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Organization : Gauteng Department of Education
Facility Name : GDE 2022 Online Registration FAQs
Applicable For : Grade 1 & Grade 8
GDE Admission Portal : https://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/faqs/

GDE Registration FAQs

Enrolment of Current Grade 7 Learners in Public Ordinary Schools into Grade 8.

Related / Similar Service : GDE Placement Period FAQs 2022

Registration Steps

Step 1 : Parent Registration
Step 2 : Adding The Address
Step 3 : Learner Registration
Step 4 : Applying To A School
Step 5 : Uploading Of Documents

Parent Registration

1. How do I apply?
Logon to www.gdeadmissions.gov.za and click on Verify or Register. The System will guide you through each one of the 5 steps to make an application

2. I do not have any documents. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply. In Step 1, click on “No SA ID” and continue with your application

3. I have started to register my details, but I cannot go beyond the section of my ID?
** Refresh the page.
** Make sure that you have entered the correct ID Number.
** Your ID number is validated by the Department of Home Affairs.

** After verification of your ID Number, the System will provide all the vowels in your name and surname and you need to add the consonants to complete your name and surname.

** After adding the consonants, click OK / Submit to continue with your application.

4. I have been trying to register but cannot go to the next step after entering the password
Make sure that your password contains all the following characters
** 1 lower case alphabetical character
** 1 upper case alphabetical character
** 1 numeric character
** 1 special character
** 8 or more characters

Enter the exact same password in Confirm Password

5. I would like my child to repeat Grade 1 / Grade 8. Do I apply online?
Yes. Parents must apply ONLINE only for children that are currently in Grade 1 or Grade 7

Adding the Address

1. I’m trying to add my address, but the location / address is not correct
** Click the “Can’t find address?”
** In more remote areas (rural area/plot/farm OR informal settlement), you will need to click on “Select address from map to proceed”

** You can move the red pin to a more accurate point on the map or use the option “use my location”. Once satisfied that you have found your address, click “Select location”.

A confirmation message will appear with the selected address. If it is correct click “Continue” and then “submit.

NB: Use “Use My Location” only when you are applying from your home or place of work

2. Can I use my Work Address to apply?
Yes, you can use your Work Address to apply to schools with feeder zones that cover your work address

3. Will the School accept my child if I applied using my Work Address?
Placement is prioritised for home addresses that are within the school feeder zone and closest to the school.

If your home address is not in the school feeder zone, you may receive an offer only if the school has space available after all applicants in the home address, previous school siblings are placed

4. What application Options are available for applicants to choose from?
There are 5 application options, namely :
Option 1 – Home address within school feeder zone: The applicant learner’s place of residence is closest to the school within the feeder zone
Option 2 – Sibling / Previous School: the applicant learner has a sibling attending the school

Option 3 – Work address within school feeder zone: the place of employment of at least one of the applicant learner’s parents is within the feeder zone of the school.

Option 4 – Home address Within 30 kms of the school: the applicant learner’s place of residence is within a 30 kms radius of the school; or
Option 5 – Home address Beyond 30 kms from the school: the applicant learner’s place of residence is beyond a 30 kms radius of the school

5. I used an incorrect address when I registered my details on the System. Can I change my address?
** Yes. Parents should be able to edit and change addresses during the Admissions Application Period.

NB! Changing your home address may affect all your applications as placement is prioritised at the school closest to your home address

Learner Registration

1. How old should my child be to be admitted to Grade 1 in 2022?
Remember the child must be five (5), turning six (6) by 30 June 2022. You will not be able to apply for a child younger than this.

2. My child does not have documents. Can I still apply for him/her?
Yes, you can apply. Click on Undocumented “No SA ID” and following the step on the system

3. Can I apply for more than one child?
Each parent may apply for a maximum of 3 children per Grade. This means each parent can apply to Grade 1 for 3 different learners OR to Grade 8 for another 3 different learners

4. How do I apply for my twins/triplets to go to Grade 1 / Grade 8 at the same school?
The System will allow you to make two or three application for twins / triplets. Note that the learners will be linked to the ONE PARENT on the basis that their date of birth is the same. TWINS /TRIPLETS will be placed at the same school

Applying to a School

1. How do I ensure that my child finds a school?
Apply to more than one school with a feeder zone that covers your home address. Make sure that you upload certified copies of your home address and the other required documents on the system or deliver same to the school/s you applied to

Uploading Of Documents

1. What documents do I need to submit to a school after I made an application?
Certified copies of the following Documents must be submitted within 7 days after making an application

South African Citizens :
** Child birth certificate
** Parent/Guardian ID or Passport
** Valid Proof of Home/ Parent Work address
** Child Clinic card for Grade1 application
** Grade 7 report card for Grade 8 applications
** Proof of guardianship if a guardian

Non- South African Citizens :
** Passport OR
** Permanent Residence Permit OR
** Asylum Seeker Permit OR
** Refugee Permit OR
** Study Permit OR
** Parent Work Permit
** Valid Proof of Home/Work address
** Child Clinic card / proof of immunisation for Grade1 application
** Grade 7 report card for Grade 8 application
** Proof of guardianship if a guardian

2. What can the parent do if the school requested additional documents from parents before the child is placed at the school?
Parents should submit proof of the request for additional documents to the District Office

3. What options do I have to submit documents to school?
** Applicants may upload certified copies of required Documents ONLINE to one of the schools that you applied to All other schools that you applied to will be able to view (see) the documents

** If documents are submitted in hard copy, applicants must go to all the schools they applied to in order to submit certified copies of required Documents

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  1. Mosa scott

    I’ve been struggling to apply for my daughter grade 1 but it’s giving me a problem

  2. Similo

    How do l apply for grade 1 learner, please help

  3. Nonhlanhla

    Good day,

    My son is already attending grade R at a primary school and I struggled to apply online for him at the same school for grade 1. What do I need to do now? Please help!!!!

    1. Sophy

      Hi dear did u gt help? I also didn’t apply for my daughter o was struggling so i went to department of education in joburg cbd, thy told me that thy will be a reopening application end of November or early January

  4. Anonymous

    I don’t know that applied my children to school because I need to apply for intre

  5. Betty

    How do I register my child for grade one

  6. Anonymous

    Hi my name is khathu i am struggling to get a form where I’m supposed to type my detail as a parent and for my daughter who is going to be in grade 1 next year

  7. Keamogetse

    I’ve been trying to register for my child for grade 1

  8. Keamogetse

    Hi I can’t manage to register for my child his 6,going to grade 1

  9. Princess xaba

    I have been trying to register for my daughter please help

  10. Anelerasmeni

    Hi I have been trying to apply for my baby for grade 1 next year but it shows blank

  11. Sindisiwe Ngwenya

    Dear sir/Madam
    I’ve been trying to apply for my child she is going on grade 8 next but the system is not doing good for me since phase 1&now phase 2.I’m struggling with the system,please help me.I want to register my child.

  12. Thully

    I want to register my child for grade 1 l can’t find more options to register please help

  13. Thully

    I want to register my child for grade 1 l can’t find more options to register please help

  14. Maria Tsakane Gama

    I gave in the wrong address when applying for my daughter MMULE Bontle Wame Gama how do I change it

  15. Elsie

    Help me for applying grade one

  16. Elsie

    Hi I can’t access the registration of website

  17. Dorah gontse

    I used an incorrect address when I registered my details on the system and I’ve been trying to edit it but it says I only have to edit once on the system,how do I edit my home address?

  18. Salome

    Why the department introduced this online thing cause I’m struggling to register my child let the schools run process of registrations again please, otherwise our children won’t be able to go to school,this is a torcher in reality More especially to poor communities nd pensioners.

  19. Lucy

    Morning my name is Lucy I registered online and submitted documents at school how do I know if my child is accepted at school

  20. Ntati Seloane

    I have been trying to register for grade 1learner who is residing in 1130 Block C Mabopane since August 2021, even today 22/09/2021 the system cannot allow me to go to the next step and I filled my credentials correctly. What should be done?

  21. rachael

    I have been trying to upload my documents but the system does not open since last week Monday , until I decided to submit manual and fill up the forms at school and submit all certified documents. on the 21/09/2021i received a message that my documents have been verified





  24. Ressani

    I can’t access on a website what’s rong please help me

  25. Cynthia

    . please help me to apply for grade 1

  26. Phoka phoka

    Whr do i fill de forms..

  27. Trish

    I’ve been trying to apply since Monday. The system takes me back to step 1 everytime I enter my address.

  28. Ouma

    I want to apply for grade 1

  29. Basetsana

    How can I apply for grade 1?

  30. Dorcas

    Being trying since Monday nothing when I get to password then I can’t go through applying for grade 1

  31. Rebecca matsemela

    Straggling to apply phone number and password incorrect I don’t know Applying for Grade one

  32. Badane

    i cant find a link and i wanna registe my grade 1 learn

  33. Blondie Masemola

    I struggle in step 2

  34. Dipuo mabe

    Hi I’m struggling to apply please help

  35. Noma

    Please help I cannot access link to register my daughter for grade 1

  36. Benjamin Kgooho

    Hi cant access uploading documents

  37. Meloney Page

    I’m struggling to apply please help

  38. Prim Khoza

    Can anyone share info on How to register Grade 1. Still can’t find my address

  39. Masilu

    I’m struggling to register for grade 1



  41. Fanezi Mzingaye

    i cannot register my grade 1 learner. I cannot find the link or the link is not activated.

  42. Nosisa

    I am in a process of completing the form, I am stuck at Step 4 (apply for school), it does not show the list of the schools that near to me (referring to my home address)

  43. Bianca

    I just want to know.If I submit the they tell me somthing whent rong

  44. Seabata matela

    I was trying to apply for my child Lereko Matela for Grade 1 my contact number

  45. Anonymous

    Your system is very poor we cant attached the child documents , please fix it .

  46. Lubi Elizabeth

    Lubi Elizabeth applying for Paballo grade 1. Can’t access registration forms for grade 1.

  47. Anonymous

    I am struggling to register my daughter for grade 1

  48. Daniel Chidi

    Since from 8 trying to register it rejects me saying my phone number its wrong please help .my child is Letago Chidi

  49. Kefilwe

    Hi I also can’t find the link to register for grade 1 help plz

  50. Fhatuwani

    I’m trying to login it read that my cell number have problem what must I do I need to apply for my daughter grade 1 her name is adivhaho

  51. Hombisa

    I can’t access grade 1 registration website what’s going on

  52. Maukane sinkie

    Im struggling to apply for grade 1 learner

  53. Lerato

    Please help, i cannot find a link or website on where to register for my grade 1 learner.

  54. Tammy

    Can anyone send me to a link that says what is accepted for proof of address?

  55. Thandi Sibanyoni

    Tried so many times to access the web site is not possible

  56. Jethro

    I can’t access more options to add schools

    1. Patricia Rantekane

      Hi Im struggling to registure my daughter for ,when into the website it says my ID numbers already exits

  57. Yvette van Moerkerken

    Admission for grade 8 please

  58. Julia Lekoane

    I want to add another child but the system does not give that option please help.

  59. Anonymous

    How can I apply for a grade 7 learner to secondary school

  60. Anonymous

    How do I apply for grade 7 learner to grade 8
    I’m Simphiwe

  61. Mandisa Sithole

    I have been trying to log in but it keeps on giving me a problem my child name is Busiswa Sithole

  62. Njabulo ubaba kaSbongile applying for grade 8

    I can’t access the registration website
    What’s going on????

  63. Mmamma Lydia Kekana

    Admission for grade 8 and grade 1

    1. Tatu Diana Ndayishimiye

      I have been appealing my twins grade 1 but it’s giving me problems that’s
      Twin A ND B
      Boy:Salim juma Ndayishimiye
      Girl:Salma mgeni Ndayishimiye

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