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until the NSC Examinations of 2015 start.

Use these previous exam papers to revise and prepare for the upcoming NSC exams. This way you can find out what you already know and work on what you don't know.




Decisions taken by Council of Education Ministers (CEM)

CEM convened on Thursday the 17th September 2015. The Director-General gave a detailed mid-year review of the Basic Education Sector which looked at progress made in the implementation of key priority programmes.


Readiness for National Senior Certificate (NSC)

There are 37 days remaining until the start of the 2015 NSC. All processes are on track to ensure the smooth administration of the NSC. Read more...

#ASIDI - This is a happy place

"Our new school looks like a Model C school, even though we're in the township" - Zingiswa Bhadu, Sophumelela High School.


For more, view this #ASIDI- This a HAPPY place video on DBE's YouTube channel.

Quantitative Applications in Education Research ReSEP Conference

The Minister of Basic Education delivered the opening address at the University of Stellenbosch's Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP) on the Quantitative Applications in Education Research Conference that was held on 17-18 August 2015.


The Conference was chaired by Prof Servaas van der Berg and the theme for the conference was Quantitative Applications in Education. Read more...


Drop all and Read Campaign mobilises with the help of religious leaders

The DBE, with the support of religious faith centres, took the Department’s “Drop All and Read Campaign” to provinces on Sunday 06 September 2015 with visits by the Minister, Deputy Minister, Director-General and Deputy Directors-General to various churches in six (6) provinces. Director-General for the Basic Education, Mr Mathanzima Mweli, attended the Living Waters Church in Itsoseng in Mafikeng, where he encouraged community members to read. Read more...


DBE Spelling Bee underway

The DBE’s Spelling Bee South Africa 2015 Championship will be taking place at Sci-Bono in Johannesburg on 10 October 2015. All provinces are currently busy with their semi-finals and three of the best spellers will represent each province at the national competition. Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal have already identified their provincial champions. Read more...

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Education Department's learner attainment strategy yielding positive results, 15 September 2015


The Department of Basic Education has put in place several measures to address the dropout rate in the education system. It is however important to put this matter in context. Read more...


Media Statement on the postponement of the writing of the Annual National Assessment (ANA), 11 September 2015

At a meeting between the Teacher Unions and senior officials of the Department of Basic Education, consensus was reached to postpone the writing of the Annual National Assessment (ANA 2015), until the first week of February 2016. Read more...


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