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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.


As less than a week remains before the final matric exams kick-off, many Grade 12 pupils have been spending their nights and days preparing. But it has not been without challenges for some of them. 


The Gauteng Education Department began their school placements on Friday 15 October. According to Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona, parents have been confirming that they have received school placement offers for their children.


The DBE is piloting the rollout of the General Education Certificate which will be given to Grade 9 learners to address the current issue of many learners leaving school without a national qualification.


The recently held National Teachers Awards included a prize where teachers needed to identify a learner who would win a Funza Lushaka Bursary. This Bursary offers a multi-year programme to students, which promotes teaching as a profession.


Applications to register for the Second Chance Programme are currently open. The programme aims to help those learners who did not pass their National Senior Certificate or Extended Senior Certificate. Below you may find more about this program.


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.


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.


As a response to the reported rise in teenage pregnancies and HIV infections in South Africa's schools. The Basic Education Department is looking to intensify the implementation of its Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools.


As the number of applications for Phase two of the Basic Education Employment Initiative continues to rise, the Basic Education Department has introduced an alternative method of application for applicants that are yet to submit their applications.


The Department of Education will be employing teacher assistants again in November 2021 and you might be interested in earning an income but if you are a NSFAS student you unfortunately do not qualify for this post. Keep reading to find out what the requirements are to qualify for the teaching assistant post. 


The Basic Education Employment Initiative has invited the youth of South Africa to apply for the opportunity between the 27th of September and the 3rd of October 2021.


As the final matric exam approaches in under a month from now, matriculants from three schools in different provinces shed some light on how they have been preparing for their big day.


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. 

 


NAPTOSA voiced their views on the recent research report by the Stellenbosch University’s Research on Socioeconomic Policy Group on the flow of learners through schools.


The Funza Lushaka Bursary Program is a continuous program that promotes teaching in public schools. Bursaries are available to enable qualified students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. If you would like to find out what study needs the program covers, your answer is waiting below. 
 


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.
 


Does your child love math or enjoy problem-solving? If yes, then sign them up for the free of charge, online #BricsMath competition.


For 10 years learners at Finetown Secondary School have had to deal with learning in an environment that is not ideal, as the classrooms are quite small and require many repairs. Now learners have to deal with additional challenges that have been introduced through rotational learning which was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.

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