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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

School vandalism is stealing from our children

22 January 2020

I have received final confirmation on the number of schools affected by burglary and vandalism in the 2019/20 December Holiday period. Read More

Western Cape 2019 National Senior Certificate Awards

16 January 2020

Speech delivered by Western Cape Minister of Education Debbie Schäfer   Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners at the start of the 2020 school year

15 January 2020

Today I visited St Mary’s Primary School in Gardens, Cape Town, to welcome some of the more than 1 million learners that will start the school year in the Western Cape today. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit St Mary’s PS for the first day of school

14 January 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday 15 January 2020, at 07h30, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer will visit St Mary’s Primary School to welcome learners arriving for the first day of the 2020 school year. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2019 awards ceremony

9 January 2020

On Thursday 16th January 2020,  Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2019 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

NSC results indicate that the inequality gap is closing

8 January 2020

Yesterday I attended the release of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results in Johannesburg. It was a happy occasion and I am pleased that we have improved our pass rate to 82.3%. Read More

Media alert: Release of Western Cape candidate and school results

7 January 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 January 2020, at 12h00, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit Paarl Gimnasium HS for the release of the 2019 candidate and school NSC results. There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews. Read More

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

7 January 2020

This evening Minister Motshekga announced the national matric results.  I would like to congratulate all provinces that have achieved improvements in the quality of their pass rates. Read More

Media alert: Details regarding NSC results announcement in the Western Cape

6 January 2020

Dear Media Please note the following in preparation for the release of the 2019 NSC results. 7 January 2020: Read More

Western Cape Schools are full

9 December 2019

School administrations closed on Friday (6 December 2019) with some parents still looking for places for their children in school. Officials of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will work closely with schools when they reopen in January... Read More

Schools break up for the summer holiday

4 December 2019

Learners officially go on holiday today, 4 December 2019. I would like to wish each and every one of them a happy and safe holiday. I am sure they will take a break from school work, but continue reading for pleasure during their holidays. Read More

Media alert: School “Building Blitz” hits Mfuleni schools

18 November 2019

Debbie Schäfer, the Western Cape Education Minister, will visit Mfuleni tomorrow (Tuesday, 19 November 2019) where about 300 international volunteers are building extra classrooms and other facilities at two schools in the township. Read More

WCED announces the top teachers in the 2019 Provincial Teaching Awards

8 November 2019

On Friday evening the Western Cape Education Department announced the names of the top teachers in the province at an event at the CCIC. Read More

Minister Schafer – Irresponsible behaviour on Guy Fawkes day must come to an end

3 November 2019

Every year we receive reports of learners behaving in an irresponsible manner on Guy Fawkes Day. Last year we received reports of learners throwing stockings filled with paint at motor vehicles, or joining in to smear fellow learners with paint. Read More

Electricity Cuts affecting NSC exams

16 October 2019

Despite various contingency measures being put in place, and assurances from ESKOM as recently as yesterday, we were unfortunately informed at the last minute that loadshedding was to take place across the country. Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Madikizela appeal to rail and taxi associations

15 October 2019

On Wednesday, the 23rd of October, the National Senior Certificate examinations begin. At times, there will be over 62 000 full and part-time candidates making their way to their examination venues across the Province. What is important is that... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit NSC examination vault

15 October 2019

Tomorrow, Minister Schafer will be visiting the WCED NSC examination vault where thousands of examination scripts are kept under lock and key ahead of the 2019 NSC examinations. Read More

Minister warns learners of the risks of cheating in the NSC

10 October 2019

On the 23rd of October 2018, thousands of candidates will begin writing the 2019 NSC examinations. This year 53 395 full time candidates and 9 075 part-time candidates have registered for the examinations. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to witness NSC pledge signing

9 October 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday, 10 October 2019, Provincial Education Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Trafalgar High School to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and to witness the signing... Read More

Celebrating exceptional achievement in the Western Cape

3 October 2019

It has been a busy time these past two weeks, with learners competing in various events across the country. Read More