Gauteng schools


Overcrowding has been identified as an obstacle to quality teaching and learning at some Gauteng schools. This is according to a report launched by Equal Education (EE) on overcrowding at nine schools in Etwatwa, and Ekurhuleni.

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 urges parents and guardians who haven't received school placement offers to be patient as applications are still being processed.  

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.

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.


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.

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 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.

A school in Gauteng has had to close after many learners tested positive for Covid-19. This comes after another school in the province experienced a cluster outbreak and was forced to close.

A huge amount of learners seemed to have dropped out of school in Gauteng. With schools now in their second month of schooling, there is also over 200 learners who remain unplaced in schools. The Department aims to clear the backlog this week.

With reports of corruption and suspicious activity within government being reported on daily, the latest report that millions of rands was used in Gauteng schools on disinfection is now raising questions.

Good news for Gauteng, nearly all of their schools are open. Due to a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases.