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ASIDI celebrates 100th school

It was a festive atmosphere at Dorrington Matsepe PS in Kroonstad as the school was officially handed over by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, on 30 April 2015.

The handover marks a milestone in ASIDI, as the Free State school is the 100th school to have been completed since the programme was initiated in 2011/12. Read more...

Teaching English across the Curriculum

The DBE introduces the Teaching English Across the Curriculum (EAC) as a means of strengthening LoLT from Grade 1 to Grade 12.

The teaching of EAC is based on the premise that every teacher is a language teacher and that the basic language skills such as listening and speaking, reading and viewing, and writing and presenting taught in language classrooms should also be taught in content subjects. Read more...



Deputy Minister Surty and the South African National Commission for UNESCO is hosting the annual Education For All (EFA) Stakeholders meeting today 17 April 2015 at Sol Plaatje House, Pretoria.  The meeting coincides with the launch of the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and the presentation of awards to the 2014 recipients of UNESCO funding.



The 2015 South African Spelling Bee launched

The DBE, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, Monash South Africa, Nedbank and SABC launched the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015 at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg on 16 April 2015. Spell It has been one of the original DBE’s Spelling Bee implementation partners since 2013.

Spelling Bee South Africa is part of a broader comprehensive strategy aimed at addressing poor learner performance not only in Language, but also in Literacy and Numeracy. Read more... 

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Minister of Basic Education tables the Basic Education 2015/16 Budget Vote, 04 May 2015

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will on Wednesday 06 May 2015 table the Department of Basic Education Budget Vote for 2015/16 in the National Assembly at Parliament.  Read more...


Handover of Dorrington Matsepe Primary School marks significant milestone as ASIDI delivers 100th school, 28 April 2015

The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga will hand over Dorrington Matsepe Primary School in Kroonstad, the 100th ASIDI school to be completed. Read more…


Department OF Basic Education rejects false accusations relating to National Education and Development Unit (NEEDU) Report, 24 April 2015

The Department of Basic Education has rejected accusations that it has refused to release the report that was compiled by the National Education and Development Unit (NEEDU).  Read more...


Department Of Basic Education Condemns Violence Against Foreign Nationals

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) condemns in the strongest possible terms any violence against foreign nationals. The spate of attacks on foreigners in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng over the past week has disrupted schooling and is completely unacceptable. Read more...


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