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The Department of Basic Education is one of the departments of the South African government. It oversees primary and secondary education in South Africa. It was created in 2009 after the election of President Jacob Zuma, when the former Department of Education was divided


Department of Basic Education Details

Formed: 2009
Preceding Department: Department of Education
Jurisdiction: Government of South Africa
Headquarters: Sol Plaatje House, Pretoria
Employees: 730 (2009)
Annual budget: R6,166.2 million (2010/11)
Ministers responsible: Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education
Dr Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, Deputy Minister of Basic Education
Department executive: H M Mweli, Director-General: Basic Education
Key document: South African Schools Act, 1996
Website: www.education.gov.za

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