News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Grant Assesses Wind Damage at School

13 December 2009

This morning, Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant visited Vista High School in the Bo-Kaap to assess the damage caused by gale force winds over the weekend. "A section of Vista High School was badly affected yesterday morning,"... Read More

MEC Grant Urges Parents and Community to Look out for Our Children's Safety

9 December 2009

"Today marks the end of the 16 days of activism campaign for No Violence against Women and Children, but it also marks the first day of a very vulnerable time for our learners - the summer school holidays," said Minister for Education Donald Grant... Read More

Minister Donald Grant visits Matric Marking Centre

9 December 2009

"I am pleased to be informed that the marking of the 2009 National Senior Certificate examinations is successfully underway," said Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant. Grant was visiting the province's main examination marking... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to visit Matric Exams Marking Centre

8 December 2009

Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold will be visiting the matric exams marking centre on Thursday, 10 December 2009.  Read More

Minister Grant and Penny Vinjevold HOD to brief Media on Preparations for 2010 Academic Year

7 December 2009

On Tuesday, Minister for Education Donald Grant and Head of Department (HOD) Penny Vinjevold, will be briefing media on preparations that have been concluded for the 2010 academic year.  Read More

Statement by Minister Donald Grant on the Preparations for 2010 Academic Year

7 December 2009

In order to improve education outcomes in the province, as made clear in our strategic plan, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has prepared a package of documents designed to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about... Read More

Minister Grant Announces Decision on the Future of Langunya Finishing School

6 December 2009

After careful consideration and deliberation, I have come to my final decision on the future of Lagunya Finishing School. This decision, I believe, will be in the best interests of the students at Lagunya.  Read More

Media Alert: Time Adjustment and Additional Press Conference

3 December 2009

Press conference 1 Minister Grant to announce decision on the future of Lagunya Finishing SchoolOn Monday, 7 December 2009, Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant will announce the future of Lagunya Finishing School. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Announce Decision on the Future of Lagunya Finishing School

2 December 2009

On Monday, 7 December 2009, Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant will announce the future of Lagunya Finishing School. Venue: Minister's Boardroom. 23rd floor Sanlam Building, Golden AcreTime: 11:00 Read More

MEC Reflects on the Tragic Death of Seven Learners Last Week

25 November 2009

This morning, MEC Donald Grant attended the memorial service of Darren Hoffman and Roqeeb Isaacs at Oude Molen High School in Pinelands. "Last week will always be remembered as a week of tragedy and sadness," said MEC Donald Grant after the ceremony... Read More

Western Cape Provincial Government Releases Strategic Plan for Education

23 November 2009

The Western Cape government is committed to improving the life chances of all learners in the province through the provision of quality education. To this end, this administration will focus on three critical areas: Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Government Releases its Strategic Plan for Education

22 November 2009

Tomorrow, 24 November 2009, Premier Helen Zille, the MEC for Education Donald Grant, and the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) Head of Department Penny Vinjevold, will be releasing the provincial government's strategic plan for education. Read More

MEC Grant Shocked by Death of Another Two Learners

18 November 2009

Western Cape MEC Donald Grant is shocked by the news that another two learners have died in a car accident. Roché Lingenfelder from Bellville High School, and Jeandré Burmeister from Bellville Technical High School, passed away early Tuesday... Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Brief Media on Langunya Finishing School

16 November 2009

This afternoon, 12pm, MEC for Education Donald Grant will be briefing media on Lagunya Finishing School in Langa. Read More

MEC Sets Record Straight on Lagunya Finishing School

16 November 2009

I have called this briefing today in order to set the record straight regarding the possible closure of Lagunya Finishing School in Langa. There has been a great deal of misinformation and politicisation of this issue which is deeply regrettable... Read More

MEC Grant Shocked at Death of Two Grade 12 Learners

15 November 2009

Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant has expressed his sadness upon hearing of the tragic deaths of two Grade 12 learners in a car accident in Pinelands today. Read More

Update on NSC Examinations

15 November 2009

"We welcome the news that there have been no reported disruptions at any of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination centres in the Western Cape," said MEC Grant. Read More

MEC Strongly Condemns Disruption of Matric Examinations

12 November 2009

MEC Donald Grant has today condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the disruptions of the National Senior Certificate Examinations at Langa Secondary School. Read More

MEC Grant Seeks Urgent Interdict Against COSAS

12 November 2009

 Minister for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, has strongly condemned the disruption of a second examination centre at Thembelihle High School in Khayelitsha on Friday.  Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Announce the Future of Hospital Schools in the Western Cape

11 November 2009

Tomorrow, MEC for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, will be making an announcement on the future of hospital schools in the Western Cape. Read More