Department Of Basic Education condemns initiation practices in schools, 19 January 2018

The Department of Basic Education condemns in the strongest terms the use of initiation practices in schools. These are often violent and humiliating for learners and constitute a form of abuse. Initiation is prohibited in our schools and any learner who is subjected to such practices is encouraged to report it to their parents immediately. […]

18th Annual National Teaching Awards set to recognise the nations foremost teachers, 09 February 2018

The Department of Basic Education will on Saturday 17 February 2018 through the 18th National Teaching Awards honor the selfless contributions of the nations most dedicated teachers. Each year the Department recognizes and promotes the extraordinary efforts of some of the nations most dedicated teachers while promoting and saluting excellence in the teaching profession. Through the National Teaching […]

Department of Basic Education opens conversation on adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services, 25 February 2018

The Department of Basic Education will from Monday 26 February 2018 commence with advocacy and training workshops on the new DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB for all Learners, Educators, School Support Staff and Officials in all Primary and Secondary Schools (DBE HIV and TB Policy) approved by Cabinet in 2017. The initial sectoral response to HIV […]

Castle Free – new headline sponsor for Blitzbokke

Castle Free, the latest product in a long range of established brands by SA Breweries is the new headline sponsor of the Springboks Sevens, the Women Boks and the SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams. The deal is for three and a half years. Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO said: “This deal is part of our […]


The Youth Leadership and Development Camp a three day event aimed at identifying the critical qualities that make one a leader of substance. The idea is to instil, at a young age, to scholars the value of understanding one’s self and being a strong and independent individual. This becomes vital in building a self-esteem that […]