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Department of Basic Education to host Reading Roundtable Discussion

The ability to read is crucial to learning. The outcomes of a good quality basic education are to equip learners with literacy skills for life and further learning. The DBE is intensifying efforts at ensuring that many more learners can read.


Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will therefore host a Reading Roundtable on Tuesday 31 March 2015. Read more...


Casting the mind to arts education ‘in our life time’

From 11 to 13 March, NEPAD convened a regional conference on arts education in Africa in collaboration with DBE and Arts and Culture (DAC), amongst others. According to NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, the conference offered possibilities for the delegates to ‘have an opportunity to establish a framework that has long-term significance for how Arts Education is accessed and practiced for future generations’. Read more...

World TB Day

There is now global recognition that HIV and TB are not only a challenge for the health system alone, but also a challenge for the education, economic, social and cultural systems of our society.

The Department of Basic Education has crafted an Integrated Strategy on HIV, STIs and TB aligned to the country’s vision, and to new global thinking on the twin epidemics of HIV and TB.


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Minister of Basic Education urges communities to ensure every school has an SGB, 25 March 2015

The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, has urged parents to ensure that every school has an effective School Governing Body by the end of this week. Read more...


DBE And Peisa To Host A Symposium On Physical Education In Schools, 24 March 2015

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with the Physical Education Institute of South Africa (PEISA) will host the 2015 Physical Education Symposium from 01-02 April 2015 in Cape Town, Western Cape.   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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