DPSA Education

DPSA Education

DPSA Education – The department of education is divided into two separate departments. We now have the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education. The two departments have their respective mandates and responsibilities. With the Department of Basic Education is tasked to take care of education at the basic level, the Department of Higher Education regulates education at the tertiary level and all forms of higher levels of education.
 

Department of Basic Education

The Department of Basic Education was formed when the former National Department of Education was split into two: Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education and Training. The DBE deals with all schools from Grade R to Grade 12, including adult literacy programmes. The aim of the DBE is to develop, maintain and support a South African school education system for the 21st century.
Our vision is of a South Africa in which all our people will have access to lifelong learning, education and training opportunities, which will, in turn, contribute towards improving the quality of life and building a peaceful, prosperous and democratic South Africa.
Our mission is to provide leadership in the establishment of a South African education system for the 21st century.

Department of Basic Education Contact Details

Physical Address
Department of Basic Education
222 Struben Street
Pretoria Central, Pretoria
0001
Postal Address
Private Bag X895
Pretoria,
0001
Call Centre:   0800 202 933    | Callcentre@dbe.gov.za
Switchboard: 012 357 3000
Email: info@dbe.gov.za

 

Department of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) was established in 2009 when the former Department of Education was divided into two sections: Basic Education and Higher Education and Training.

DHET Mandate

The mandate of the new Department included aspects of skills development which had previously resided in the Department of Labour.
The new Department was specifically established to focus on post-school education and training holistically and has extended its scope of operations extensively.

DHET Vision

Our vision is of a South Africa in which we have a differentiated and fully-inclusive post-school system that allows South Africans to access relevant post-school education and training, in order to fulfil the economic and social goals of participation in an inclusive economy and society.

DHET Mission

It is the mission of the Department of Higher Education and Training to develop capable, well-educated and skilled citizens who are able to compete in a sustainable, diversified and knowledge-intensive international economy, which meets the development goals of our country.
 

Department of Higher Education Contact Details

123 Fr​ancis Baard Street
Pretoria
0001
Department of Higher Education and Training
Website
Call Centre Information
0800 87 2222
Email: callcentre@dhet.gov.za
Private Bag X174
Pretoria
0001​
Tel + 27 12 312 5911