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President Ramaphosa to address annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday, 26 January 2023, deliver the keynote address at the 2023 Basic Education Sector Lekgotla under the theme  “Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World in the Context of COVID-19”.

The annual event, from 26 - 28 January 2023, will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, under the auspices of the Department of Basic Education.  

With the overall focus of the Lekgotla being the recovery plan for basic education, the gathering will also:

• provide space to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (including learner drop-out and the extent of learning losses); 
• examine learning recovery approaches and the DBE Framework; and 
• assess progress made in the implementation of programmes to equip learners with knowledge and skills for a changing world.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Lekgotla as follows:

Date: Thursday, 26 – Saturday, 28 January 2023
Time: 08h00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre 

Enquiries for accreditation should be directed to Terence Khala at 

Media Access

The event will be streamed live across various government social media platforms including on the  Department of Basic Education’s social media channels on the links below:

•    YouTube:
•    Twitter:
•    Facebook:

Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President - 082 835 6315

Issued by: The Presidency