Department Of Basic Education

Online group wants new curriculum to make a #sexit

Sexuality education is a UN plot to take over SA, claims pro-parent social media group

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Education system fails undocumented learners

Despite a court order, the education system is failing learners who do not have documents, both those born here and those from other countries

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in...

Ring the bell: School is back in session for the 2020 academic year

Provincial departments of education have reiterated their readiness for the 2020 academic year. As such, teaching...

Matric class hits 80% pass mark for the first time

With an 81.3% pass rate, the 2019 class has shown improvement, even in provinces with traditionally poor results

High court forbids expulsion of undocumented children

This follows an application by the Centre for Child Law, Phakamisa High School and 37 children — represented by the Legal Resources Centre against DBE

Vodacom has partnered with government for teacher development

To pass on digital skills, teachers must be proficient in them

Shortage in Afrikaans markers raises concerns for matric readiness

It’s all systems go for the matric 2019 final examinations, save for a shortage in Afrikaans markers

Broken promises ruin chances for Eastern Cape students

Students from vocational colleges in the Eastern Cape are furious about late stipends, bad treatment by security on campus and outdated equipment

EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing

It is incumbent on Sadtu to lead the way and ensure that it is having tough conversations with the minister of basic education

​‘The current state of basic education should cause outrage’

Take it back to the basics and focus on reading, writing and understanding

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it