Department: Education

Contact details

Physical: Free State Provincial Government Building, 55 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein, 9300
Postal: Private Bag X20565, Bloemfontein, 9300
Tel: 051 404 8430/32
Fax: 051 404 8269


The mission of the Free State Department of Education is to provide an education system that is free, compulsory, universal and equal for all children of the Free State province.

The Department's strategic objectives are: promotion of sound corporate governance through sustainable use of resources to provide overall management to the Department, support and related services to educational institutions, and subsidy to independent schools in line with norms and standards; provision of effective and accessible quality basic education to provide effective teaching and learning to all children/learners from Grade 1 to Grade 12, access to quality education for learners with special needs, and expansion and universalisation of Grade R; and provision of relevant and accessible Further Education and Training (FET) programmes to develop skills for economic growth and development, and quality education for adults and out-of-school youth.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr PHI Makgoe
Head of Department
Adv T Malakoane

Mr Pule Herbert Isak Makgoe
Head of Department:
Adv Tsoarelo Malakoane
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Jabu Kumalo (Media Liaison Officer)
Mr HM Ndaba (Head: Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a11 815 76211 266 62810 613 011
Actual Expendituren/a11 785 79411 719 80910 894 109
Employee Compensationn/a9 181 1858 943 1328 560 740
Goods and Servicesn/a501 590719 932577 282
Capital Assetsn/a647 682437 978286 189
Unauthorised Expendituren/a157 100589 363426 961
Irregular Expendituren/a163 762266 460199 851
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a2 2463853 599
Posts Approvedn/a30 35032 75633 774
Posts Filledn/a28 22630 34931 344
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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