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Parents in Gauteng will be submitting online school applications to help their children secure a placement for the 2023 school year. The education department in the province has provided parents with some tips for their applications.


Parents in Gauteng have just over a month before the provinces’ online schools admissions system goes live for school place applications for the 2023 academic year.


The South African Higher Education sector has introduced a number of measures to ensure that the skills gap in the country can be filled. Here’s how the Department of Basic (DBE) is playing its part.

A number of provinces have opened their online application portals for learners starting Grade 1 and Grade 8 in 2023. While parents can apply for specific schools, some schools will require learners to complete tests before they can be admitted.

The Gauteng Education Department has announced the opening dates for online school applications in the province. Here’s why Grade R parents should take note of the dates.

Parents in Gauteng will have a four-week period to apply for a placement at schools for their children attending Grade 1 and Grade 8 in 2023. 

Technology has evolved the way we conduct daily tasks and the days of approaching schools directly for learner placement are no longer standard practice in many of South Africa’s provinces.


Scientific research over the past 30 years has shown that the most important period of human development is from birth to eight years old. In the first few years of a child's life, more than one million neural connections are formed each second – a pace that will never be repeated.

Curro, the JSE listed independent school group, is proud to announce the promotion of Natasha Mkhize as its new Executive: Strategic Relations. Mkhize takes on the role after being the Group's Brand Manager for a period of three years.

Last week 700 learners were not placed in schools in Gauteng. This was worrying for parents as the school year had begun.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is in a race against time to place learners in schools before the start of the 2022 academic year.

Over a period of 12 months, 23 226 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng. The report also revealed that girls between the ages of 10 and 14 gave birth to 934 babies. 

The South African economy will not be able to remain globally competitive if it does not move away from Victorian-era, rote learning systems and embrace education methods that are tailored for the new digital future of work.

After receiving thousands of applications for learner placements, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has now moved on to the next step of the application process. 

The University of Cape Town (UCT) announced that they will launch an online high school in 2022 with classes set to start in January. The online high school has already received more than 5000 learner applications for next year.

With the final matric exams less than 3 weeks away, over 700 000 full time candidates are counting down the days until they write the biggest exams of their school career. The Department of Basic Education held a media briefing on Friday to unpack its readiness for the final exams.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is reminding parents and guardians to complete their online applications before tonight’s deadline.

The Gauteng Department of Basic Education (GDE) has praised parents for their efforts to register their children for the 2022 academic year before Friday’s October 8 deadline.

The Gauteng Department of Basic Education (DBE) is urging parents to continue using the online admission system to apply for placement for their children as around 30 000 applications remain outstanding. 

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.