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Department of Basic Education and YCAP join forces to bring positive change in schools and communities

Active citizenship is at the core of a successful democracy, and the vehicle to achieve this is to begin the process in the youth.


The Department, in an effort to promote active citizenry has partnered, with Empowervate in a programme that builds on learners' agency and critical learning skills to bring about positive change in their schools and communities. Read more...

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: Draft Policy on ANA

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.

Stakeholder bodies and members of the public are invited to comment in writing on the draft policy.


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...

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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...


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