DOE Homeschooling Guidelines

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South African Department Of Education Home schooling Guidelines for Grade R – 12.

Due to the vast number of families going home-schooling you are advised to register with a home-school curriculum (CAPS) provider as soon as possible and NOT wait for the DOE as they have already given blanket permission for you to do so.

We can assist you with the registration process of your child with the DOE. Please inquire about the respective fees.

The parents must notify the relevant provincial DOE that they have decided on homeschooling. The best way is to email them and keep this as your record. Once / if they respond they may request additional information from you as follows: Information required as per the DoE application form for home education:

  1. Curriculum to be used – CAPS
  2. Full details of the educational program: We will provide this information once you have registered with us.
    2.1. Subjects – As per CAPS Curriculum Grade R – 12
    2.2. Teaching hours per subject – As specified in the CAPS Curriculum
    2.3. Assessment – Formal Exams written Mid-year and Year-end – SACAI Assessment Grade 10-12.
    2.4. Library – DOE Approved CAPS Learners’ Textbooks and Teacher Guides or CAPS based workbooks
    2.5. Program use of tutor – Online Tutors ordered and paid for by parents where required


Eastern Cape

Physical Address: Steve Vukile Tshwete Education Complex, Zone 6, Zwelitsha

Tel: 040 608 4200 | Website:

Free State

Physical Address: 55 Elizabeth Street, FS Provincial Government Building, Bloemfontein

Tel: 051 404 8000 | Website:


Physical Address: 6 Hollard Building, 17 Simmonds Street, Johannesburg

Tel: 011 355 0000


Kwa—Zulu Natal

Physical Address: 247 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg

Tel: 033 846 5000 | Website:


Physical Address: Corner 113 Biccard & 24 Excelsior Street, Polokwane

Tel: 015 290 7611 | Website:


Physical Address: Building No. 5, Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Nelspruit

Tel: 013 766 5000 | Website: North West

Physical Address: 2nd Floor Executive Block, Garona Building, Mmabatho

Tel: 018 388 2562/2564 | Website:

Northern Cape

Physical Address: IK Nkoane Education House, 156 Barkly Road, Homestead, Kimberley

Tel: 053 839 6500 | Website:

Western Cape

Physical Address: Grand Central Towers, Cnr Darling and Lower Plein Streets, Cape Town

Tel: 021 467 2000 | Website: