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Deputy Minister Enver Surty hails the promotion of sport in schools


Day two of the School Sport conference continued with more issues tabled for discussion through various commissions in order to strengthen sport in schools. As a follow-up to a number of issues discussed on the first day of the South African School Sport conference held at Kievits Kroon Conference Estate in Pretoria from 26 to 28 November 2015, Basic Education Deputy Minister, Mr Enver Surty took the podium to share his views on the significance of sport in learner growth and development. Read more...

Vhembe District To Rewrite Life Science Papers

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has taken a decision that learners from the Vhembe school district in the Limpopo Province will rewrite the Life Sciences paper 1 and Life Sciences paper 2. This decision was taken after it was confirmed that a copy of the 2015 National Senior Certificate examination paper for Life Sciences was circulated amongst some learners before the commencement of the examination.



Promoting Mass School Sport Participation Activities For Learners
The improvement of mass school sport participation activities has become a significant undertaking for the strengthening of physical education within the South African schooling system. The Department of Basic Education (DBE), together with the Provincial Departments of Education (PDEs), hosted the National School Sport conference at Kievits Kroon Conference Estate in Pretoria from 26 to 28 November 2015, to ensure a common understanding of the school sport programme throughout the country,   Read more...



Grade 12 learners and students wishing to apply for financial assistance to study at any of the selected public universities and TVET colleges in the 2016 academic year have until 30 November 2015 to submit their applications.

NSFAS opened online applications at the beginning of August 2015 to give applicants adequate time to submit their applications early. Read more...

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, hosts Disability Roundtable Discussions

The promotion of Inclusive Education through the coherent engagement among education experts on issues relating to disability remain a critical approach in broadening access to basic education in the country.

As South Africa is observing National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 03 November to 03 December 2015.


Call for Written Submissions: NCS Grades R–12 and the Conduct, Administration and Management of the NSC Examination

The Minister of Basic Education, Angelina Matsie Motshekga, after consultations with the Council of Education Ministers, invites stakeholder bodies and members of the public to comment on and/or note the relevant regulation and/or policy changes as set out in the following Gazettes:

  • Gazette No. 39406
  • Gazette No. 39399
  • Gazette No. 39405


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World Economic Forum competitive report rankings are bizarre and lack credibility, 05 October 2015

The World Economic Forum has again released its bizarre set of opinion-based rankings of education quality. The Department of Basic Education is disappointed that these rankings continue to be published even though they are flawed, and not based on empirical evidence obtained from research. Read more...


Media Statement on the postponement of the writing of the Annual National Assessment (ANA), 11 September 2015

At a meeting between the Teacher Unions and senior officials of the Department of Basic Education, consensus was reached to postpone the writing of the Annual National Assessment (ANA 2015), until the first week of February 2016. Read more...


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