2021 School Terms Calendar

The current and proposed 2021 School Terms Calendar for South Africa. The Department of Basic Education published the school calendar for 2021 on 2 October 2020. The 2021 School Terms Calendar will start on 25 January 2021 for teachers with...

Tips for Parents

Extended Learning at HomeMost schools have developed activities for parents and learners to work together to extend school work into the home so as for learning to continue during this trying period. To maximise learning outcomes and achievements during this period,...

ADVICE TO PARENTS

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH LOCKDOWN The Department of Basic Education recognises the need to help parents and guardians get through this lockdown period as effectively as possible. This simple set of guidelines is designed to provide advice and strategies to...

Education in South Africa

Education in South Africa is governed by the department of Basic Education (DBE), which is responsible for primary and secondary schools, and the department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), which is responsible for tertiary education and vocational training....

Losing all powers of school governing bodies

The Basic Education Department is ready to squash nearly all powers of school governing bodies if it can push through proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act. The bill seeks to restrict who has the final say on the admission of pupils and the department...

Media Release: Black youths are NOT worse off

Media Release by the Basic Department of Education Black youths are NOT educationally worse off than 20 years ago, 25 January 2017 Not for the first time in the last year or so, media reports this week have again incorrectly announced that black and coloured youths...