DBE is referring to the Department of Basic Education. The Department of Basic Education is the branch of government responsible for schooling in the country and is headed by Minister Angie Motshekga.

The Department of Basic Education's Minister, Angie Motshekga, signed off and released the latest school calendar set for 2022.  The calendar breaks down how the department will divide school work over the course of 43 weeks.

Learners are four days away from being back in class as the third term kicks off. With many events currently taking place in the country, the Basic Education Minister will be briefing South Africans this weekend on what is happening within the school sector.

The Department of Basic Education has released a proposed 2023 school calendar which shows that learners will have a total of 203 days of school attendance. The 2023 academic year is scheduled to begin on January 11 for schools located in inland provinces and from January 18for schools in coastal provinces.

With the department having released the new school calendar and reopening dates, they are now concerned that these delays will set schools back. Learners are set to be back at schools in less than a week.

South African schools are set to reopen to start with their second term of the 2021 academic year. Schools were forced to close due to Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of alert level 4 lockdown restrictions, continue to read for more.

The Department of Basic Education has now said when schools will re-open as well as what type of timetable schools will be following. With level 4 lockdown put in action, all schools had to close early.

With target numbers nearing a million for the vaccinations in the education sector, these inoculations could then not be finished on time. The Department of Basic Education has now announced that they'll be extending the deadline.

The Department of Basic Education's Minister, Angie Motshekga, signed off and released the proposed school calendar set for 2023. The calendar breaks down how the department will divide school work over the course of 43 weeks.

Education Activists organisations have taken the Department of Basic Education to court over what they call the "Breach of Court Order." It is not the first time that the organisations have taken the Department to court, read further for more details.

Just like that, we are near to the end of the education sector vaccine rollout, which the department hopes will help bring schools back to normal. This rollout is expected to finish by 9 July.

The Department of Basic Education has administered over 300 000 vaccines so far, which is more than half of their target. They have however showed concern about the thousands of teachers and staff in the sector who are refusing to take the vaccine. 

Government has said that even with the new regulations, they have not changed their plans for schools. Initially, 26 July would have seen all primary school learners return to school full-time.

The Educators Union of South Africa is calling for teachers to protest for schools to be temporarily closed for the third wave. The department has insisted that schools will stay open, which some are not happy with.

Yesterday marked day one of the teacher (and school staff) vaccination rollout, after many months of demanding that teachers be prioritised. The Department is said to be satisfied with day one.

It's the 23rd of June which means that teachers are finally getting what they've been asking for and have started getting their Covid-19 jabs. With ten days marked for the vaccinations, the department hopes to vaccinate near to 600 000 school staff.

With cases growing by over 10 000  every day and with Gauteng already exhausted by the third wave, will schools be closing again? The Congress of South African Students and other stakeholders have called for this to take place with other organisations, such as Equal Education, taking the opposite view.

The Minister of Basic Education has sent some encouragement over to the Matric Class of 2021. Her department has also given some updates when it comes to what's happening in the sector.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has said that schools will not be closing while the country experiences a third wave. This has not been responded to well with some calling for schools to be closed immediately.

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will take the podium this weekend to speak on her department's response to Covidd-19. With the country now experiencing the third wave, Motshekga will then give updates about what will happen in schools.

The Health Department has now said that Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which will be used for teachers, will arrive on Friday. There has been no set date announced for when these vaccinations will begin but there are some predictions.



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