The Gauteng Department of Basic Education will soon be opening online applications for the 2022 school year. 

Many learners returned to school at the end of July following the end of their holiday break. With the return of learners, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has made some changes for the new school term. 

burnt school classroom

A fire has damaged one of the residences belonging to Girls and Boys Town South Africa (GBTSA), the 63-year old non-profit organisation that cares for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and youth.

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The Department of Basic Education has released a new school calendar for 2022. This calendar details when learners will start school in the new year.

UCT Upper Campus

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced the launch of a new online high school. This new online high school will be the first of its kind in Africa.

learners in school classroom

Schools will be reopening next week Monday, following the Department of Basic Education's plan to vaccinate teachers. 

Covid-19 vaccine drive-through

After targeting to vaccinate over half a million teachers and staff in the education sector, the Department of Basic Education ended its vaccine rollout on Wednesday.

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The Western Cape Education Department has urged parents to finalise learner school placements for 2022. 


Last year, South African primary children in no-fee schools learned 50-75% less than they’d usually learn, according to the National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Study (Nids-Cram). And that’s in a country where prior to Covid-19, the learning gaps were immense. Now, collaboration is needed to help turn the situation around and give the country’s biggest and often most overlooked asset – our children – a strong educational start. Corporates can play a major role in this.

The Matric results are going to be announced soon but for some there are still questions about the next step.



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