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Deputy Minister to conduct the Back-To-School Campaign and state of readiness for the reopening of schools in the Eastern Cape

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Deputy Minister in The Presidency, Hon. Thembi Rhulani Siweya, will conduct the Back-To-School Campaign and assess the state of readiness for the reopening of schools at Gaduka Junior Secondary School in Mthatha, King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. The Back-To-School Campaign is a Government initiative which is aimed at encouraging all stakeholders to participate in promoting teaching and learning at schools.

As part of the visit, the Deputy Minister will engage with the district management, school management, teachers, parents of school learners, school governing body, civil society, and police to assess the safety and security of leaners and teachers in the school premises. The Deputy Minister views this visit as an important intervention in promoting and motivating learners to stay in schools. 

Members of the media are invited to join the Deputy Minister in the Eastern Cape Province as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023 
Time: 07h00
Venue: Gaduka Junior Secondary School, King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality, Mthatha

For confirmation, kindly contact Mr Pfumelani Mayimele at 065 660 3839 or email Pfumelani@dpme.gov.za 

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Media enquiries: Ms Mathapelo Kgakwa at 066 484 6162 or email Mathapelo@dpme.gov.za 

Issued by: The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Pretoria