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The Basic Education Department has partnered with MTN to launch a free online school portal to address the learning needs of children in South Africa in the 21st Century.


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.


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


The Department of Basic Education together with the provincial education departments have made great progress in efforts to replace pit latrines at schools with appropriate sanitation facilities through the SAFE initiative. 


If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.


Contact sports at schools are facing a possible suspension as the Covid-19 cases increase in South Africa. The Department of Basic Education will be discussing measures that can be taken to prevent the suspension 


South Africa is working on creating a new language policy for schools, that will be an advantage to the learners of the country.  Assessment will start being made available in African languages, other than English and Afrikaans until the new language policy is implemented. 


The Western Cape Education Department says that it is implementing a plan to place the learners who are currently registered as unplaced in the province. 


The Teachers Council has launched a handbook for teachers on how to deal with violence at school. Teachers have been facing violence in various forms for years and the Teachers Council is finally acknowledging it. 


Western Cape are still dealing with thousand of learners who have not been placed in schools. The Western Cape Department of education are uncertain on what to do about the situation, while the Legal Resource Centre is working to uncover the reason behind the learner still being unplaced


The Department of Education says over 5,000 learners have still not been placed at schools in the Western Cape. Education department says many of the learners applied late.

By Marecia Damons


The new draft school admissions policy affects learners right to basic education through issues with application processes, appropriate school placements and many other things. Equal Education Researchers are working to create a greater access for basic education and the rights of learners. 


Applications to be enrolled in Western Cape schools close today. The application system opened on 26 February. Applications can be submitted both online and manually.


A state of the art special school has opened in KwaZulu-Natal to assist leaners with physical and learning disabilities. The school is equipped with the best infrastructure and teachers to assist special needs learners and accommodate for their disabilities. 


13 fatalities have occurred at an initiation school in Eastern Cape. Parents and guardians are concerned with how the government will prevent this from happening again in the future.


Parents picket outside the Department of Education’s district office in Gqeberha to demand that a school get a fence, toilets and more staff, among other things. The parents said, “We are here to give the District Director seven days to respond to our memorandum of demands or he will see the wrath of the parents”.

By Mkhuseli Sizani


The Department of Basic Education has announced that late applications for the Second Chance Matric Programme is now open. The Second Chance Matric Programme gives you the opportunity to rewrite your exams should you not have been satisfied with your initial results.


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.


Applications for school admissions in the Western Cape have now been extended. This allows parents and guardians more time to register learners for the 2022 school year.


There have been talks about a possible extension for the teachers assistant program. Teacher are eager for the assistants to remain.

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