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July 2010 – National Minister for Basic Education, Ms. Angie Motshekga, has announced a revised Curriculum (as part of the Schooling 2025 Plan, a strategy of the Department of Basic Education to improve the SA schooling system in the next 15 years)). The main focus will be on content and transfer of knowledge so that South African learners can become more competitive in the international arena. The focus also returns to the use of handbooks in the classroom. National Guidelines for teaching will be available from the Department in all the provinces. Most of the changes will take place during 2011 and 2012.