IIAL gathers pace

The Incremental Introduction of African Languages (IIAL) has gained further momentum with the finalisation of plans to continue the pilot programme in Grade 2 in 2015.

In 2014, 228 schools, which previously did not offer African Languages, implemented the IIAL pilot in Grade 1 successfully in eight provinces.




DBE and USAID host 2ND forum to address the literacy gap in the country

The partnership between USAID and the DBE, through which the School Capacity and Innovation Programme (SCIP), aimed at addressing the literacy gap among 100 million children worldwide, is currently being implemented in South Africa. Education experts comprising officials from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), USAID, the ELMA Foundation and the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation organised a two day forum to review the progress of the SCIP in public schools from 20-21 November 2014. Read more…

DBE and European Union join hands to improve quality learning and teaching in South Africa

The DBE and the European Union (EU) have entered into a 7 year programme initiated for improving the quality of learning and teaching in South Africa. The programme, which will focus on teacher development, has been aimed at addressing issues of efficiency and quality in public schools through the recruitment of teachers with the necessary skills.



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Education Department raises pass mark in Senior Phase

The Department of Basic Education has raised the pass mark for grades 7, 8 and 9 as part of its efforts of improving the quality of education in the public school system. Read more...


School nutrition programme has not been suspended in Limpopo

The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is going ahead as normal in many parts of Limpopo. Read more…

 Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng MEC to Receive 101st MASSMART Mobile Kitchen


The Department of Basic Education will receive a mobile kitchen donated to a Soweto school by MASSMART on Thursday, 30 October 2014. This will be one of the 101st kitchens donated by the retailer across the country. Read more…


Umalusi approves the final batch of the 2014 KZN mid-year results

This statement is a sequel to a press release issued by Umalusi on 12 September 2014 regarding the approval for the release of the 2014 Senior Certificate (SC) results in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN). Read more...


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