Department of Basic Education Contact Details


The vision of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is of a South Africa in which all people have access to lifelong learning, as well as education and training, which will, in turn, contribute towards improving quality of life and building a peaceful, prosperous and democratic South Africa.

The Department’s strategic goals are: effective and efficient governance and management; effective development, monitoring of curriculum implementation and support; improved teacher supply, development and utilisation; effective systems for planning, coordination, information management, assessment and district support; and improved social cohesion in schools and well-being of learners.


Physical Address

Department of Basic Education
222 Struben Street
Pretoria Central, Pretoria

GPS Coordinates: 25.741790, 28.189212

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Postal Address

Private Bag X895

Talk to us

Call Centre:   0800 202 933    |

Switchboard: 012 357 3000


Certification: 012 357 4511/3 |

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