Department of Education


Wed, 24/11/2021 - 13:47

There are many misconceptions and confusion around the reasons for heightened child pregnancy in South Africa. Experts in the field seek to examine the real reasons for teenage pregnancy in schools and communities.

Tue, 21/09/2021 - 08:58

Teenage pregnancy continues to be a prevalent issue in South African, particularly with the latest statistical data showing a sharp rise in the rate of teenage pregnancies in some parts of South Africa. Research experts discuss what this reveals about South Africa's social ills.

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 14:25

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is concerned about a report that more than 23,000 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng between April last year and March 2021.

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 11:12

The Department of Basic Education confirms that the dropout rate of pupils in school has tripled throughout the pandemic and is the highest it's been in 20 years. Read further to learn more.

Mon, 21/06/2021 - 09:44

The Gauteng Department of Education has been ordered to reinstate a teacher who was suspended following allegations of sexually abusing a pupil and smoking drugs in the class. The charges now appear to have been false.