Gauteng Department of Education

Between June and August 2020, the Gauteng Department of Education spent more than R431-million on sanitizing schools. The Special Investigating Unit SIU was reported to have been briefed to investigate the legitimacy of procurement process.   

Parents and guardians have been urged to note that only a week remains before placements for Online Admissions in Gauteng schools are complete.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has been under immense pressure due to recent reports of kidnapped learners in their schools. The department has however shared new developments on some of the abducted learners.  

South Africa is fast becoming one of the most unsafe countries for children as the abduction of learners in school escalates. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) issued a response related to the recent incident of abduction of a learner in school.

The Gauteng Department of Education says that is it is ready to get started with this year’s final matric exam and has put measures in place to ensure that everything goes as planned.


The countdown to midnight continues before Parents and Guardians in Gauteng are no longer able to submit their online applications for phase two of the 2022 school admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8 pupils.

Parents in Gauteng who are looking to have their children admitted for schooling in Grade 1 and 8 have a very limited time to do so. This comes as the provincial education department is nearing the deadline for Phase two 2022 Online admissions for both grades.   



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. 

Parents in Gauteng have a limited amount of time to submit their online Grade 1 and Grade 8 applications for 2022. This marks phase 2 of the online admissions process. 

Shocking revelations have come to light about a 15-year-old Alexandra school pupil who stabbed another learner to death on school grounds on Monday. This has shed a spotlight on safety within schools and what must be done about violence in schools. 

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.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the province was ready and prepared when it came to primary school learners to go back to daily classes. This follows a few changes in the registration process for grade 1 as well as grade 8 learners in the province being announced.

A school in Tembisa, Gauteng has been under construction for nearly 5 years with more than R86 million spent on it. Residents of the community are now appealing to the government to open the school as the conditions of the temporary school are very poor. 

Grade 12 pupils were set to return on Monday 3 August, however certain schools in Gauteng have not reopened yet.

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened online applications for grade 1 and grade 8 admissions for the 2021 school year.


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