Financial Training Gets Underway at Chris Hani and Joe Gqabi

About 101 selected participants from Chris Hani West and Joe Gqabi districts took part in a financial training held at JJ Serfontein School in Queenstown on 13 – 14 September 2017.

The training simultaneously took place in Buffalo City Metro Municipality and will continue in Nelson Mandela Bay District on 15 September 2017.

The Eastern Cape Department of Education Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) section together with sister Department of Public Works saw it fit that the selected few of the following participants, school safety patrollers, support staff, School gardeners and hostel cleaners be taught how to best administer their finances as most of them find themselves not able to.

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ECDoE Hosts Employment Equity Planning Induction Indaba

The Eastern Cape Department of Education, Human Resource Planning and Employment Equity Planning Induction Indaba, was hosted at the Osner Hotel in East London on the 14 September 2017, to establish two committees.

Whilst ECDoE is trying to eliminate the notion of directorates and officials working in silos, while working within the same department, it is a prerequisite that members that are selected to sit on both committees, which are the Human Resource Planning and the Employment Equity Planning, that members are a collaboration of officials coming from various directorates together with other social partners.

During interview with Mbulelo Moeli, Chief Education Specialist (CES), at Human Resource Planning (HRP), he stated the importance of ….. Read More

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Media Statement – Allocation of Final Post Distribution

Allocation of Final Post Distribution by Mr Themba Kojana ECDoE SG


As most of you are aware, the Department of Education is compelled by law to declare the teacher post establishment for the following year on or before 30 September. This is an annual exercise that requires that:

“The Member of the Executive Council responsible for Education in the province must determine the educator post establishment of the provincial department of education in terms of section 5(1) (B) of the ACT, 1998 (Act No. 76 of 1998) in accordance with any applicable policy made in terms of the National Education Policy Act of 1996.”


The legislation further commands, that, the formal act of de….. Read More

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Hudson Park Primary Hosts the Under 7 Rugby Festival

On the 9 September 2017, Hudson Park Primary in East London hosted nine primary schools from around East London and one from Stutterheim, that participated in the James O’ Kennedy under 7 Rugby festival.

It was a fun filled day as the lads played with such heart and soul pouring their all in the field of play. The boys showed such enthusiasm, zeal, stamina and sportsmanship as they played five games back to back with only less than 3 minute breaks when changing fields. Parents came in numbers to support their children, cheering them on and at times coaching from the outside; Also displaying episodes of great excitement and exhilaration as they shouted “tackle my boy”. A sound of applause and praise would from time to time come from ….. Read More

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MEC, Mandla Makupula witnessed his vision coming to life as he hosted 300 Mathew Goniwe Provincial Scholarship Beneficiaries in East London on the 1st – 2nd of September 2017 during the launch of the Matthew Goniwe Bursary.

This Bursary is in Honor of one of the Cradock Four revolutionaries, Matthew Goniwe who had a passion for knowledge and was also a Maths and Science teacher. In his address the MEC gave a brief background about the man, Matthew who was a game changer during his time and a patriot who wouldn’t let the circumstances of that era deter him from the vision to liberate the nation. He spoke of Matthew as a man who had the ability to inspire in the way he lived his life and conducted himself. “There are ma….. Read More

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ECDoE Digitize Employees Personal Files

Eastern Cape Department of Education embarked on a project last year June 2016, where the plan would be to digitize all departmental files.

The intention of the project was good, but the manner in which the files were collected, created an unsettling notion to the officials of the department.

Communications of the Department felt it was its duty to unlock the truth and get to the bottom of the hundreds of concerns that came through the departmental website, social media and customer care platforms to allay fears instilled in the officials.

Going to the warehouse, which is based in East London, the Communications Team met with armed security that escorted them into the premises, where they found thousands of boxes neatly stored and ….. Read More

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Mthatha District tops 2017 Maths Quiz

The Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) hosted its annual Provincial Mental Mathematics Quiz for Grades 6 and 7 District champions in Stutterheim on 04 September 2017.

The programme started in 2011, with Nomonde Dabula in the forefront as the brain child of the programme. Initially, it was only targeted for Grade 6 learners and it has since grown to grade 7 as well. It seems like the intention to escalate the programme to higher grades is there as Ms Mdladlamba, Subject Advisor for Maths Intermediate and Senior Phase in Sterkspruit said, “Hopefully we gonna make it up to grade 9.” To encourage participation by more learners, teachers have made a concerted effort to rope in parents particularly in supporting their children at these compe….. Read More

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Minister hands over 20 Computers to Mdantsane School

The first day of spring couldn’t have started on a brighter note for learners, teachers and parents of Wongalethu High School in Mdantsane, as the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans graced the shores of the Eastern Province to hand over 20 Computers.

This was an initiative that the Eastern Cape Department of Education together with the Office of the Premier became a part of as both Offices have a direct interest in the development of the Eastern Cape learner.

The handover is one on many initiatives engaged in to ensure that the Province of the Eastern Cape ceases to occupy the bottom spot when it comes to matric results. Resources are made available to both learners and teachers to make Teaching and Learning manageable and easy; ul….. Read More

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Virtual teaching becomes a reality through new technology

04 September 2017. Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London on 04 September 2017.

The move follows Vodacom’s Programme for Mobile Devices introduced in the province earlier this year, to promote the use of digital technology in Eastern Cape schools. 

Virtual Teacher is a new interactive technology platform which allows an individual teacher or lecturer to deliver lessons in real-time to multiple remote classrooms or locations simultaneously. Through a range of smart devices, learners can join classes from anywhere and at any time. For the first ….. Read More

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Chris Hani West trains SGB members

School Governing Body (SGB) training workshop for Komani Circuit Management Centre (CMC) took place in Queenstown on the 31st August 2017.

The purpose of the workshop was to train the SGB members oo their roles and responsibilities at schools. Explaining more on the roles and responsibilities Goodwill SiphiwoBucwa, Chief Education Specialist (CES) for Institutional Development Support and Governance (IDS&G) at Chris Hani West said it is very important that the SGB, Principals, educators as well as learners work together towards the success of their children in schools. “In 2009 Government chose Education as a National Priority, this simply means that Education is key to success”

He further said that this is a continua….. Read More

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