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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit Safe Schools Holiday Programme

18 June 2019

Today, 18th June 2019, Minister Debbie Schafer will visit the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Bernadino Heights High School. Read More

WCED launches Schools Holiday Programme today

18 June 2019

One of my biggest concerns during every school holiday period is those learners whose parents work full time and who are left unsupervised at home.  Read More

WCED Winter holiday initiatives for learners and educators

13 June 2019

Following a busy examination period, the upcoming winter holiday is a much needed break for many learners and teachers. However, many of our schools will be buzzing with activities over the holiday period. Read More

Chief Evaluator: Schools Evaluation Authority applications close 13 June 2019

10 June 2019

In April this year, I approved the Regulations on the Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority, 2019 which outline, among others, the procedures for the appointment of the Chief Evaluator. Read More

Learners must adhere to school calender dates

7 June 2019

The 2019 school calendar is clear in terms of school closure dates. Schools will close for the 2019 mid-year holidays on 14 June 2019. This means that teaching and learning will resume up until NEXT Friday. Read More

2020 admissions: Parents to confirm places by 12 July 2019

6 June 2019

Parents from across the Western Cape can now find out if their child’s admission applications for the 2020 school year have, or have not, been successful. Read More

Armed robbers target Sea Point High School

6 June 2019

I am informed that two armed men entered the premises of Sea Point High School on Wednesday (5th June 2019)  It is reported that the alleged perpetrators assaulted an educator with a gun and made off with 50 cell phones.   Read More

Stats SA survey shows that WC has the lowest incidents of corporal punishment

4 June 2019

The latest General Household Survey released by Statistics South Africa reveals that the Western Cape has the lowest number of incidents of learners having experienced corporal punishment in 2018, with the percentage of reported incidents also... Read More

Spreading the message against bullying

15 May 2019

This morning, the WCED Metro South District held an anti-bullying event at Fairmount Secondary school. The event was supported by Minister Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie. Read More

Media alert: Anti-bullying campaign achieves international merit award

14 May 2019

Tomorrow, radio DJ Carl Wastie and Minister Debbie Schafer will be engaging learners at Fairmount Secondary School - 9 Maroon Rd, Parkwood, Cape Town – as part of the WCED anti-bullying campaign: “Raise your voice and not your phone campaign”. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schafer and DJ Carl Wastie to visit Norman Henshilwood HS

23 April 2019

Today Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie will be visiting Norman Henshilwood High SChol as part of the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Phone” anti-bullying campaign. Read More

Premier Helen Zille signs Proclamation for the Commencement of the WC SEA

16 April 2019

On Thursday 11th April, Premier Helen Zille signed the second Proclamation for the Commencement of the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act, 2018 this time bringing into operation the provisions allowing for the establishment of... Read More

Western Cape prepared for upcoming NSC/ SC exams

15 April 2019

Approximately 32 000 candidates have registered for the May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) examinations, which are set to take place from the 2nd May 2019 to 14th June 2019. Read More

Minister Schäfer strongly condemns violent protest action disrupting schoools

12 April 2019

I strongly condemn the violent action that has been taking place in areas of the city, and that has led to concerning disruption of our schools. Read More

First Western Cape school goes solar through innovative global funding platform

10 April 2019

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - 10 April 2019 - Sun Exchange ( Read More

WCED’s “Raise your voice. Not your phone campaign” wins bronze and silver awards

2 April 2019

I am delighted that the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice. Not Your Phone” campaign has won a silver and a bronze award at the IAB Bookmark Awards on Thursday last week. Read More

Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2019/2020

27 March 2019

Introduction Madam Speaker, over the last five years it has been my privilege to work with this Cabinet and the Western Cape Education Department in improving education outcomes in this province. I am proud of what we have, together, achieved. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to present the 2019/20 Education Budget Speech

26 March 2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday 27th March 2019, at 12h00, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be delivering the 2019/20 Education Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

WCED Future Focused Education Conference

25 March 2019

Well, the day has finally arrived, and after many months of planning, it is my great privilege and pleasure to be the first human to officially open and welcome you to the historic first ever education conference hosted by the WCED. Read More

Media alert: Attendance at the WCED education conference

20 March 2019

The Western Cape Education Department invites media to attend their Education Conference at the CTICC on the 25th to 26th March 2019. Please let me know if you would like to attend the conference. Read More