Department of Basic Education

 
Instil discipline in schools but don’t break the pupils
Instil discipline in schools but don’t break the pupils
Recent incidents of indiscipline and violence in schools have again shone a spotlight on the question of discipline, or lack thereof, in schools....
‘Middlemen at the heart of poor school infrastructure delivery’ — EE
‘Middlemen at the heart of poor school infrastructure delivery’ — EE
Public money meant for building schools is being siphoned off to third-party consultants and agents while Eastern Cape teachers and pupils...
To fix schools, fix society first
To fix schools, fix society first
On October 12 this year, the department of basic education hosted a summit on school safety at St George’s Hotel in Gauteng. It was attended by...
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
Champion of the learning foundation phase dies
The death of education MEC Mandla Makupula has left a difficult void to fill in education in the Eastern Cape. Makupula was the longest-serving...
Education is for everyone
Education is for everyone
Government officials including Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle and other members of the provincial...
Connecting former students to their alma mater to make a difference
Connecting former students to their alma mater to make a difference
Imagine knowing that a sports star, minister or celebrity sat at the same desk, looking at the same chalkboard and heard the same lesson?
DBE to appeal #FixTheNorms order
DBE to appeal #FixTheNorms order
In the week that President Cyril Ramaphosa launched his initiative to provide schools with safe sanitation, it has emerged that the department of...
What we teach must be relevant
What we teach must be relevant
The announcement by Minister of Education Angie Motshekga that history will be made compulsory from grades 10 to 12 by 2022 has opened up many...
Technology in the classroom is key to collaborative, effective and engaged learning
Technology in the classroom is key to collaborative, effective and engaged learning
The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is fundamentally changing the way the world works. A key driver of this workplace transformation is...
Technology in and around the classroom
Technology in and around the classroom
The 2004 white paper e-Education: Transforming Learning and Teaching through Information and Communication Technologies formed the department of...
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
Motshekga: ‘What we need is money’
South Africa does not have enough resources to meet growing demands like the eradication of pit toilets, Minister of Basic Education Angie...
Education task team — History should be a compulsory school subject from 2023
Education task team — History should be a compulsory school subject from 2023
A ministerial task team established by the basic education department has recommended that history should be a compulsory subject in South African...

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