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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

Minister to Announce Steps to Alleviate Funding Challenges of Fee-paying Schools

14 October 2013

Today, 14 October 2013, Minister of Education Donald Grant will announce significant steps to relieve the funding challenges of Western Cape fee-paying schools. Read More

Services for Senior Citizens

3 October 2013

The Western Cape Government recognises the need for care and service to older persons and, to make this possible, the 2013 budget for services for the elderly increased to R166 million, up from R154 million last year. Through programmes driven by... Read More

National Science Week 2013

30 July 2013

The National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and innovation that takes place in all nine provinces. This year, the week will run from Monday 29 July to Saturday, 3 August 2013. Read More

Minister Grant Visits Ysterplaat Primary for Joint Safety Programme

15 July 2013

I should like to welcome all our educators and learners back to school for the third term. I hope all of our educators and learners had an enjoyable winter break and are now prepared and ready for the busy weeks ahead. I am grateful to all our... Read More

Media Release: Thousands of Learners Attend Winter School Programme

26 June 2013

There are only 123 days to go before the start of the 2013 National Senior Certificate (NSC).This year, a total of 48 954 full-time candidates have registered for the 2013 NSC. There are therefore 3 393 more full-time candidates than last year. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to visit Winter school for Grade 12s

25 June 2013

Tomorrow, 26 June, Minister Grant will be visiting Esangweni Secondary in Khayelitsha where Grade 12 learners are participating in a Winter School programme in preparation for the 2013 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

WCED Programmes for Learners and Educators During School Holidays

20 June 2013

In order to keep our children safe and occupied during the school holidays, the WCED’s has numerous holiday activities and extra tuition planned for learners, as well as, training programmes for educators. Read More

WCED Expanding Telematics Programme to Benefit More Learners

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Education Department's expanded telematics programme now includes 146 schools throughout the province and benefits learners from Grade 10 to 12. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Opens Online Orders for Textbooks for 2014

3 June 2013

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) activated its online ordering system for textbook procurement for textbooks 2014 today, 3 June 2013. Read More

GPs Meet to Discuss HIV Management

30 May 2013

General Practitioners (GPs) in the private sector are in the spotlight as Metropolitan Health Risk Management teams up with the Western Cape Government Health and the Southern African HIV Clinicians' Society to ensure that HIV positive patients... Read More

Media Alert: Cancer Treatment at Tygerberg Hospital Get a Double Boost

24 May 2013

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, will open the Big Bore CT Scanner and the Cancer Research and Training Centre at Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) today. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Begins the Textbook Procurement Process for 2014

23 May 2013

Today, 23 May 2013 Minister Grant will be visiting a textbook exhibition at the Metro Central Education District offices. Read More

Media Alert: Learner Shot at Spes Bona High School

15 May 2013

Minister of Education Donald Grant expresses concern over a Grade 12 learner who was shot while entering the school premises early this morning. Read More

Minister Grant - Education Being Blocked for Zwelitsha Learners

2 May 2013

Minister of Education Donald Grant is outraged that certain people continue to block the education opportunities for learners in the Zwelitsha area. Read More

Domestic Worker's Wage Increase 2012

11 December 2012

The increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers is effective from 1 December 2012. This include housekeepers, gardeners, nannies, domestic drivers etc. Read More

Top Western Cape Female Entrepreneurs in Agriculture Crowned

5 March 2012

The top female entrepreneurs in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Western Cape were recently crowned at an awards ceremony hosted by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Fritz to Assist Mom-to-be with Essentials

26 February 2012

Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will today be visiting a young mother-to-be in Lotus River, who lost all her belongings in a recent shack fire. These items included all of the clothing and essentials she bought for her... Read More

Home Affairs Takes ID Application Services to Cape Town Teenagers

25 January 2012

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Fatima Chohan, will on Saturday, 28 January 2012, assist 16-year-olds with the application of Identity Documents (IDs) at the Vangate Mall in Cape Town, where the department's mobile office will... Read More