History curriculum to recognise more SA role players - DBE

The Department of Basic Education says that the teaching of history in South African classrooms should be more representative.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has received feedback from a ministerial task team which looked into the possibility of introducing history as a compulsory subject from grades 10 to matric.

Read: Is it really necessary to make history compulsory up to matric?

The report by the ministerial task team has found that history content needs to be reviewed, explains department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.

Mhlanga adds that teacher development and training will also play a critical role in the new curriculum plans.

Read more: New history curriculum in SA schools to be more Afrocentric

Everyone that has played a role in the country's history should be given sufficient space in the curriculum.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education 

History is an important subject in the country because it forms and shapes the way we see things.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education 

It helps us bond as a country.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education 

Lessens learnt from history will help us build a better nation.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education 

We want our learners to understand where we come from as a nation so that we can avoid mistakes of the past.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education 

Take a listen to him explain the findings and plans:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : History curriculum to recognise more SA role players - DBE


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