REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
To: All Media
Date: 27 February 2017
Embargo: Immediate release
DEPUTY MINISTERS BULELANI MAGWANISHE AND BUTI MANAMELA TO SWITCH ON A TELEMATICS SYSTEM AT A LOCAL SCHOOL IN LIMPOPO
The Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Bulelani Magwanishe and the Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Buti Manamela, will officially launch a telematics system at Phagameng High school. The delivery of the learning support system is an effort to improve leaner performance at the local level. The event will take place on 27 February 2017 in Modimolle, Limpopo.
The telematics system is an interactive digital learning platform, where grade 8-12 learners sit for Maths and Science tutorials and revisions through a virtual classroom. The learners will be taught by tutors from the University of Stellenbosch.
The project is in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, the University of Stellenbosch and Eskom.
Phagameng High School is one of many rural and township schools that are beneficiaries of the Eskom-sponsored project which is a flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiative of the Department of Public Enterprises and its State Owned Companies (SOCs).
As a standard practice, SOCs will exhibit at the school to showcase training and skills development opportunities available to learners. In addition, maths dictionaries, school uniforms sanitary towels, school shoes and fruit trees will be donated to the school as well as surrounding schools in the area.
Media is invited to the event as follows:
Venue: Phagameng High School, in Modimolle, Limpopo
Date: Monday, 27 February 2017
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
For RSVP contact Brenda Hlungwani on Brenda.Hlungwani@dpe.gov.za or 083 472 9177
For media enquiries contact, Richard Mantu on firstname.lastname@example.org or 072 4881520
Issued by: The Ministry of Public Enterprises
23 February 2017