Grade12 content to be covered on national radio

Illustration by Wiehan de Jager (Photo: African Storybook/ CC BY)
Illustration by Wiehan de Jager (Photo: African Storybook/ CC BY)

Despite the disruption to the school year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Basic Education is working hard to find ways that could positively contribute to the academic year, especially for learners in matric. 

Normally in many provinces, school holidays are used for extra classes for Grade 12 learners. 

But now that everything is going to be on lockdown what will the kids do?  

We asked Elijah Mhlanga, Chief Director: Media Liaison – National and Provincial Communication, of the plans that the Department has when it comes to Grade 12. 

He said that "All African Language Stations at SABC and community radio stations in all provinces will broadcast lessons. KZN and EC have done their own planning but it will be a nationwide campaign to reach all parts of the country. We will make the list available soon. Just finalizing details."

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The first radio station to update the schedule is uKhozi FM, they'll be doing first term revision for different subjects. 

Here's their timetable. The lessons are said to run from 21:00 to 22:00. 

Date & Subject

23/03/20 Mathematics

24/03/20 Physical science

25/03/20 IsiZulu HL

26/03/20 Accounting

30/03/20 Economics

31/03/20 Life science

01/04/20 Agricultural science 

02/04/20 Business Studies

06/04/20 Maths literacy

07/04/20 History

08/04/20 English FAL

09/04/20 Geography

13/04/20 Mathematics


On 26 March, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, held a media briefing about the plans made by the Department to assist learners during the lockdown. 

Motshekga said the department has prepared online and broadcast support resources which will be broadcast on SABC TV and Radio, DSTV, OpenView, and community radio stations.

Motshekga says the DBE website has been updated with this content. 

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