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The education department has announced several changes in the hope of improving education outcomes in South Africa. One significant change has been revealed in the 2024 school calendar covering school terms and school holidays.

Thousands of Grade 12 learners are gearing up for their final school examinations. The education department recently unpacked what is being done in preparation for the critical exams.

Parents and guardians in Gauteng will soon be able to see which schools their children will be attending in the 2024 school year. The provincial education department announced parents will begin receiving school placement offers this week. 

The application window for 2024 admissions into Free State schools will close today, after a fourth month period. The Free State Department of Education previously asked that parents and guardians submit applications in a timely manner, to avoid complications.

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The Gauteng Department of Education has announced the success of the online school applications process, and is now preparing to roll-out placement offers. Parents and guardians of learners in the province who were unable to find placement for their children for the 2024 academic year, will be given a chance to submit late applications. 

If you are currently a Grade 12 learner in South Africa, then one of your most important periods of the school year is most likely your final matric exam. Let’s have a look at how many days remain before exams begin as well as a few pointers on how to prepare. 

The issue of bullying within schools has left a trail of emotional scars and psychological trauma for many learners across the nation. As part of a step towards combatting this problem, school children might soon gain the ability to seek legal protection against their bullies.

Obtaining a matric certificate is an important milestone, as it can open doors to higher education and employment prospects. However, not all journeys towards this achievement are smooth, as some candidates may face setbacks due to poor results. 

Now that this year’s May/June period for National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate exams has passed, The Department of Basic Education has confirmed the closing deadline for matric rewrite registrations. Registrations for matric remarks and rechecks are also near.  

In the dynamic landscape of education, the role of teachers is pivotal in shaping the future of generations to come. The demands placed on educators are constantly evolving, requiring a commitment to ongoing professional development and training.

Now that the May/June matric exams have come and gone, the importance of the release of their results cannot be understated. The Education Department has now confirmed the date on which learners can expect their results.   

The Department of education in Gauteng has expressed gratitude to all parents who have submitted their online applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 for 2024. The department credits the efficiency of its system for the timely submission of applications 

Many of the country’s provincial education departments have initiated their school admission periods for 2024. The most recent to do so is the Free State with detailed instructions on how applications can be submitted as well as a closing deadline. 

Mid-year matric exams have come and gone, meaning the next area of focus will be on the final end of year examinations. The Department of Basic Education has released the timetable for the upcoming matric exam season. 


Umalusi has raised concerns about the increase in the rapidly growing number of online schools in South Africa. The accreditation body warned that some of these institutions have not been accredited and are offering bogus qualifications.

A significant change to the South African school system is on its way, meant to help Grade 9 learners realize their career options before reaching Grade 12. While the change is already in its pilot phase, many still have lingering questions. 

Applications for the 2024 school year have officially opened in the Limpopo province. Parents and caregivers in the province now have the opportunity to apply and secure placement for their children.

The Gauteng Department of Education has encouraged parents and guardians to submit their online admissions application on time. This comes after the department's decision to extend the application period.


The period for online learner applications for schools in the Northern Cape have officially closed. The Northern Cape Education Department urged parents to apply before it's too late.




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