Gauteng Department of Education Grade 1 and 8 Online Admissions Opens

The Gauteng Department of Education’s Phase 2 online admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners in 2023 will begin on Monday, this month and will run until  8 October 2023.


The Gauteng Department of Education has stated that the 2023 phase 2 online admissions for Grade 1 and 8 learners will start on Monday, 13 September 2023 and end on Friday, 8 October 2023.

According to the provincial Department of Education (GDE), Phase 2 will be meant for parents and guardians whose children will be in Grade 1 or Grade 8 in the 2023 academic year but are not currently enrolled in a Gauteng public school.

We are also glad to announce that parents and guardians, who were not able to apply on time during phase 1 for learners in Grade 7 at public schools in Gauteng, will be able to apply under phase 2

Parents and guardians who are applying in phase 2 are urged to ensure that they have all of the relevant documents and see to it that they are certified and correct. These will be the required documents when applying:

  • Parent and child ID or passport
  • Refugee Permit
  • Asylum Seeker Permit
  • Permanent Residence Permit
  • Study Permit
  • Your South African Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Home Address
  • Proof of Work Address
  • Latest School Report
  • Clinic Card/Immunization Card (Grade 1 only)

Parents and guardians are urged to upload these documents into the system or submit them at the school they applied to within seven days of applying.


When phase 1 applications officially closed on September 3, 2023, the department reported they received a  total of 351 169 applications.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza thanked the parents and guardians who managed to successfully submit their phase 1 applications and for being patient throughout the process. He also thanked the provincial department team for making the process possible.

We have outdone ourselves this year, not just as the department but as stakeholders, parents and guardians in having made the new two-phased approach a success so far. We wish every parent and guardian applying under phase 2 the very best and we assure them that our team will be there to assist them every step of the way.

The GDE team has also stated that it will available for assistance throughout the duration of phase 2 applications on all of the department’s social media platforms, the decentralised walk-in centres and the call centre on 0800 000 789.

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