KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16


The vision of the Department of Education (DOE) is: A well-educated, skilled and highly developed citizenry.


The department?s mission is: To provide equitable access to quality education for the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

Core functions

The core functions of the department are summarised below:

Public Ordinary Schools

This is the department?s primary function aimed at the provision of quality education and learning in schools, the development of educators to ensure that they are equipped to provide the best quality teaching and the provision of Learner Teacher Support Materials (LTSM). Also included in this programme are the provision of new schools and school facilities, monitoring of the quality of education services, and giving support to learners on the curriculum. Lastly, the function includes the provision of food to Public Ordinary School learners from the poorest communities, through the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP). Other conditional grants that are aimed at uplifting the quality of education are also in this programme and these include, but are not limited to, the Maths, Science and Technology grant.