educators

On the 2nd November 2017, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE), welcomed 496 professional educators for Grade R into the system in Mthatha at the OR Tambo District Municipality.

With 496 grandaunts, all gathered with their families and friends, SANTS, which is a Private Higher Education Institution, hosted a graduation ceremony, where grandaunts became graduates and now have an official Diploma in Grade R Teaching, first ever in the whole of South Africa.

Professor Jean Baxen, Executive Academic Director of SANTS congratulated the class of 2017.  “You have reached significant milestone in your academic and personal journey as a qualified teacher. You have indeed chosen a noble career; filled with opportunities ….. Read More

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Provincial Education Strong on Providing School Nutrition Program

In the 23 years “democracy” celebrated by South Africa, the education system of the nation is somehow still in doubt. The Eastern Cape Province is the usual causality to this ordeal, as the outcry towards dysfunctional, inadequate education system and service delivery continues year in year out. Given the failure of the apartheid regime in controlling government consumption expenditure it fell to the post-1994 government to confront this problem.

However the national Department of Education has been gradually resurfacing and unearthing ways to combat the negativity inherited from the past. To consolidate those efforts, it is important the objectives of the Department must be measured against the number of learners who access education. According….. Read More

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ECDoE Recruited Unemployed Graduates

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) Human Resource Development (HRD) Unit recruited 400 unemployed graduates and sourced 187 graduates from Education, Training and Development Practice Authority (ETDP-SETA) and 48 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) learners for the period of 12 months

This was announced by the Skills Development Committee from HRD Lukhanyo Sidiya during her presentation on Skills Development Report in Port Alfred recently.With a wealth of information that was presented by her, the statistics, challenges, recommendations and overall performance with regards to skills planning and development for the first and second quarter of 2017/2018. The report also included the detailed information on internships and learnership….. Read More

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Must have FGASA level 1 or NQF equivalent with a PDP and drivers license. First Aid level 1 with DEAT registration. Duties include conducting game drives, hosting guest, basic maintenance and assisting in other areas as needed. Working a 21 days on / 7 days off and meals on duty. Single accommodation offered on-site.

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ECDoE Customer Care Making Strides To Improve Customer Service

As one may walk into the doors of any Department or even directing a phone call to that particular Department, the one thing that pops up in everyone’s mind is “how well will I be assisted?”. In making sure that its customers are satisfied, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has come up with a strategy that will provide an effective and efficient customer services to all stakeholders.

According to Khaya Nakani from Customer Care office, the current primary approach that is in place is that of a management approach of the Presidential Hotline for queries. “When our customers call us about their complaints that usually have to do with school infrastructure, school nutrition, scholar transport and pension payments just to ….. Read More

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Front Office Manager

Must have at least 3-4 years experience in a luxury lodge / 5* hotel. Excellent communication skills with a valid code 8 drivers license and a PDP. You will be tasked with making the the front office, which is the first contact with guests, runs smoothly and effectively. Computer literate with experience on Pastel, Semper or similar. Must be strong leader with problem solving skills. Single live in accommodation offered.

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Front Of House

A lodge based on the Amakhala Game Reserve is looking for a well spoken, outgoing and vibrant person to join their team. The position is suitable for a recently qualified hospitality graduate who has experience in working in a lodge. Duties include front of house (checking guests in and out, guest relations etc.), hosting / welcoming guests, assisting during service times (waitering) and assisting in the housekeeping department as needed.

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