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VIDEO: Basic Education Minister briefs media on her portfolio

9 March 2020, 12:12 PM

The Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga briefs the media on her portfolio following an indaba with all the provincial MEC’s of education.

Basic Education seeks harsher penalties for parents with non-school goers

10 February 2020, 11:36 AM

The Basic Education Department says it wants to increase the penalty for parents and guardians who do not ensure that their children are in school from six months to six years imprisonment.

WATCH: President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Basic Education Sector Lekgotla

16 January 2020, 9:10 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, which takes place from January 15 – 17, 2020.


Parliament’s Basic Education committee wishes matriculants well

6 January 2020, 3:14 PM

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has encouraged those who have failed matric not to see it as the end of the road.

Basic Education denies reports of lowering pass requirements

30 December 2019, 10:12 AM

The Department of Basic Education has warned the public against circulating fake news articles, which claim that the minimum pass requirements for school mathematics have been lowered to 20% for grades seven to nine.

Basic Education must conduct research over Grade 9 certificate: Sadtu

28 September 2019, 1:38 PM

The Sadtu has appealed to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to conduct more research on the proposed Grade 9 General Education Certificate.

Basic Education Department Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga posted a series of pictures of semi-naked women as part of the department's Read to Lead campaign.

Basic Education spokesperson should undergo gender-sensitization training

11 September 2019, 10:24 AM

The Commission on Gender Equality said Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga should undergo gender-sensitization training.

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Basic Education Dept urges parents to support children’s school attendance

9 July 2019, 7:07 AM

The Basic Education Department has urged parents to support their children’s learning by encouraging good school attendance.

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Basic Education dept slams media reports on new curriculum

13 May 2019, 8:30 PM

The Basic Education Department has slammed media reports that Grade 4 will learn about masturbation in a new curriculum.
The new life orientation textbooks will be rolled out next year.


Basic Education Dept works to improve safety at schools

15 September 2018, 3:05 PM

The Department of Basic Education says it’s been linking schools with police stations in an effort to improve safety at schools. The Department was reacting to criticism by teacher union, Sadtu in the North West.



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