News and Speeches for The Government of South Africa

Minister Schäfer urges parents to help curb latecoming

16 April 2015

Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education Latecoming is a challenge that many of our schools in the Western Cape face. Read More

Open Book Festival Returns to Cape Town

17 September 2014

With over 100 events over five days at different venues in and around the city, this year's Open Book Festival will feature readings from renowned authors from across the world. Read More

Media Alert: Wellness Mobile Unit to Visit Deft Primary School

26 August 2014

The Wellness Mobiles for School Health is aimed at improving the health and well-being of our children in an accessible manner. Read More

Women's Month 2014

6 August 2014

The protest on 9 August 1956 by thousands of South African women across all colour lines, was an inspiring display of female unity and strength. Read More

Western Cape Government Health is Geared for Ebola

1 August 2014

Statement by Theuns Botha, Western Cape Minister of Health Read More

Drop in Vandalism and Burglary in Schools Over the Holiday Period

22 July 2014

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Directorate arranged for increased security at some of our schools in communities identified as high risk during the recent holiday period. Read More

Welcoming People With Disabilities To The Workplace

14 July 2014

Disability means many things to many people, but the British Council of Organisations of Disabled People described it well as "the disadvantage or restriction of activity caused by a society that takes little or no account of people who have... Read More

Western Cape Government Safe Schools Holiday Programme

9 July 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie Schafer, Minister of Education  Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schafer to Launch Western Cape Provincial Teaching Awards

23 June 2014

The 15th annual teaching awards will be launched tomorrow, 24 June 2014, at the Settlers High School. Read More

State of the Nation Address 2014

17 June 2014

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, will deliver his seventh State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, at 19:00. Read More

First Round of Human Papilomavirus (HPV) Vaccinations for Girls a Great Success

3 April 2014

Vaccination against Human Papilomavirus (HPV), reaches 56% of Grade 4 girl learners in the Western Cape. Read More

Last Chance to Register

3 February 2014

In order to vote in national, provincial and local government elections in South Africa, you must be registered to vote in the voting district where you live. Read More

Register to Vote Abroad

13 January 2014

Living overseas? You can now register to vote at your nearest South African embassy before 7 February 2014. Read More

National Senior Certificate 2013 Matrics: A "Class Act"

6 January 2014

The Western Cape exceeds the 2014 target of 40 000 matric passes and improved on indicators of quality, showing growth in the number of candidates passing mathematics and physical science. Read More

Matric 2013 Results: Western Cape Preview

5 January 2014

The Western Cape Education Department is confident that the province's 2013 National Senior Certificate results will be a true and accurate reflection of the abilities of candidates, consistent with trends in improvement in the Western Cape in... Read More

16 Days of Activism: Protect Our Women and Children Against Violence

21 November 2013

Held every year from 25 November to 10 December, 16 Days of aims to raises awareness about violence against women and children. Read More

Travel Safely this Summer

14 November 2013

Statement by Minister Alan Winde encouraging citizens and visitors to our province to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Read More

Media Alert: The Western Cape's Top Teachers to be Announced

7 November 2013

On 8 November 2013, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Western Cape teaching awards ceremony. Read More

WCED Adds Life Sciences Videos to their Matric Support Page

24 October 2013

The Western Cape Education Department introduced a new version of the Matric Support site on 16 September,adding 52 videos on Life Science. Read More

Minister Grant Cautions Matric Candidates Against Cheating

22 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Education Donald Grant appeals to all candidates to use all opportunities to study as they prepare for the end-of-year examinations due to start in just over a week. Read More