Department of Basic Education Website

Contact Details

PostalPrivate Bag X895, Pretoria, 0001
PhysicalSol Plaatje House, 222 Struben Street, Pretoria
Tel012 357 3000 / 0800 202 933
Fax012 323 0601/6260


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.

Reporting Entities

  • Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC)
  • South African Council for Educators (SACE)
  • Umalusi – Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training