MEC MATSEMELA CONGRATULATES THE 2019 ABC MOTSEPE SASCE WINNERS
Mr Simon Makhalanyane the school principal of Matlosana Secondary School, Khanya Moeketsi a learner from Nkang Mahlale Secondary School and Mr Tlale Moletsane a Choir Conductor from Tshedimosetso Secondary school posing with their prizes.
The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela thanked and congratulated all the schools from the province which took part in the 2019 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Eisteddfod (SASCE) which was held from 25 to 27 June 2019, at Rhema Church in Randburg.
The ABC Motsepe South African Schools Eisteddfod is the flagship programme of the Department of Basic Education section, aimed at promoting unity in diversity, national reconciliation, social cohesion and national identity.
In 2016 the Department of Basic Education partnered with the Motsepe Foundation to expose youth in sports and on preserving the musical and cultural heritage through the art.
The North West Education department was represented by 10 schools which won in the provincial level from Primary, Secondary and Special schools categories.
The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela congratulated all schools which won the SASCE music competitions.
“On behalf of the department l would like to congratulate all the schools which participated in the 2019 ABC Motsepe South African Schools Eisteddfod music competitions and especially those who have brought trophies to our province. I would like to encourage all our schools in the province to take part in these co-curricular activities and enrichment programmes which seek to make schooling enjoyable to learners”, said MEC Matsemela.
MEC Matsemela further highlighted that participating in these programmes helps learners to stay away from substance abuse and improves their discipline and commitment. MEC Matsemela thanked the teachers, learners, parents and the unions for the sterling work done during the music competition.
In the Primary schools level under the special schools, Reoleboge Special school from Moruleng Village obtained position two in the Own Choice Category whilst Dikakanyo Primary school from Magogoe in Mafikeng obtained position two in the Folklore Category and position three in the Folklore Category under Social- ills.
In the Secondary Schools B and Farm Schools Boschpoort Secondary school obtained position three in the Mixed Double Quarter.
In the Secondary A schools and Open Section, Iteko Secondary school obtained position two under the Own Choice Category for Special schools whilst Nkang Mahlale Secondary school in Male Voice category obtained position two and position three respectively in the Mixed Choirs. Again Nkang Mahlale Secondary obtained position three in the Mezzo – Soprano/Alto Solo category.
The Matlosana Secondary school obtained position three in the Female Voice category and Tshedimosetso scooped the second position in Tenor Solo category.
The school which stole the attention of the province was Phatsima Secondary school from Atamelang Township by obtaining the first position in the Folklore Category under Social – ills.
The first position school walked away with a ten thousand rand cheque, whilst the second position left with Seven thousand and fifty rand cheque and the third position schools received Five thousand rand.