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ASIDI gears up to deliver 100th school

The Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative reached the milestone of delivering its 99th school with the handover of Valhalla Primary School in Cape Town.

The school was officially handed over to the school principal, Mr Andrew Lochner and the Riverton community, by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga on Friday, 27 March 2015.

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DBE and Bright Media equip Maths Litercay teachers with new skills

The DBE, in partnership with Bright Media, hosted a national training workshop at Birchwood Conference Centre from 26-27 March 2015,  to equip teachers with skills and material to enable quality learning and teaching for the Mathematical Literacy across the country. 



Demystifying the issues on Learning and Teaching Support Materials

The DBE is responsible for ensuring that each learner is provided with the minimum set of textbooks for a particular grade and for the development of National Catalogues of textbooks for provinces to procure from.  The Department has worked extremely hard over the years to positively change the learning and teaching landscape in South Africa, with various research and reports bearing testimony to that. 



1+4 Teacher Development Plan kicks off in April 2015

As from 1 April the DBE will implement the 1+4 Teacher Development Plan aimed at boosting Maths performance in the senior phase. Consultation at the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has been completed and teacher unions have expressed support for the 1+4 training programme to be promoted as the best model to implement the project and monitoring sessions are to be held every 3 months.



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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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