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Creating road safety awareness through the Torch of Peace

Education around road safety in public schools is a critical undertaking to prevent accident related deaths occurring on South African roads on a daily basis. According to the Department of Transport, the lives of many South Africans are lost on the roads every few seconds. 

The Minister Transport, Mrs Dipuo Peters, said that Government will soon introduce a curriculum on road safety in the education sector. Read more...

2015 NTA adjudication completed

The final adjudication for the 2014 National Teaching Awards (NTAs) has been completed, with the top teachers in the country subjected to a rigorous selection process.

The adjudication took place in Johannesburg from 19-25 January 2015.

The objectives of the NTAs are to focus attention on the positive aspects of Basic Education. Read more...


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DBE website experiencing technical problems

Due to technical issues, the DBE website is operating under limited functionality. We are in the process of restoring the functionality and apologise for the inconvenience caused.


Department of Basic Education extends registration period for Supplementary Examinations

The Department of Basic Education has extended the deadline for registration of supplementary examinations for the class of 2014. The original closing date was Wednesday, January 21 2015 and this has now been extended to Friday, 30 January 2015. Read more...

Basic Education and the British Council continue to improve training of English First Additional Language Teachers

The teaching of English First Additional Language (EFAL) will take centre stage on Wednesday 28 January 2015 as the Department of Basic Education and British Council host a meeting to discuss the impact of the ‘’Certificate in Primary and Secondary English Language Teaching’’.  Read more...


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