MEC Dlamini

HON:CATHERINE DLAMINI (MPL) Member of the Executive Council


Head of Department: MRS LUCY MOYANE


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The MEC for Education, Ms Cathrine Dlamini strongly condemns the brutal killing of Mr. Elliot Mndlovu, a 58 year security guard at Melekutu Primary School. Mr.Mndlovu’s lifeless body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning on 23 June 2024. According to the report from the school, the incident happened around 3am when the thugs broke into the school premises and forcefully opened the room where Mr. Mndlovu used to spend his time in between his patrols and killed him.

Hi - Tech security company had to respond to investigate the school scene when they received a signal from the school’s alarm system and immediately dispatched a patrol squad to the school. Upon arrival there was no sign of the security guard and after searching around the premises they found the lifeless body of Mr. Mndlovu lying dead close to the computer laboratory. The thugs made their way with the school tablet, an overhead projector and a school panic button. read more


The MEC for Education Ms. Cathrine Dlamini embarked on a support visit to Dumisani Secondary School on Monday, 24 June 2024 at Cork Village in Mkhuhlu, Bushbuckridge Local Municipality. Dumisani Secondary School is part of the 101 winter vacation school centres established throughout the province targeting grade 12 learners from 153 schools that have obtained below the 70% pass performance in the 2023 National Senior Certificate Examinations.

About 22 550 learners are expected to attend the winter vacation classes from 24 June to 05 July 2024. The Department selected the best performing teachers to offer lessons in the 11 high enrolled subjects and will provide scholar transport and nutrition to all the learners. The MEC utilised the visit to encourage the learners to focus more on their studies in order achieve their full academic potential.


The Rhandza Xikolo Xa Wena Campaign culminated in a celebratory atmosphere at James Khosa Secondary School in Bohlabela District, with joyful singing, dancing, and a touch of sweet melody. This festive spirit capped off a day of dedicated effort from everyone involved.

The MEC assisted teachers, learners and members of the school governing body to clean the surroundings of the School to create favorable learning and teaching space.

The Rhandza Xi Kolo Xa Wena Campaign seeks to mobilize communities to own and safeguard schools at all times. It intends to ensure that communities protect and take care of school properties. The activities for the campaign included the rehabilitation of School furniture, fixing broken windows, doors and door handles, repair of leaking roofs, replace falling ceilings , painting, landscaping and campaign against criminal activities and the prevention of the trafficking of illegal substances and dangerous weapons.

The MEC emphasized on the importance of community involvement in creating a safe and successful learning environment for learners and teachers. The Department of Education extends its sincere gratitude to all participants in this Programme. Indeed no one is being left behind. #BabizeBonke #randzaxikoloxawenacampaing

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