KZN Education dept hosts Provincial District Awards, laud achievers

South Africa: The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education organized the Provincial District Awards on May 20, 2024. The aim of the award ceremony was to recognise and honor the districts for their effort in the field of education.

The KwaZulu Natal Province performed well in terms of the 2023 NSC results, with several district improving on their previous years’ performances. The school authorities of the various districts of KwaZulu Natal have also urged the students to continue working hard and maintain the good performance.


Through the awards ceremony, the officials also sought to make sure that the schools are showing an improvement in the 2023 NSC results from the province. The Member of the Executive Council for Education in KZN, Mbali Frazer was present at the awards event.

She delivered brief remarks at the Provincial District Awards and congratulated the schools for their academic success. MEC Frazer said, “Today, we are here to honour, recognise, and celebrate this remarkable achievement.”

She further said it is important that we celebrate the hard work and dedication of all those involved in achieving these outstanding results. She highlighted the teaching staff, students, Executive Authority, the leadership team at the Head Office.

She also spoke of the hard work of the district and circuit officials, which made the success more special for the province.

“As we celebrate these achievements, let us not rest on our laurels. We must continue to strive for excellence, build on this solid foundation, and ensure that every learner in KwaZulu-Natal has access to quality basic education. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and building a brighter future for our country.” Said the MEC

Years of hard work, strategic planning, and numerous interventions have seen the province achieving an 86.4% pass rate in the 2023 NSC results.


“Since the inception of Operation Bounce Back and the implementation of various academic improvement plans, KwaZulu-Natal has steadily improved. The province has moved from being associated with failure to being a beacon of academic excellence.” – Minister Motshekga.