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Mayoral Matric Excellence Awards 2024

12 February 2024, Monday | Written by: Scelo Siyabonga Gumbi

The prestigious Mayoral Matric Excellence Awards 2024, hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Jozini Local Municipality, celebrated the remarkable achievements of District officials from UMkhanyakude. UMkhanyakude secured the top position in KwaZulu-Natal and ranked fourth nationally, a testament to their dedication to academic excellence. The event recognized the efforts of CMCs, principals, teachers, and learners affiliated with schools under Jozini Local Municipality.

In a display of appreciation for their outstanding contributions, the awards honored educators excelling in ten critical subjects with laptops, trophies, and certificates. Similarly, the top ten learners were presented with laptops, R10,000 checks, trophies, and certificates in recognition of their exceptional academic performance. Additionally, the best-performing schools received laptops and HD digital projectors to support continued excellence in education.

The ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Honorable Thami Ntuli, the District Mayor of King Cetswayo, and the SALGA KZN Chairperson. They extended their heartfelt appreciation to all recipients and praised the Mayor of Jozini Local Municipality for his commendable efforts in advancing education within the community. The passion for education exhibited by UMntwana wakwaPhindangene, Mr. MG Buthelezi, served as an inspiration to all attendees.

Mayor Mfananaye Mathe of Jozini Local Municipality congratulated District Directors, Mr. Motha, and the entire team for their exemplary work. He reaffirmed his commitment to supporting schools and their boot camps, citing their positive impact on educational outcomes.

The Mayoral Matric Excellence Awards 2024 not only celebrated academic achievements but also highlighted the collective efforts of educators, officials, and local leaders in fostering a culture of excellence in education.