Department of Basic Education

 
​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’
​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’
The state of the basic education system should have South Africans toyi-toying in the streets, demanding urgent intervention. Even 25 years since...
MECs, not Angie, have to fix schools
MECs, not Angie, have to fix schools
With the exception of the Free State and the Western Cape, which have kept Tate Makgoe and Debbie Schafer respectively, there are new faces in the...
Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools
Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools
The Gauteng Department of Education’s online application for next year’s admission for Grade 1 and 8 pupils has already received some 200 000...
How to make our society kinder
How to make our society kinder
We have witnessed a continuous stream of broader societal ills playing out throughout our school system, ranging from general violence to sexual...
Excellence in Primary School Leadership
Excellence in Primary School Leadership
When Matsebane started to help his siblings with homework, he had no inkling he would end up becoming a teacher. But it seems his fate was sealed...
Excellence in Primary School Teaching
Excellence in Primary School Teaching
When she was growing up Phenyo Violet Koka wanted to become a medical doctor, but then she dropped this dream and chose teaching as her profession...
Motshekga praises the NTA winners 'for shaping the lives of our children'
Motshekga praises the NTA winners 'for shaping the lives of our children'
As is tradition, the department of basic education (DBE) hosted another glittering ceremony to celebrate the 19th National Teaching Awards (NTAs)...
Home education is a viable alternative
Home education is a viable alternative
Ever since being legalised in South Africa in 1996, home education has been on a steady growth path. There were 56 857 children being schooled at...
Calls to close the IEB are uneducated
Calls to close the IEB are uneducated
From a particular quarter, there has been a persistent campaign advocating for the closing of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), on the...
Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously
Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously
When she released the matric results recently, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga repeatedly referred to the fourth industrial revolution...
Eastern Cape intervention gets results
Eastern Cape intervention gets results
For close to a decade, the Eastern Cape has been the worst province for basic education and its matric pass rate has hovered between 50% and...
School history curriculum overhaul mooted
School history curriculum overhaul mooted
The history curriculum is due for a major makeover in a bid to make the curriculum Afrocentric and relevant to South African learners.

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