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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation11 815 76211 266 62810 613 01110 494 612
Actual Expenditure11 785 79411 719 80910 894 10910 502 510
Employee Compensation9 181 1858 943 1328 560 7408 126 725
Goods and Services501 590719 932577 282669 672
Capital Assets647 682437 978286 189488 133
Unauthorised Expenditure157 100589 363426 96179 365
Irregular Expenditure163 762266 460199 851239 470
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure2 2463853 599129
Posts Approved30 35032 75633 77434 058
Posts Filled28 22630 34931 34431 606
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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