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The WCED is recruiting 20 500 Education Assistants and General School Assistants

29 September 2022

The Western Cape Education Department is currently recruiting 20 500 Education Assistants and General School assistants for public and special schools in the province through the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI). Read More

Time to stand up to the “construction mafia” at Manenberg School of Skills

28 September 2022

This morning I visited the site where the Manenberg School of Skills is under construction. Work at the site was interrupted at the end of last month by a group of individuals attempting to extort the appointed contractor. Read More

#BackOnTrack: Strengthening examination practice for Grade 10 and 11 learners

26 September 2022

Western Cape schools now have the option of giving their Grade 10 and 11 learners more examination practice at the end of this year, to build up exam-writing muscle that was lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More

SA School makes the final 3 in the World’s Best School Prize

22 September 2022

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Pinelands North Primary School in Cape Town has been nominated as a finalist in the World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity. Read More

#ClassOf2022: 40 days to go!

21 September 2022

We are 40 days away from the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, and it’s all systems go across our province to make sure that every single one of our candidates has the opportunity to succeed. Matric revision support Read More

Media alert: World’s best school prizes - announcement of the top 3!

21 September 2022

The WCED would like to invite media to Pinelands North Primary School tomorrow, as we wait in anticipation to hear if Read More

Showcasing skills that will contribute towards our economy

20 September 2022

On Saturday, 17 September 2022, the WCED hosted their third Skills Competition at Bellville Technical High School. Read More

Media Alert: WC Education Department to host the 3rd Skills Competition

15 September 2022

On Saturday, 17 September 2022 the WCED will be hosting our 3rd Skills Competition at Bellville Technical High School. Read More

Minister Maynier congratulates provincial winners of the National Teaching Award

9 September 2022

This evening I was joined by the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, as the Western Cape Education Department announced the provincial winners of the 2022 National Teaching Awards. They will go on to represent us in the national competition... Read More

Western Cape celebrates International Literacy Day

8 September 2022

International Literacy Day is celebrated today around the world. Read More

Media alert: National Teaching Awards – Western Cape Provincial Awards Ceremony

8 September 2022

Tomorrow evening, 9 September 2022, Premier Alan Winde will Read More

Western Cape schools take action to reduce energy consumption

5 September 2022

A total of 41 Western Cape schools have applied to install solar panels to reduce their environmental impact and electricity costs. The combined peak capacity of these installations is 25.87 MWp. Read More

1 143 new Western Cape teaching posts for the 2023 academic year

4 August 2022

We have completed the first part of our stakeholder consultations for the year, and we are pleased to announce that we are now in a position to appoint up to 1 143 teachers in 2023. Read More

Release of the May/June 2022 NSC and SC results

3 August 2022

This morning, the results of the May/June 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) are being released. 12 755 candidates wrote the NSC examinations, while a further 4 538 candidates wrote the SC examinations in the... Read More

42 Western Cape schools vandalised over winter holiday

27 July 2022

417 schools received holiday security from the Western Cape Education Department over the June/July school holidays. We thank our school communities for keeping a close eye on our schools and reporting suspicious activity in their areas. Read More

#BackOnTrack: WC students will spend extra learning hours on Maths & Reading

19 July 2022

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be taking decisive action over the 3rd and 4th term to address severe learning losses in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3), by enabling an increased time allocation for Mathematics and Reading... Read More

Students and teachers pulled out all the stops during the holidays

18 July 2022

Over 26 000 students gave up their holidays to participate in winter school programmes arranged by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and schools across the province. Read More

Minister Maynier to visit Boundary Primary School

18 July 2022

On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, Western Cape Education Minister David Maynier will visit Boundary Primary School to welcome students back to class for the third term. Read More

Loadshedding continues to disrupt education during the school holidays

6 July 2022

While schools are currently closed for the mid-year break, loadshedding continues to cause serious disruption to education in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape teachers encouraged to participate in the 2022 NTAs

26 June 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Teaching Awards are now open! Nominations close on 26 July 2022, and I urge all Western Cape teachers to participate. Read More