Gauteng grade 1 and 8

Gauteng Education MEC to lead NSC Exam pledge signing. Photo: GDE/ Facebook

Gauteng online admissions late applications to open on Monday

The Gauteng Department of Education recently announced that it has successfully admitted 99.8% of Grade 1 and 8 learners for 2024.

Gauteng grade 1 and 8

Gauteng Education MEC to lead NSC Exam pledge signing. Photo: GDE/ Facebook

The Gauteng Department of Education says parents with children who will be doing Grade 1 or 8 in 2024 who wish to study in schools in the province can submit their applications from Monday, 18 December.

The late applications will close on 31January 2024. Initialy, applications for the 2024 academic year opened on 15 June and were supposed to close on 14 July but were then extended.


Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said they will be availing schools that still have space so that parents can apply.

As previously reported by The South African, Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane recently highlighted the significant progress made in the province’s efforts to streamline admissions for Grades 1 and 8.

According to the department, a total of 305 981 applications were received for these grades which reflects a substantial demand for school placements.

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Despite some challenges, the Gauteng Education reported a positive outcome for the majority of applicants. As of early December, 273 186 pupils with complete applications have successfully been placed in schools across the province while just over 13 000 are yet to be placed.

“From the computer applications, we have managed to place 99.8% of them, so we are left with just a few – 0.2%, which is quite significant. We are in a better state than we have ever been since we started with online admission. We are left with a small number,” he said.

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Gauteng grade 1 and 8
Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane to deliver learner placement update. Photo: GDE/ Facebook