Step 1: Entering details of the parent/legal guardian
*As a parent, if you are a first time user, you would be required to click the “Apply for 2019” button once you are on the official website of the GDE. The page that opens next after clicking is where you would need to enter your information before you can make any application
*After the “Enter Parent Information” form pops up, you have to complete every required field that is indicated with an asterisk. Specifically, the information that you would be required to provide include municipality, street name and number, your phone number and so on.
*Then, you will have to enter a valid South African ID number. Once you do so, the system has been automatically configured to supply the names that are associated with every identification number. By implication, when you are applying, ensure that you have your ID as the parent and the learner’s ID already available.
*In the application process, you will have to create a username as well as a password which you will use to get access to the main application. Make sure that the password is unique and not easy to forget.
*Once your account is created, you will receive an SMS providing you with the username and password. So, anytime you have queries or any other challenges, you can always use that to access the portal.