Angie Motshekga congratulates 'best of the best' from class of 2019

Minister Angie Motshekga dressing the breakfast where she was hosting the best students of the 2019 class.
Minister Angie Motshekga dressing the breakfast where she was hosting the best students of the 2019 class.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times

Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga has voiced her satisfaction with the matric class of 2019.

Speaking at a meet-and-greet breakfast held at Vodaworld in Midrand to celebrate the 33 top achievers, she told them they were the pride of the country. 

Motshekga said she was proud of the 2019 matriculants and that the top schools had continued to perform well. 

"I know you don't have your results but being here today means you've passed extremely well. Now you know you are the best of the best. Your class is a class of its own and we are very proud of you. We are also encouraged that schools serving the poor are coming up to the party," she said.



Motshekga is expected to announce the matric results later on Tuesday evening. 

"We have invested our hopes and trust in you, please don't let us down. There is about 30 of you out of more than 700,000 pupils who wrote their exams. We are putting our hopes on your abilities. As we are heading towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, we are not scared because you will take us there," she said. 

Motshekga also thanked the parents, saying the pupils could not have made it without their support.

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