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Welcome to the National Department of Basic Education’s website. Here you will find information on, amongst others, the Curriculum, what to do if you’ve lost your matric certificate, links to previous Grade 12 exam papers for revision purposes and our contact details should you need to get in touch with us.

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Senior Certificate


Registration period open

Senior Certificate

Adults that qualify to write the 2020 Senior Certificate(amended) examination must register for the examination from 01 October 2019 until 31 January 2020. Candidates may register at any provincial education office (which includes the provincial head office, the district office or a circuit office) OR register online.

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CSE


Sexuality Education in Life Skills

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

The Department of Basic Education has released, the Scripted Lessons Plans which are being used in the pilot phase of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in selected schools.

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