The Department of Basic Education In South Africa
The Department of Basic Education In South Africa is committed to every child being enrolled at school at an appropriate age, attending school regularly, and being supported to stay in school and reach their full potential. Every child has the right to quality education. Learn more.
Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL): A vehicle for advancing sustainable development.
Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) is a regional initiative adopted by the Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to support the education sector to build human capital for sustainable development. Learn more.
The incredible CSTL Journey. Download
The Department of Basic Education has identified 10 policy-mandated priorities shown to be effective in addressing barriers and improving education outcomes.
Learn more about the ten priority action areas. Download
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Republic of South Africa
2022 School Calendar
Education in SA:
Number of learners in ordinary schools: 13 409 249
Educators: 447 123
Schools: 24 894
Pass rate for 2021 NSC Examinations: 76. 4%
2022 National Senior Certificate Examinations
31 October - 07 December 2022