GDE Admissions 2024: Guide to the Application Process and Key Details

The Gauteng Department of Education has announced dates for applications for admissions for grade 1 and grade 8 for 2024.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications will:

  • open on Thursday, 15 June 2023
  • close on Friday, 14 July 2023.
GDE Admissions 2024

Parents must apply at from the 15 June. Note – the website will only allow new applications from 08.00 am on the 15th June. Contact the GDE at the details below if you have any issue.

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Contact Information for GDE Admissions

If you have any questions or concerns regarding GDE Admissions, there are several resources available to you. Whether you need help with online applications, documentation, or general inquiries, the GDE has provided several ways to communicate with them.

Contact Details

  • GDE Admission Call Center: 0800 000 789 or 011 355 0000
  • GDE Admission Email: Online query form available on their website
  • GDE Admission Physical Address: 111 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, 2001

Social Media

The GDE Admissions Department is also active on social media and often posts updates and information about the admissions process. You can follow their social media pages for the latest news and get quick responses to your queries.

  • Facebook: @GautengDepartmentofEducation
  • Twitter: @EducationGP
  • Instagram: @GautengEducation

Online Resources

Additionally, the GDE website offers a wealth of information and resources to assist with the admissions process. From step-by-step guides to informative videos, there are many ways to educate yourself and stay informed about the admissions process.

  • GDE Admissions Website:

Walk-In Centers

If you prefer to speak with someone in person, the GDE has Walk-In Centers located throughout Gauteng. The following centers are available to help with admissions-related issues:

Walk-In CenterAddressContact Number
Johannesburg East District Office28 Harrison Street, Johannesburg, 2001(011) 355 0000
Sedibeng West District OfficeCnr. Victor Khanye and De Villiers St., Sasolburg, 1947(016) 976 0736
Tshwane South District OfficeStand No. 1357 Block GG, Mamelodi West, Pretoria, 0122(012) 846 3600
West Rand District Office41 Biccard Street, Roodepoort, 1724(011) 950 6000
Ekurhuleni East District OfficeCorner K94 & Rondebult Road, Boksburg, 1459(011) 897 0000
Gauteng North District OfficeMoruti Office Park, 1240 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083(012) 549 0080
Johannesburg South District Office100 Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 2091(011) 247 5700
Sedibeng East District OfficeCnr. Voortrekker & Beaconsfield, Vereeniging, 1930(016) 440 9111
Tshwane North District Office265 Madiba St & Paul Kruger St, Pretoria Central, 0002
Ekhurhuleni North District Office2 Robin Hood Road and Van Riebeeck Rd, Germiston, 1401011 831 5000
Gauteng West District OfficeCorner Heinrich Avenue and Jacobs Street, Florida, Roodepoort(011) 471 3900


  • Apply to a maximum of 5 schools.
  • Utilize the Home option at least once to apply to schools within your home address’ Feeder Zone.
  • Submit required documents to all applied schools within 7 days of application.
  • Alternatively, upload documents to the system for one school, and they’ll be accessible by the others.
  • Decentralized Walk-in Centres are available for assistance in making applications.
  • Centres operate from 08:00 to 16:00.
  • Applications can be made via cell phone.
  • Use a reliable cell phone number for registration.
  • Expect regular SMS updates from the Department on the provided cell phone number.

The GDE Admissions Process Series

  1. GDE Admissions and School Registration 2024
  2. GDE Admissions: Understanding School Feeder Zones for Gauteng School Registration 2024
  3. A Step-by-Step Guide to GDE Online School Admissions Registration
  4. GDE Admissions: How to Select a School Based on Language Preferences
  5. GDE Admissions: Navigating Password and Login Issues for a Smooth Application Process
  6. GDE Admissions: A Guide to Applying for Schools with Boarding Facilities in Gauteng
  7. GDE Admissions: Navigating Schools of Specialisation and Combined Schools in Gauteng
  8. GDE Admissions: Understanding and Managing Profile Edits for Gauteng School Admissions
  9. The Placement Period for GDE Admissions: A Handy Guide
  10. Handling Objections and Appeals in GDE Admissions
  11. Late Applications in GDE Admissions