Byline: Kelebogile Masemola

09 August 2022

The Gauteng Department of Education’s (GDE) 2023 online admissions has processed 595 919 Grade 1 and 8 learner applications since it opened on July 22.

GDE spokesperson Steve Mabona said as of Friday, 5 August 2022, GDE Online Admissions System recorded a total of 250 463 applications made for Grade 1 and 345 456 applications made for Grade 8, bringing it to a grand total of applications made to 595 919.

“The system has proven to have functioned seamlessly with minimal challenges as a large number of parents and guardians have been able to apply without any major difficulties.”

Mabona said only 14 days remained before the application period closed.

“The 2023 application period will close on August 19, midnight.”

He said those who haven’t applied for their children must do so on

GDE MEC Panyaza Lesufi said they were very proud that their systems kept improving and processing a larger number of applications each year.

“The existence of this system has saved many parents a lot of time and resources.

“In the past, parents needed to travel and wait in long queues at schools to apply.

“Now, with the system, parents merely use their smartphones or computers wherever they are to apply for their children in under 20 minutes,” he said.

Anyone who requires assistance or has any application-related enquiries must contact the call centre on 0800 000 789 via WhatsApp on 060 891 0361.