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Call for comments on the draft Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) Grades R-5 for Learners with Severe Intellectual Disability (SID)

Angelina Matsie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, hereby, in terms of section 3(4)(l) of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996), and after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers, invite all stakeholder bodies and members of the public to comment on the draft Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) Grades R-5 for learners with Severe Intellectual Disability (SID). She invites stakeholder bodies, interested parties and members of the public to submit written comments on the amendments to the Policy as set out in the Schedule (See Gazette Documents on the right ).


  • All submissions should be prepared under the headings listed in the schedule;
  • The name, address, telephone number and fax number of the person or organisation responsible for the submission of comments must be provided.


Address for submissions

Please send or deliver your submission to:

Director for Inclusive Education of the Department of Basic Education, Dr MT Simelane.

for attention: Mrs M Chaane

222 Struben Street, Pretoria 0002
Fax: 012 323 7749  


           Private Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001

Closing Date

 The closing date for the receipt of comments is set as 21 days after publication of this Notice.

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