The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has officially began operating today the 6th January 2020 in preparation for the opening of schools on 15th January 2020.

The Department would like to inform parents that the MEC is currently finalising all admissions appeals and responses will reach them by the 14th January 2020.

The Department is pleased to announce that the Late Registration for Grade 1 and 8 Admissions will officially open on Tuesday, 15 January 2020 and close on Friday, 24th January 2020.

It is important to note that, only schools with available spaces will be availed on the system during the Late Registration Period. Applicants should also note that they will be provisionally be placed at the schools that they have applied to.

Placement at the school will be confirmed once parents submit the required documents. There will be no objections and appeals as there are only limited spaces.

“We are working tirelessly to finalize the outstanding appeals and responses to all those who appealed and wish to assure all parents that all learners will be placed accordingly. Parents must note that the outcome of the appeal is final. The parents who submitted appeals to other government offices other than the office of MEC for Gauteng Education will not be responded to as the appeals process is clearly articulated in the Regulations. It must be reiterated that, ONLY schools with available space will appear on the Admissions Application System” said the MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi

For more information, access the GDE Admissions website on

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