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The Department of Basic Education has faced many challenges over the past year. Minister Angie Motshekga recently shared how her department has managed to bounce back. 

 

 

 


School rules have been updated for learners across the country. Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga released a gazette, explaining the new changes. 


The first half of the year is almost over and that means vacation time. But let us not forget that the second semester is yet to come and you still need to get through that. So let's take a brief look at how to survive the start of the second semester.


The National Household Travel Survey was released by Statistics South Africa, which revealed that the most common mode of transport used in South Africa is walking.


A Memorandum of Understanding on school uniform prices and the procurement thereof were signed by the Competition Commission and SGBs.


In the last two week, the number of unplaced school children for the 2021 academic year has decreased as they have found placement at schools across South Africa.


Unfortunately, around 40% of learners drop out of school, which is why the Zero Dropout Campaign has committed itself to halve that percentage by 2030.


Principals at Western Cape schools are concerned about the drop-out rates in the province. This comes after the Department of Basic Education announced that over 114 000 learners could not be accounted for in November 2020.


A state-of-the-art school has recently opened in La Mercy in Durban, with the aim to equip pupils with skills for the fourth industrial revolution.


After heavy rains damage roads and water infrastructure, schools in Mpumalanga were forced to stay closed. Provincial Education authorities announced that these challenges are being addressed, in collaboration with other departments.

 


Reports have been circulating about the government considering to delay the reopening of schools, however, the DA wishes to find some clarity from the DBE.

 


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Now that the country is seeing high increases in cases as we tackle the second Covid wave, parents have started asking questions when it comes to their childrens' schooling. Will the rotational timetable for school attendance remain in place?


The Gauteng Department of Education announced that late online registration admissions are now open for grade 1 and 8 learners. 


This year has been challenging for children as the COVID-19 lockdown has caused many disruptions in schooling actvities and highlighted many adversities children face day to day. 


Two young boys have been rescued from separate illegal initiation camps after a police raid at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha on Tuesday. 


The Department of Basic Education recently presented the findings of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2019, this shows how South African learners have been faring in comparison to the rest of the world. 


The South African Democratic Teachers Union plans to go to Constitutional Court to challenge the Labour Appeal Court ruling that wage increases could not be increased. 


More than 1 million candidates were registered to write the final matric exams this year. Now that the exams have come to an end, the department is certain that its efforts had a positive impact on learners.

 

 


In a briefing held today, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga discussed the state of readiness for schools ahead of the start of the 2021 school year. 

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