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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Don’t wait! Outcomes of admissions applications available from 30 May 2024

27 May 2024

Parents who applied for a place in Grade 1 or 8 for their child for the 2025 school year during the on-time admissions window will start seeing the outcomes of their applications from 30 May 2024. Read More

Don’t wait! Late online admissions applications for Gr. 1 & 8 are closing soon

9 May 2024

The online window for late applications for Grade 1 and 8 in 2025 closes on 12 May 2024, and we urge parents to ensure that they apply as soon as possible. Read More

Nominations for the 2024 National Teaching Awards are open!

1 May 2024

As we celebrate Workers’ Day today, we encourage all of our teachers to participate in the 2024 National Teaching Awards! The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2024. Read More

Don’t wait! Late Grade 1 and 8 admissions applications open until 12 May 2024

29 April 2024

Since the on-time admissions window for parents applying for a place for their child in Grade 1 or 8 in 2025 closed on 12 April 2024, we have received late applications for an additional 8 092 learners. Read More

World Book Day: winners of 2023 school library competition announced

23 April 2024

As we celebrate World Book Day today, we are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 school library competition! Read More

Record number of Grade 1 and 8 admissions applications received for 2025

17 April 2024

By the time the 2025 admissions window closed at 23h59 on Friday, 12 April 2024, we had received applications for a record 102 680 Grade 1 and 8 learners. Read More

Schools in all education districts will be open on Wednesday, 10 April 2024

9 April 2024

Schools in all education districts will be open on Wednesday, 10 April 2024. This means that schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will also reopen on Wednesday. Read More

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain close

8 April 2024

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain closed on Tuesday, 9 April 2024. Read More

Cape Winelands, Overberg and Helderberg schools closed on Monday, 8 April 2024

7 April 2024

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts, as well as the Helderberg basin area, will be closed on Monday, 8 April 2024, as a result of the severe storm warnings for these areas. Read More

We are doing everything we can to protect our schools from budget cuts

5 April 2024

What is causing panic and confusion is the twisting of facts about the cost containment measures being implemented as a result of massive budget cuts imposed by national government in the Western Cape. Read More

We are doing everything to support our schools following major budget cuts

4 April 2024

In 2023, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) was dealt a devastating blow after the national government announced major budget cuts, which forced us to implement stringent cost containment measures. Read More

Team Western Cape wins National Primary School Track and Field Championships

28 March 2024

The Western Cape’s primary school athletes won the national track and field championships in Limpopo for the first time ever since the inception of the competition. Read More

Debate on Vote 5: Education – A budget to build on our successes

27 March 2024

Speech by Minister David Maynier, Minister of Education Western Cape   1. Introduction This year, we will spend R30.85 billion on education in the Western Cape. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier visit Back On Track extra classes

10 March 2024

On Saturday, 9 March 2024, Premier Alan Winde joined Western Cape Education Minister, David Maynier, for a visit to Rocklands Primary School, where Grade 4 and 7 learners were attending Saturday classes as part of the #BackOnTrack programme. Read More

Minister Maynier urges parents to vote in the School Governing Body elections

6 March 2024

While most of us are aware of the general elections taking place later this year, there is another large election that is about to take place which involves all parents and caregivers across the country: the 2024 School Governing Body (SGB)... Read More

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