Thutong Educational Portal

TFunza Lushaka Bursary Scheme

Kha Ri Gude

You Tube

Minister Motshekga Officially Launches 1000 Libraries Project


Minister Motshekga officially launched the 1000 Libraries project with the opening of the new library at Uvuyo Primary School in Dobsonville, Soweto, on Wednesday, 22 July, 2015.

The project aims to get more learners reading through the establishment and refurbishment of 1000 school libraries per annum and falls under the broader Reading Promotion and Provision of Library and Information Services (LIS) sector plan. Read more...

call for comments: Ana National policy

The draft National Policy on the Conduct, Administration and Management of the Annual National Assessments (ANA) was released for public comment on 20 July 2015.

The main purpose of ANA, a diagnostic assessment, is to monitor and track learner performance.


Click on the link below  to view the Gazette:

Gazette No 39006 of 2015.

Call for applications: 2016 education assistance for the TRC-identified victims of apartheid

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development calls on TRC-identified victims of Apartheid that were declared as such by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to apply for assistance with tuition fees for basic and higher education and training. Read more...

Call for comments: Proposed 2017 School Calendar for Public Schools

Minister Motshekga, acting in terms of Section 3(4)(k) of the National Education Policy Act, 1996, and after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers, has published the Proposed 2017 School Calendar for comments.


Persons with a particular interest in school calendars are invited to comment on the proposed school calendar. Read more...

Latest News

Deputy Minister Enver Surty opens CAPS Technical Training for Teachers


The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty will officially open the Teacher Training on CAPS for Technical Schools on 15 July 2015 at Adcorp Training Centre in Welkom, Free State. Read more...


“Mandela Day” in Support of 1000 Libraries

The DBE intends to use this opportunity presented by the 2015 Mandela  Day to mobilise resources and support from various sectors of society around the enormous task of improving the educational experience for underprivileged children through the provision of 1000 Libraries and thousands of books. Read more...


Speech Delivered by the Deputy Minister Surty at the Launch of e-Libraries at the Vodaworld

The educational needs of learners in the 21st century’ extends beyond the triple Rs.  The traditional three Rs refer to the foundations of a basic skills-oriented education programme within schools: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Read more...


Latest Uploads

Copyright: Department of Basic Education 2015