DBE National Catalogues

The DBE National Catalogues, or Designated Books and Equipment National Catalogues, are comprehensive listings of approved educational resources, including textbooks, learning materials, and equipment, that adhere to specified national curriculum standards and guidelines. Developed by educational authorities and experts, these catalogues aim to ensure that students across a country receive equitable access to high-quality, up-to-date, and culturally relevant learning materials. The contents of the catalogues are rigorously evaluated and regularly updated to reflect advancements in pedagogy, research, and technology. By providing a centralized source of approved resources, the DBE National Catalogues help streamline the procurement process for educational institutions, while fostering consistency and coherence in teaching and learning experiences nationwide.

Grade R (Revised on 29 March 2021)
Grades 1-3
Grades 4, 5 and 6 Addendum
Grade 4, 5 and 6 (Revised on 29 March 2021)
Grade 7, 8 and 9 (Revised 31 March 2022)
Grade 10
Grade 11 (Revised on 29 March 2021)
Grade 12 (Revised 31 March 2022)
Grade 12 Folklore Anthologies (Revised 29 March 2021)
Grades 10 – 12 FET Literature Catalogue (Revised on 29 March 2021)