Department of Basic Education

 
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.
Sasol creates economic opportunities for its neighbours
Sasol creates economic opportunities for its neighbours
The Sasol Envirobox Programme: Environmental Education and Training for Sustainable Development provides environmental education and training for...
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...

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