In two months during 2021, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) admissions website recorded 408 672 applications by 149 633 registered users demonstrating the amount of parents applying for the placement of their children in the province's schools.

Tragedy has struck for a family in Gauteng after three brothers passed away while a fourth remains in a critical condition in hospital.


The subjects that students learn at schools could change in the coming years as the education department reviews the current content being taught. This is geared towards improving the curriculum and better equipping learners for life after school.

The MEC for Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi has revealed how his department will spend their budgetary allocation for the upcoming 2022/23 financial year.  


A policy that guaranteed incentives for qualified teachers working in rural schools has officially been withdrawn by the education department. This could have lasting implications for education in these areas.


After heavy rain and flooding plagued parts of KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, the education department is concerned about the safety of teachers and learners in the province. 


The education department has received an independent report with recommendations that should be implemented to prevent further occurrences of racism and sexism at a Randfontein school.  


When considering the quality of a child's education, one of the chief motivating factors when choosing schools remains the likelihood that a specific school will allow a child to perform at the highest possible level. One of the best measures to adjudicate this is to see how many As and distinctions the school produces annually in Matric exams.


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.

Early childhood education is considered the foundation for cognitive development in young children. The recent shift of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function to the education department was done in the hopes of strengthening the sector.


The South African Schools Act states that every Member of the Executive Council must ensure that there are enough school places so that every child in the province can attend school.


Learners in the Northern Cape will soon be embarking on the next step of their academic journeys as they start with Primary and High school.  Here’s when applications will open in the province.

The first few years at school are crucial in a child's development, as the foundation of learning is laid as they learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. However, parents in the Free State fear that learners could lose out on this crucial development.


Teachers are the heartbeat of a country’s society as they play a crucial role in educating the next generation of roleplayers, medical professionals, engineers, sports stars, business people and all leaders.


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.


In 2021 the Health Department reported 132 000 deliveries by young girls between ages of 10 and 19. Pregnancy amongst school learners often leads to many teenage girls not completing matric.


Learner's attendance in KwaZulu-Natal has picked up over the past few days after two weeks of uncertainty brought upon by torrential rain and flooding in parts of the province.