The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is made up of 7 branches, each led by a Deputy Director-General (DDG). Each DBE branch is divided into chief directorates, managed by chief directors.
Branch: Finance and Administration's purpose is to provide Administrative support to the Department.
Branch:R's purpose is to support co-ordination and implementation of departmental, sector-wide and cluster programmes of action.
Branch:T's purpose is to promote quality teaching and institutional performance through effective supply, development and utilisation of human resources in collaboration with the ETDP SETA, ELRC and SACE.
Headed by Dr Granville Whittle, Branch:S's purpose is to provide social support and auxiliary services to learners and teachers.
Headed by Ms Simone Geyer, the Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit's purpose is to assist the Ministry and Department to meet strategic objectives.
Headed by Mr Paddy Padayachee, Branch: P's purpose is to promote education quality and effective service delivery in the basic education system through monitoring and evaluation, planning and assessment, supported by NEEDU.
Branch: C's purpose is to develop curriculum and assessment policy and support, monitor and evaluate curriculum implementation.