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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.

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DBE gets moving on Physical Education

The Department of Basic Education and the Physical Education Institute of South Africa have joined together to promote and improve physical education amongst South Africa’s young people.


The changes to the curriculum has resulted in Physical Education being removed as a stand-alone subject and incorporated into the Life Orientation curriculum. Read more...

Deputy Minister, Enver Surty hands over yet another Life Science and Physical Science Laboratory in the North West

More work has been done to improve quality learning and teaching in Maths and Science across the country.  The Department of Basic Education (DBE), in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Adopt-a-School Foundation, officially launched the Life Science and Physical Science Laboratories at Boithaopo High school in Kraaipan, North West on 29 March 2015. Read more...


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Taking Democracy To The Class Room, 17 April 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...


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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