The Gauteng Department of Education, in South Africa, is responsible for the educational programs in the Province of Gauteng. The Gauteng Department of Education is responsible for the smallest geographic region of South Africa. However, this Department of Education in South Africa is responsible for the education of the greatest proportion of South Africans, as well as the greatest density of residents. Part of the reason for this disparity is because the Province includes the premier two cities in South Africa, Johannesburg (the capital) and Pretoria.
The Gauteng Department of Education governs schools in three metropolitan municipalities and three district municipalities, which are divided further into nine local municipalities. The three metropolitan municipalities are the City of Johannesburg, the City of Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni. Metssweding is the first district municipality, which includes the local municipalities Nokeng tsa Taemane and Kungwini.
The second is Sedibeng, which includes the local municipalities of Emfuleni, Midvaal, and Lesedi. West Rand is the largest of the district municipalities and includes the municipalities of Mogale City, Randfontein, Westonaria, Merafong City, and the District Management Area.
The Department of Education in South Africa is devoted to installing Information and Communication Technology laboratories in all of the public schools in Gauteng. The Gauteng Department of Education program to achieve this is known as "Gauteng Online."