Angie Motshekga Biography
Angie Motshekga ( Matsie Angelina Motshekga) was born on 19th June 1955 in Soweto, South Africa. She is a South African politician and the appointed Minister for Basic Education.
She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in educational science from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). She has also acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of the North and a Higher Diploma in Education.
- 1985 – 1994: Lecturer at University of the Witwatersrand
- 1983 – 1985: Lecturer at Soweto College of Education
- 1981 – 1983: Teacher at Orlando High School.
Angie Motshekga Political Career
- May 2014 – Present: Minister of Basic Education.
- 2007 – Present: President of Women’s League
- 2004 – Present: Member of Executive Council, Education
- 2001 – Present: Deputy Chair of African National Congress,Gauteng Region
- 1997 – Present: Deputy Secretary of African National Congress Women’s League.
- 2009 – 2014: Minister of Basic Education
- 2000 – 2004: Member of Executive Council of Social Services and Population Development.
- 1994 – 1997: Director at the President’s Office
Angie Motshekga Membership
- Chair of Education Committee
- Executive Member of National Education Union of South Africa
Angie Motshekga Age
She was born on 19th June 1955. She is 63 years old as of 2018.
Angie Motshekga Children
She has a child named; Makgatho Mmathari Motshekga.
Angie Motshekga Husband
She is married to Mathole Motshekga.
Angie Motshekga Contacts
Postal Address: Private Bag X603, PRETORIA, 0001/ Private Bag X9034, CAPE TOWN, 8000
Street Address: Sol Plaatjie House , 222 Struben Street, Room TF1062 , PRETORIA/ 120 Plein Street, Room 282 and 285, CAPE TOWN
Tel: 012 357 3000/ 021 465 7350
Fax: 012 323 5989/012 323 5027/ 021 461 4788
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Angie Motshekga: Schools are becoming crime scenes
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said a “joint effort” was needed to curb violence at schools that reflected the brutality in the areas where pupils lived.
Motshekga was speaking at the school safety summit in Centurion‚ Pretoria. It follows the death last month of Daniel Mokolobate‚ a teacher in Zeerust‚ North West‚ who was stabbed by a pupil in front of other schoolchildren.
In the same month a pupil at a school in Eldorado Park‚ Johannesburg‚ allegedly pulled a gun on a teacher and threatened to shoot.
“Our schools are increasingly becoming crime scenes‚ hence we need a joint effort from all to fight the scourge of crime in our schools‚” Motshekga said‚ adding that the high levels of criminality in society manifested in schools.
She said that dangerous weapons found at schools were from the places where the pupils lived.
“The question that we need to ask ourselves as society is: What is it that we can do to raise morally upstanding children?”
Chandre Gould‚ a researcher in justice and crime prevention at the Institute for Security Studies‚ said children who had experienced violence were more likely to be violent.
“Every day you see the terrible effect of violence in children. You see how they struggle to concentrate in the classroom. You see children who are withdrawn and children who fight teachers at school and peers after they’ve seen their parents fighting or when they are neglected at home‚ or when they see people in their own communities being killed and beaten‚” Gould said.
The summit‚ which aimed to seek solutions to make schools safe places‚ was attended by educationists‚ pupils‚ police‚ teacher unions and school governing bodies.
Adopted From : timeslive.co.za