Gauteng is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. It consists of cities of Pretoria, Johannesburg, Germiston and Vereeniging and the surrounding metropolitan areas. The provincial capital is Johannesburg.

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 Department of Education has finally came through for everyone interested in the teacher assistant posts. They have now shared the highly anticipated information through its social platforms for the interested candidates to apply. 

After launching phase 2 of online applications for school admissions, the Gauteng Department of Education will soon be reviewing and approving successful applicants from the thousands of applications that have been received.


The country's basic education sector has had to endure several challenges since the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, these include repeated lockdowns, an attempted insurrection and massive budget cuts. Reporters take a closer look at the current state of the and what might measures have been taken to stabilise the situation.   

The Basic Education sector has been burdened by a variety of issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic including learning losses, teacher shortages and the poor management of schools. MEC Panyaza Lesufi admits that these are prevalent issues but says that certain measures may have to be taken for solutions.

The mother of a 17-year-old pupil who was reportedly stabbed on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 by a group of learners, has accused the school of having ignored threats that were made by her son’s attackers. 

The Gauteng Department of Education's Phase 2 online admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners in 2022 will begin on Monday, this month and will run until  8 October 2021.


Gauteng has already seen over 300 000 applications being submitted for 2022 school placements. Gauteng's Education Department says parents have until tomorrow at midnight to submit their 2022 online application.

Gauteng Department of Education has announced that the online applications for 2022 is now open and will close soon. This year's applications for Gauteng school admissions will be done in phases.

Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his disappointment with the management of Polosho Secondary School after they failed to provide answers regarding an incident in which a learner fatally stabbed his schoolmate on Monday.

A 15-year-old pupil who allegedly stabbed a fellow pupil to death at school in Alexandra, Gauteng has been arrested. It's understood the two grade 8 pupils were fighting when they left the school and came back with a knife.

After excessive decontamination took place at Gauteng schools, the Special Investigative Unit has recommended a disciplinary committee for provincial education authorities over decontamination contracts.

The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that it's made progress in just four days since opening the admission process for phase one of the 2022 school applications.

Some Gauteng Schools have given parents an ultimatum. They say they must pay their school fees or they'll be handed over to lawyers.

The Department of Education in the Gauteng Province has announced the dates for online admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8 for the 2022 school year on Sunday. Read further for more.

In 2019 South Africa was recognised by the World Bank as one of the most unequal societies in the world. Is this particular statement by the World Bank representative of the ongoing protests in the country? Read further to learn more.

More than 20 schools have been closed in Gauteng on Friday due to a rapid rise in Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. This comes after the Gauteng Department of Education, Steve Mabona held a press briefing on Friday to give current data on the rising Covid-19 infection rate in the province

A principal was shot and killed at Buyani Primary School in Finetown, Gauteng on Monday morning. The Gauteng Department of Education addressed it 

The Department of Education in Gauteng says about 20 schools have been closed interchangeably between 1-3 days since February, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The province is experiencing the third wave of Covid infections.

After allegations of racism were brought against Cornwall Hill College during a peaceful protest, the SA Human Rights Commission has announced that an investigation into the school's policies and Code of Conduct as a means to intervene in the alleged ongoing discrimination will take place.


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