Department: Education

Contact details

Physical: Steve Vukile Tshwete Education Complex, Zone 6, Zwelitsha
Postal: Private Bag X0032, Bhisho, 5605
Tel: 040 608 4200/8
Fax: 040 608 4040


The vision of the Eastern Cape Department of Education is to offer a quality education and training system that transforms schools into centres of community life and promotes shared moral values, good governance and sustainable development.

Its mission is to provide quality education for sustainable development by providing socially relevant and economically responsive programmes that address the human resource needs of the province and the country; enhancing the skills base for agrarian transformation, manufacturing diversification and tourism in order to meet the needs of the second economy; providing quality programmes to build the capacity of all employees; and encouraging participatory decision-making processes that strive to empower the whole community at all levels.

The following are the strategic goals of the Department: access to basic education, and equity in opportunity and educational achievement for all learners regardless of race, gender, disability, geographical location and socio-economic status; empowerment of all learners to become responsible citizens through equipping them with skills, knowledge and values; improved quality of teaching and learning at all educational institutions; improved institutional efficiency through enhanced management systems and integrated service delivery; economic, effective, efficient and equitable resourcing within the education system; and cohesive and sustainable communities built through cooperation with all stakeholders in education.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr M Makupula
Head of Department
Mr T Kojana

Mr Mandla Makupula
Head of Department:
Mr Themba Kojana (Superintendent General)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Nkosipendule Duntsula
Ms X Kese (Acting)
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Greg Macmaster (Acting: Branch – Education Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring [EPEM])
Mr Ray Tywakadi (Institutional Management)
Chief Directors:
Mr M Gaca (District Coordination, Monitoring and Support [Cluster A])
Mr M Harmse (Acting: Supply Chain Management)
Ms X Kese (Financial Management Services)
Mr Z Mnqanqeni (Infrastructure Planning)
Mr KE Ngaso (District Coordination, Monitoring and Support [Cluster C])
Mr M Tshibo (Acting: Human Resource Development and Management)
Senior Management:
Ms N Tezapi (Manager: District Support)
Communications Officers:
Mr Phila Ngqumba (Chief Director: Statutory Advisory and Protocol Services)
Mr Loyiso Pulumani (Departmental Spokesperson)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a36 904 07933 248 90327 548 311
Actual Expendituren/a36 296 52232 778 48127 450 752
Employee Compensationn/a25 981 86724 126 76121 811 892
Goods and Servicesn/a4 143 9503 548 1861 731 755
Capital Assetsn/a2 150 7491 010 6601 338 187
Unauthorised Expendituren/a--62 786
Irregular Expendituren/a265 48795 67770 018
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a1 7274 4392 478
Posts Approvedn/a81 04486 55490 032
Posts Filledn/a68 02673 65278 703
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