ANC Gauteng Legislature
Soweto proud of matrics

Soweto proud of matrics

7 January 2014

The Each One Teach One Foundation joins the multitudes of proud Soweto parents in receiving the outcome of the performers of the class of 2013 Matriculants with tremendous jubilation.

General Secretary Jabu Kumalo said the continuous rise of the performance of learners this year happens as a mark of the country`s 20th anniversary as a democratic society to confirm one point only; South African is in good hands!

"This, the very first batch of learners to have been born, raised and now completing basic education under the democratic state as led by the people`s liberation movement the African National Congress (ANC) closes and opens a new chapter in the lives of South Africans. It happens, as it does in year that the country bid fair well to its founding president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, as a mark to confirm even to staunch doubting Thomas`s, that South Africa is indeed headed to better days.

"Despite all kinds of mud being thrown at her, we give a round of applause the Basic Education Minister, Comrade Angie Motshekga who never lost sight of the goal post and stood resolute in pursuit of a just course. The Minister together with her team ensures we live to see the fruits of a pluralistic, equitable and developmental education as was envisioned by the call for a "people`s education for peoples` power". This is evidenced by how more and more learners from poor communities continue to achieving above average," said Kumalo.

He said the Each One Teach Foundation will launch its Back to School Campaign early this year to ensure that this achievement by Soweto Learners is never compromised.

"Our plans are now at an advanced stages and we are confident that we will as part of the collective efforts by the people of Gauteng as represented by the Gauteng Department of Education and residents of Soweto, build a model education culture in this marvel suburb to ensure that sacrifices and the legacy of the heroes of 1976 and the generations that followed preserved", Kumalo said.

He said the Each One Teach One Foundation as the vanguard of the heritage of the young lions, who are now led by the generation of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) that helped to bring the Apartheid government to its knees with its schools boycotts as part of the strategy to make the country ungovernable and Apartheid unworkable, will support and enhance various stakeholders` initiatives to promote the culture of effective teaching and learning in Soweto.

For more information contact Spokesperson Mbangwa Xaba 072 447 6582.