GDE online applications running smoothly

The process finally launched on Tuesday after a series of technical issues.

Gauteng Education Department website for school online registration for 2017. Picture: Screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department has thanked the parents of grades 1 and 8 pupils who have heeded the call to register for school applications online.

The department says it's received over 200,000 applications within the first 48 hours of its website going live.

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

Department spokesperson Oupa Bodibe says, "We've deployed officials with laptops and 3G cards to help parents, and schools can then with their computer systems help parents load their applications."

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