Angie Motshekga ( Matsie Angelina Motshekga) is a South African politician and the appointed Minister for Basic Education. She was born on 19th June 1955 in Soweto, South Africa.
Angie Motshekga Age
She was born on the 19th of June 1955. As of 2018, she is 63 years old.
Angie Motshekga Husband
She is currently married to Mathole Motshekga. Angie has a child named Makgatho Mmathari Motshekga.
Angie Motshekga Salary
It is believed that she sits pretty on a R2.3-million-a-year salary
Angie Motshekga Teaching Career
- 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
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Angie Motshekga Contact Details
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
E-mail: [email protected]
Angie Motshekga News
Minister of basic education and member of the ANC’s social transformation sub-committee Angie Motshekga has called for the establishment of an education infrastructure unit.
The unit, she said, should be equivalent to the SA National Road Agency (Sanral), and would be used to ease the department from non-teaching and learning pressures.
Motshekga was speaking during an ANC manifesto briefing on social infrastructure at Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Sunday.
She said it was high time that the department no longer played a central role in the implementation of school infrastructure, which would give it enough time to focus on its core mandate of learning and teaching.
According to Motshekga, giving the infrastructure responsibility to the department of public works had proved fruitless because when it failed to do its job “there are strange rules in government that you cannot take another department to court even when public works fails me”.
Motshekga said that a statutory body similar to Sanral would handle the responsibility of school infrastructure better and that she was planning to canvass her government colleagues in the cabinet about this.
“I had a meeting with education officials from provinces and we agreed we have a lot of ongoing challenges around infrastructure. Public works is our client, DBSA (Development Bank of Southern Africa) is our client and costs are very high,” said Motshekga.
“One of the proposals I still have to take to cabinet is saying: maybe we should start looking into an education infrastructure unit like Sanral exclusive for us and they can source out who implements on their own, but we must have that statutory body.
“It might cost a lot of money to set up another administration when there is public works already in existence, but it is something that we must debate.”
Motshekga said the department ought to play a minimal role only in planning the infrastructure, but should not be involved in the implementation, which had many technicalities.
“Education should not play a central role … we should focus on our core business, the rest should go elsewhere,” she further added.
The minister posited that the proposed statutory body would “improve efficiency and manage costs” in the area of school infrastructure which she explained that in the current form was a free-for-all.
Motshekga cited how different provinces spent different amounts for the same infrastructure.
“Nine provincial departments have their own consultants, use their own fees and the same school is built at different costs at different provinces because of the freedom each province has to do that,” said Motshekga.
“You need one single body that will help us to manage the costs. It is a fresh proposal that will still have to be agreed upon but the driving point is to improve efficiency and manage costs. Therefore, if it comes into place, it cannot be more expensive than the current model we are using.”