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Training Grades 3, 6 and 9 Mathematics subject advisors on the Annual National Assessments data usage programme

The Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM) Policy Development and Innovation Directorate, in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and JET Education Services, has developed the Annual National Assessment (ANA) Data Usage Programme targeting Grades 3, 6 and 9 Mathematics Subject Advisors and Teachers with the provision of resource materials and training. The resource materials show how assessment data can be utilised in a manner which will inform improved teaching.


This is most critical as it has been seen from the ANA diagnostic reports which point to areas where individual teachers need specific support in terms of effective methods of facilitating learning.




DBE distributes Grade R resource kits

The DBE is currently delivering Grade R resource kits to all public primary schools with Grade R. This comes after an overwhelming request from schools for Grade R resource kits, which are aligned to the Grade R workbooks distributed by the DBE. The new resource kits include 20 themed posters, four charts, 2 Big Books, one lesson plan and assessment book, a teaching guide book and a DVD filled with songs and video clips. Read more...

the Department of Health’s new mobisite for adolescent & youth

In June the Minister of Health will be launching a cell phone App that will provide information, tools and support for young people to make informed choices about their lives so that they can enjoy good health outcomes.


In order for the youth to own this application DoH is launching a competition that will enable the youth to both name the app and to provide them with ideas of what content they would like to see in the app. The competition is open to all youth from 6 May to 31 May 2015. Read more...



The DBE has, on 5 May 2015, released the Draft National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB for public comment.

HIV and TB are chronic diseases that have reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. Taken together, they constitute a major management challenge for the country in general and the Basic Education Sector in particular. Read more...

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