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Don’t wait! Two weeks left in the 2024 admissions applications window

31 March 2023

Statement by Minister David Maynier, Minister of Education Western Cape

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As of 2pm on 30 March 2023, we had received applications for 90 305 learners for the 2024 school year.

With parents applying for more than one school for their children, the total number of individual applications to schools received thus far is 298 530.

The 2024 online application process is open until 23h59 on 14 April 2023. This means that parents have 2 weeks left to get their applications in on time.

It is extremely important for parents to apply on time for the coming school year, so that our department can plan more effectively for placement for their children.

We have had a few technical niggles along the way, which is expected with the change to a new system. However, the move away from the notoriously unstable national government State Information and Technology Agency system has proved to be the right one. While SITA services experienced outages, our admissions system has remained up and running since the applications window opened.

Parents who experience technical problems are able to log a query using the “contact us” option at the top of the admissions page, and we will assist parents with technical issues to resolve each and every problem as soon as possible.

Our technical team worked long hours throughout weekends and the public holiday to follow up on any outstanding queries.

We have also kicked off our pop-up stalls to assist parents in person across the province, with schools and malls hosting our officials to capture applications for parents who do not have access to the internet.

Don’t wait! Apply for a school for your child today.

Full list of pop-up sites:

Media Enquiries:
Kerry Mauchline
Spokesperson to Minister David Maynier
Western Cape Ministry of Education