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Congratulations to the Class of 2017

The Council would like to congratulate the Class of 2017 on the national pass rate of 75.1%, which is an improvement from the previous year and represents a consistent trend over the past few years of national results above 70%.

The Council would also like to commend the Department of Basic Education on its initiatives to improve teaching and learning in the public education system, such as its focus on equity; improved access to schooling; the Department’s Second Chance Programme...

World Teachers’ Day – Celebrating our teachers

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated the world over on 5th October to honour and appreciate teachers for their valuable contribution to societal growth and transformation.

This year’s UNESCO theme is, “Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers”. The Teacher and Appreciation and Support Programme (TASP) theme for this year, “O.R. Tambo Centenary Commemoration”, resonates with the international message, which is to commemorate the hard earned freedom, which we enjoy in our country and seek...

Education Indaba – 2017

The Education Indaba held on 20th and 21st June 2017, was a significant and historical event that brought together senior leaders of both the Department of Basic Education at national and provincial level, as well as the teacher unions in the ELRC, SADTU and CTU-ATU.

The Indaba offered an opportunity for stakeholders to deliberate on combative, yet critical issues to ultimately improve teaching and learning in public schools. The Indaba served as a catalyst to start an ongoing...

Discount on Juta’s Education Law and Policy Handbook

The Council revised the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) for educators in the 2015/16 financial year. The Revised PAM was subsequently gazetted by the Minister of Basic Education in February 2016. The Revised PAM is a significant document for educators, as the amendments in the PAM will ensure consistent implementation of provisions throughout the nine Provincial Departments of Education.

As part of the Council’s endeavour to contribute to the improved quality of basic...

Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM)

The revised Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) was published in the Government Gazette of 12 February 2016 (GG 39684).

To read the full Gazette, click on Other Publications.

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