Department of Education (National): Overview | Western Cape Government

Department of Education (National): Overview

The Department of Education aims to develop and maintain the education and training system of South Africa. It is responsible for:
  • developing the policy and legislative framework on which the education and training system rests
  • Initiating, evaluating, reviewing and researching all aspects of the education and training system
  • initiating and managing processes that lead to the development of policy and legislation
  • providing support to provinces and higher education institutions
  • monitoring and reporting on the implementation of policy, norms and standards, assessing their impact on the quality of the educational process and identifying policy gaps.


The content on this page was last updated on 20 August 2013