The Gauteng Education Department (GDE) has confirmed that more than 73 000 online successful applications were received by the department on the first day of Phase 2.
The department says that 69 300 applications were received for Grade 1, while 3 981 applications were received for Grade 8.
The online application system used by the GDE allows parents to apply online to schools for the placement of their children. These children will be starting either Grade 1 or Grade 8 in the 2022 academic year.
The department says that some parents meant to apply during phase 1 of applications had failed to do so. Thus, the department will be allowing parents who missed out during the first phase to apply during phase 2.
Parents and guardians are urged to upload the documents listed below onto the system or deliver them to the schools at which they have applied within seven days of their application.
1. Parent and child ID or passport
2. Your South African Birth Certificate
3. Proof of Home Address
4. Proof of Work Address
5. Latest School Report
6. Clinic Card/Immunization Card (Grade 1 only)
These are alternative documentation needed if you do not have a South African ID or Passport.
1. Refugee Permit
2. Asylum Seeker Permit
3. Permanent Residence Permit
4. Study Permit
GED MEC Panyaza Lesufi has thanked parents for using the online system and has praised the success of the system.
“It is incredible that our Online Admissions system keeps advancing and making strides as the year’s progress. This year was the first time we launched our two-phased application approach and the extent of its success has been astounding” added Lesufi.
Click on the following link to start the application process
Parents experiencing challenges are advised to Email the department at [email protected] or call them at 0800 000 789 or 011 355 0000.