Department of Basic Education

Govt still to determine impact of ICT in its schools

The improvement of learner performance in government schools with digital tools, as opposed to those that function without these smart devices, is called into question.


Coding, robotics curriculum to go live in January

The Department of Basic Education will trial the curriculum starting January 2020, in Grade R-3 and Grade 7.

Aug 16, 2019

Modernising SA-SAMS can improve data quality for schools

DBE has identified a need to replace SA-SAMS with a modern, Web-enabled, cloud-based technology platform.

Jul 9, 2019

Building skills to participate in 4IR

Connectivity is key to leveraging digital technologies in education, says Vino Govender, executive: Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition and Innovation for DFA.

Apr 25, 2019

SITA brings coding to Free State schools

The agency opens its first coding and software development academy in the Free State, as it steps up efforts to mainstream ICT in SA's education system.


Tech education start-up targets Free State schools

The Closed-loop Learner Network promises to place 20 000 fully-resourced e-learning tablets in the hands of Free State learners this year.

Mar 13, 2019

SA develops coding, robotics curricula for Grade R-9

The curricula, set to be implemented next year, will prepare learners for the fourth industrial revolution.


Gauteng scrambles to place 17 000 learners

With schools set to open tomorrow, thousands of grades one and eight learners are still waiting for placements.

Jun 5, 2018

Mechatronics, coding and robotics initiative for schools

Africa Teen Geeks and the Gauteng education department will introduce these skills in Tshwane schools from January 2019.


Education department must prioritise STEM schools

The Basic Education Lekgotla calls for an increase in the number of schools that offer critical skills such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


DBE Web site hacked, pro-Islamic State messages posted

The Department of Basic Education's site has been hacked with some graphic content and messages from the terrorist organisation.

Jan 30, 2017

Vodacom commits R11m to fund top learners

The operator partners with the Department of Basic Education to help 35 of the country's top achieving matrics to further their studies.

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