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Matriculants will write their final National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams from Wednesday 27 October and the final exam will be written on Tuesday, 7 December. It will be the second final matric exam since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the beginning of 2020. 

NAPTOSA has welcomed the proposed vaccination of Children aged between 12 to 17 but also expressed its reservations about how it is being rolled out.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga has urged men and women to never stop fighting for a non-sexist society that values women and girls. She further spoke about a number of the department's policy interventions aimed at protecting young girls in schools 

The Gauteng Education Department will today begin sending out SMSes to parents and guardians with school offers as school placements commence today. This year, the Department took a different approach to how school applications are done.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has faced difficult moments under the Covid-19 pandemic period. The disruptions throughout the different lockdown levels resulted in only a few grades being prioritised, leading to a higher dropout rate than in previous years. 

During the media briefing on the developments in the Basic Education sector, Minister Angie Motshekga gave an update on the department's progress concerning school infrastructure.

As the Basic Education Minister took to the stand today, she announced that over 700 000 Matrics will be writing with almost 900 000 sitting for this year's final Matric exams. Exams will begin in less than three weeks.

The Basic Education Minister addressed the media on Friday afternoon where she gave an update on the Basic Education Employment Initiative. This initiative sees thousands of youth being hired to fill school assistant job vacancies.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, is expected to take to the stand tomorrow to provide the country with an update on schooling while we battle a pandemic. We are also under a month away from Matric final exams.

The Department of Basic Education employed more than 300 000 teachers assistants to help teachers across South Africa as they faced the new challenges brought about by Covid-19 pandemic. You may be wondering what their duties are at school, well keep reading to find out. 


The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has adjusted the matric exams timetable in order to accommodate elections between October and November 2021. The DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga has confirmed the move saying that the matric timetable was clashing with the election date.

The University of Stellenbosch has conducted a study presenting a flow of South Africa's schooling system. The study finds that an average South African spends 10 years in high school before obtaining matric, which has progressively led to a high dropout rate in the country’s education system. 

The Department of Basic Education will be providing condoms to learners at schools. This comes after high rates of pregnancy in young girls was reported.

The Department of Basic Education has made improving literacy and numeracy skills, particularly ‘reading for meaning,' a top focus. Thus the department has created an online program called "The Comprehension Across the Curriculum" that allows teachers to improve their reading comprehension skills.

The Department of Basic Education has announced its aim to root out teenage pregnancy through intensified sex education to age-appropriate learners. Read further for more details. 

After speculation came that the October school holidays might be cancelled to make up for lost time, the department saw many objections. Now, the October school holidays remain in place.

With Treasury on board, the Department of Basic Education will have the teacher assistants programme up and running for a second time around. It's said that these assistants will be of major help and assist schools to cope.

Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister, announced that she would hold a media briefing to provide an update on the basic education sector’s response to the impact of COVID-19 on schooling.

Many schools in South Africa are currently facing a shortage of classrooms. Some schools also have a lack of running water and see major damage needing to be repaired for years.

The Department of Basic Education has given further insight into why they are considering cancelling the upcoming October school holidays. Unions and parents have come out and spoken against this potential move by the department.