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Seven days left until Grade 1&8 Gauteng online applications close

Parents and guardians have only seven days left to make their online applications for placement in Gauteng schools for Grade 1 & 8 for the 2023 academic year. 


The Gauteng Department of Education has revealed that over 600 000 applications have been recorded so far and the number is expected to increase. 

As previously reported, the Gauteng Department of Education said it has reviewed the online system, as well as the previous two-phased approach. 

The department said after an analysis of various online parent surveys and stakeholder consultations, the system has now been enhanced to follow a single application process. This will allow all applicants to apply at the same time during the application period.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi said that the online system had proven to have functioned seamlessly with minimal challenges as a large number of parents and guardians had been able to apply without any major difficulties unlike in previous years. 


To apply, parents and guardians should visit: and they will receive SMS notifications of placements offers to either accept or decline from 3 – 31 October 2022.

There are also decentralised walk-in centres in parts of Gauteng where parents can be assisted with their applications. 

The department further advised parents and guardians who require assistance with the application process to contact their call centre on 0800 000 789 or WhatsApp them on 060 891 0361.


Here’s a list of Decentralised Walk-in Centres in Ekurhuleni, Joburg, Tshwane, Sedibeng & West Rand that you can visit as an alternative to apply for Grade 1 & 8 during the #2023OnlineAdmissionsGP application period

‼️Applications close on 19 August 2022

— Gauteng Department of Education (@EducationGP1) August 1, 2022


Parents and guardians were urged to upload or submit certified copies of the following documents within 7 days of applying:

·         Parent and Child ID or Passport

·         Refugee Permit

·         Asylum Seeker Permit

·         Permanent Residence Permit

·         Study Permit

·         South African Birth Certificate

·         Proof of Home Address

·         Proof of Work Address

·         Latest School Report and Clinic Card/Immunisation Report (Grade 1 only)

Mabona said parents and guardians will be given up until 26 August 2022 (7 days after the application period ends) to upload or submit their documents. However, documents that are uploaded or submitted after the application period closing date will be considered as incomplete applications and will only receive placement at available schools between 1 – 15 December 2022.

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