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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 of 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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Statement on the investigation into examination irregularities in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, 30 January 2015

Irregularities were identified by DBE, Umalusi and the Provincial Education Departments during the writing (in October November 2014) and marking process (in December 2014). Read more...

Department of Basic Education working hard to restore website, 30 January 2015

The Department of Basic Education rejects in the strongest terms claims that its website has been hacked. These claims are both false and misleading. Read more...


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.


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