The North West Department of Education topped the charts during the 21st National Teaching Awards (NTAs) by obtaining position one in four categories at a gala event held at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Wednesday, 06 October 2021.

The winners who obtained position one in four categories are:

  • Ms Ritcher Anneke from Protea Park Primary School for Excellence in Primary School Teaching
  • Mr Phillip Mphahlele from Kloof View Primary School in Rustenburg for Primary School Leadership
  • Mr Albert Mohitlhi from Joseph Saku Secondary School in Magogong near Taung for Excellence in
    Mathematics teaching
  • Ms Dorothy Masilo from Lekwakwa Primary School in Tlhabane near Rustenburg for Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Those who obtained second positions are:

  • Ms Adell Lebalo from Moremogolo Primary School in Phokeng for Excellence in Grade R teaching.
  • Mr Jeremiah Combrink from Oom Paul Special School in Rustenburg for Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ms Agnes Rasesemola from Sunrise View Secondary School near Rustenburg for National Best Teacher category

Those who obtained third position are:

  • Mr Willem Combrink from Janie Schneider Special School in Potchefstroom for Excellence Special Needs Teaching category.

MEC for Education in the North West province, Mmaphefo Matsemela shared her excitement after receiving the results.

“On behalf of the entire department, I want to express my gratitude on the work of all our teachers. I am proud of you, keep the torch shining to the entire province. Your efforts are recognized during difficult times of the pandemic and during the community unrests you continued to soldier on. Your achievements at the national awards have put the North West province back on the map again. Without teachers our department couldn’t exist, you remain important to this sector”.

MEC Matsemela further encouraged those who did not make it into the top positions to never be discouraged and to try again next year.

The department is continuing to encourage all teachers to enter the National Teaching Awards competition in order display their positive role played within their communities.

For more info please contact:
Elias Malindi
072 892 8399/ 072 115 4855

Author: tkhechane