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GDE successfully registers over 200k learners on new site

The process launched on Tuesday afternoon, following technical problems which left many parents frustrated.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the online registration system represents the future, despite numerous technical glitches. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says it successfully received over 200,000 applications within the first 24 hours of its new registration website going live.

The process finally launched on Tuesday afternoon following technical problems which left many parents frustrated.

WATCH: Parents frustrated by GDE online registration system

Officials have also been deployed to schools around the province to assist parents who are still battling to use the system.

Spokesperson Oupa Bodibe says, "The site is fully operational and we are happy to report that within less than 48 hours after opening it, we have 220,000 successful applications that have been processed on the site."

LISTEN: MEC Panyaza Lesufi speaks about online registration