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Welcome to Life Orientation in the Western Cape



The Life Orientation Learning Area aims to guide and equip learners for meaningful and successful living in a rapidly changing and transforming society. The focus therefore is on the development of self-in-society. Learners must find a place for themselves in a world increasingly different from that in which their parents lived. They should be able to develop a sense of confidence and competence in order to live well and contribute productively to shaping of a new society.

The subject contains the following five topics in grades 7-9:

  • Development of the self in society
  • Health, social and environmental responsibility
  • Constitutional rights and responsibilities
  • Physical Education
  • World of work