DBE and partners launch virtual school application

Learners will now have access to a virtual school in their pockets thanks to the ukuFunda Virtual School, which brings a wealth of education resources to their mobile devices.

A partnership between the Department of Basic Education, Mxit Reach and UNICEF, Ukufunda offers a wide-range of free, open and CAPS-aligned learning resources which can be accessed on more than 8000 mobile devices, ranging from basic feature phones to smart phones and tablets – through the Mxit instant messaging platform. Read more...

President Jacob Zuma delivers the second ASIDI school in the Western Cape

The Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI), our flagship infrastructure delivery programme, continues to impress. Huge progress has been made in terms of improving school infrastructure in the country with the ASIDI programme contributing 78 schools to date.





Basic Education helps Eastern Cape to refocus on quality learning and teaching as a core classroom activity

The Eastern Cape Province is back on track with significant improvements in six priority areas such as the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM), scholar transport, infrastructure, budget stabilisation and teacher recruitment. This emanated from the Deputy Minister’s 3 day visit programme aimed at reviewing the state of quality learning and teaching in schools across the province.



Durban learners come out tops in Nat Nakasa debate competition

Mfundo Radebe and Dumisa Nzama were the winners of the Nat Nakasa School Debate, held in Durban on 6 September 2014. The two Crawford College learners beat off stiff competition from the teams from the Eastern Cape and Western Cape in a final debate which capped a day of spirited competition between teams from all nine provinces.  Read more...

GEPF pensioners or members will not lose lump sum in 2015

The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) would like to dispel any rumours that its pensioners and members will lose their gratuities (lump sum) upon retirement from the public service.

 We would like to inform members that while the government is in the process of formulating proposals regarding retirement reform, the changes coming into effect on 1 March 2015 on annuitisation are aimed at aligning provident funds to pension and retirement annuity funds at retirement and will not affect pension funds.



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39 Day countdown to the start of the 2014 National Senior Certificate Examination

With 39 days to go to the official commencement of the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination on the 27th October 2014, the Department of Basic Education has finalised preparations for the conduct of the examination in all nine provinces. Read more...


Media statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga on the launch of LEAP, 16 September 2014

The Department of Basic Education is very excited to be launching the Learn English Audio Project (Leap) in partnership with the British council here today. Read more…


Remote schools get much needed support from British Council, 16 September 2014

The British Council in partnership with the Department of Basic Education will be launching the Learn English Audio Project (LEAP) in South Africa at the Augustus Conference Venue, Emperors Palace on the 16th of September 2014. Read more…


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