The Mpumalanga Department of Education has
developed a plan to recover the lost teaching
and learning contact time as a result of the
recent Industrial Action.
The plan intends to engage all important role
players such as educators, learners, parents and
non governmental organizations, and labour
organisations to collectively intensify
programmes aimed at recovering the time lost.
In addition, the Department will extensively use
the electronic and print media to supplement the
above mentioned efforts.
A team of officials with expect knowledge on
different subjects will be deployed to the under
mentioned radio stations to help learners with
information on specific subject content.
Possibilities of using other radio stations are
being considered and the public will be informed
on the developments in this regard.
Radio programmes have been scheduled to commence
on 2 July 2007 and are as follows:
9H00 to 10h00(Monday to Thursday)
14h00 to 15H00 (Monday to Thursday)
9H45 to 10H00 (Monday to Thursday)
15H15 to 15H30 (Monday to Thursday)
21H30 to 22H00 (Wednesday: Science and
At the same time, an educational supplement will
be inserted in all provincial and regional
newspapers with effect from 09 July 2007. These
||Highveld Ridge (Wednesday)
|Lowvelder (Tuesday &
||Middelburg Observer (Mondays&
||Standerton Advertiser (Friday)
||Witbank News (Tuesday& Friday)
The national Department of Education will
also provide additional newspaper supplements to
schools throughout the country.
also advised to tune in to SABC Learning Channel
for daily lessons for Grade 11 and 12 on SABC 1
every weekday from 10am to 12pm as well as from
6 to 7am on weekends.
The grade 12 final Timetable has already been
sent to all schools through the line function so
that learners and parents can take note of the
remaining days left before the examination
commence on 10 October 2007.
Pervious years question papers will be made
available to learners on study guides, newspaper
supplements and the departmental website at
It will be advisable that parents monitor and
motivate learners to take advantage of the
opportunities brought about by this Recovery
This plan focus on the grade 12 learners however
the Department encourage all learners to
creatively initiate enabling opportunities to
cash up for the lost time.
The public is informed that school music
competitions and indigenous games have been
cancelled so that adequate time can be used to
implement this Recovery Plan