The Department of Basic Education issued Circular S6 of 2016 (dated 14 September 2016) indicating that Circular S1 of 2016 was sent to PEDs regarding clarification on implementation dates.  Supporting Circular S1 of 2016 was a guideline document on the implementation of technology subjects, including Technical Mathematics and Technical Sciences.

However, there were challenges in the interpretation of the prescripts of policy and regulations in the Government Gazette and the guideline document.  The guidelines have been revised in March and seek to provide the necessary clarity.  The revised guideline document was approved by CEM in May 2016.

Circular S6 of 2016 also draws the attention of principals to the subject combinations for technical focus schools.

Circular S6, as well as the other relevant policy documents are available on the DBE website: or download Circular S6 from the NAPTOSA(Gauteng) website   pdf Click here (134 KB)