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The department has received more than 5.5 million applications for their Teaching assistant and general school assistant posts. Around 278 000 positions were available when the application process opened at the end of last month.

learners in matric 2020 class sitting in exam room

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.

school learner erasing paper

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has announced they will be extending the deadline for the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI). The new closing date will be on Sunday, 10 October 2021.

school children holding hands

Applications for the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) Teaching Assistant programs open today.The initiative originally formed part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Employment Stimulus Programme and would create 100 000 general school assistant jobs and 200 000 education assistant opportunities.

It is devastating to think that over 140 schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were vandalised during the unrest and looting that took place some weeks ago in areas of the two provinces.

Covid-19 Temperature Check

Schools in Kwa-Zula Natal have seen an increase in the number of Covid-19 infections among teachers, support staff and students. The province has recorded more than 1100 reported cases in 350 schools in the past 3 weeks.

early Childhood center, teacher with her learners.

 The Department of Basic Education and the Department of Social Development told the Joint Portfolio Committee of both departments that the shift function of Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be implemented on 1 April 2022. This follows the announcement made by the president Cyril Ramaphosa in the 2019 State Of the Nation Address that the function would migrate from the Department of Social Development to its Education counterpart.

Classrooms being disinfected.

The Department of Education in Northern Cape is experiencing a surge in infections in schools throughout the province. Eight schools in the province have been closed in order for contact tracing and the disinfection of the school premises.  

person receiving vaccine injection

Congress of South African Students (COSAS) is calling for government to vaccinate learners. This comes as many learners returned to school, following their winter break. 

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