Umalusi approves KZN results of the 2014 Senior Certificate exams

The Department of Basic Education has published on its website ( the names of the 152 KZN examination centres that have been granted approval by Umalusi to release the May/June Senior Certificate examination results.

In a statement issued by Umalusi on 11 August 2014, approval was granted for the release of the 2014 Senior Certificate results in all provinces except Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN). Centres granted permission by Umalusi



President Jacob Zuma delivers the second ASIDI school in the Western Cape

The Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI), our flagship infrastructure delivery programme, continues to impress. Huge progress has been made in terms of improving school infrastructure in the country with the ASIDI programme contributing 78 schools to date.





Basic Education helps Eastern Cape to refocus on quality learning and teaching as a core classroom activity

The Eastern Cape Province is back on track with significant improvements in six priority areas such as the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP), Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM), scholar transport, infrastructure, budget stabilisation and teacher recruitment. This emanated from the Deputy Minister’s 3 day visit programme aimed at reviewing the state of quality learning and teaching in schools across the province.



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39 Day countdown to the start of the 2014 National Senior Certificate Examination

With 39 days to go to the official commencement of the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination on the 27th October 2014, the Department of Basic Education has finalised preparations for the conduct of the examination in all nine provinces. Read more...


Media statement by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga on the launch of LEAP, 16 September 2014

The Department of Basic Education is very excited to be launching the Learn English Audio Project (Leap) in partnership with the British council here today. Read more…


Remote schools get much needed support from British Council, 16 September 2014

The British Council in partnership with the Department of Basic Education will be launching the Learn English Audio Project (LEAP) in South Africa at the Augustus Conference Venue, Emperors Palace on the 16th of September 2014. Read more…


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GEPF pensioners or members will not lose lump sum in 2015

The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) would like to dispel any rumours that its pensioners and members will lose their gratuities (lump sum) upon retirement from the public service.

 We would like to inform members that while the government is in the process of formulating proposals regarding retirement reform, the changes coming into effect on 1 March 2015 on annuitisation are aimed at aligning provident funds to pension and retirement annuity funds at retirement and will not affect pension funds.



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