Basic Education


For skills-universe members to share information and discuss issues on Basic and Higher Education

Esther Mahlangu: how the famous South African artist keeps her Ndebele culture alive


The Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA) falls under the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), which consists of representatives from each province and is mandated to ensure that the interests of each province are considered. In addition, each province should seek input from the public; neither the public, nor the media, may be excluded.

Worried about how to support your child’s education? Here are four useful steps you can take

Benta A. Abuya, African Population and Health Research Center

Angie Motshekga roses

Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education has issued an updated policy for the arrangements of public school calendars, and repeals the previous Notice 57 of 30 January 2015.  See link to full policy below. 

Min Motshega with roses
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

The public are invited to comment on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (B 2B 2022). 

Please find attached the Government Gazette under the National Education Act - Public schools calendar for 2022.

Please see a seminar invitation forwarded by the South African Education Research Association (SAERA).

"The Seminar will discuss critical issues relating to education and inequality. It will consider the Brackenfell High School conflict and how it challenges efforts at social cohesion in and through education.

It will further reflect on the 2020 Grade 12 results and how they starkly illustrate inequities in learning outcomes between rich and poor schools and learners.

The following information has been forwarded to me by Rosemarie for the South African Education Research Association (SAERA).

"Dear Primary School Principals & Educators,

PSP is inviting you to join the *FREE Virtual* Courses. Find details here:

We wish you a kinder 2021 with your loved ones! Together let’s build a better future.

Regards, PSP Team

Stellenbosch University and Sun Media invite you to a
book launch on 3 March 2021 at 11:00-12:00
Teacher Education for Transformative Agency. Critical perspectives on design, content and pedagogy
Carina America
Nazeem Edwards
Maureen Robinson
See attached flyer for further details and booking arrangements.

Please see attached:
ALTERNATION Call for papers:
School Leadership, Management and Governance during the Disruptive Time of COVID-19 in Developing Economies.


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