UPDATE: GDE online school admissions website back up after emergency fix

Earlier, the department announced a disruption to the 2022 online admissions process for the next 48 hours to try and fix the system.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department said that its systems were now up and running after a brief shutdown for maintenance.

Earlier, the department announced a disruption to the 2022 online admissions process for the next 48 hours to try and fix the system.

This resulted in parents and guardians applying under the current phase 1 application period not being able to access the website.

The department has apologised for the inconvenience.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi said: “We’re picking up three main errors where South Africans’ ID numbers could not be recognised and they were taken as either foreign citizens. Secondly, we couldn’t pick up some areas in our province. And lastly, which is very important, there were some parents who registered their details and they could not be picked up.

“On that basis, we felt that the system should be shut down for 48-hours so that we can fix that problem. But I’m happy to announce that the problem has been fixed.”

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