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What is CAPS?

A National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) is a single, comprehensive, and concise policy document introduced by the Department of Basic Education for all the subjects listed in the National Curriculum Statement for Grades R - 12.  CAPS gives detailed guidance for teachers on what they should teach and how to assess.

You can find more information under Curriculum on the website of the Department of Basic Education.