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Deputy Minister Surty and the South African National Commission for UNESCO is hosting the annual Education For All (EFA) Stakeholders meeting today 17 April 2015 at Sol Plaatje House, Pretoria.  The meeting coincides with the launch of the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and the presentation of awards to the 2014 recipients of UNESCO funding.



Taking Democracy to the Classroom: 2015 Schools Democracy Week begins

The third annual Schools Democracy Week (SDW) has been launched today as part of a joint project between the Electoral Commission of South Africa and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to promote electoral democracy among learners.


The campaign will run until 27 April 2015 in schools countrywide. Read more...


The 2015 South African Spelling Bee launched

The DBE, in partnership with Spell It South Africa, Monash South Africa, Nedbank and SABC launched the Spelling Bee South Africa Competition for 2015 at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg on 16 April 2015. Spell It has been one of the original DBE’s Spelling Bee implementation partners since 2013.

Spelling Bee South Africa is part of a broader comprehensive strategy aimed at addressing poor learner performance not only in Language, but also in Literacy and Numeracy. Read more... 



Taking Parliament to the People

Scholar transport, school fees, infrastructure and school management were amongst the key issues raised by citizens as the Taking Parliament to the People programme focused on education.

The Programme brings Parliament and Members of Cabinet closer to citizens and allows them to interact on issues, which may be affecting them. Read more... 

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Department Of Basic Education Condemns Violence Against Foreign Nationals

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) condemns in the strongest possible terms any violence against foreign nationals. The spate of attacks on foreigners in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng over the past week has disrupted schooling and is completely unacceptable. Read more...


Taking Democracy To The Class Room, 17 April 2015

The young people of South Africa will celebrate 21 years of electoral democracy during the annual Schools Democracy Week (SDW) from 20 to 27 April 2015. Read more...


 1 4 Maths Teacher development plan to start in earnest in April 2015, 24 March 2015

The Department of Basic Education will go ahead with the implementation of the 1 4 teacher development plan aimed at boosting performance in the senior phase. Read more...


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