News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

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

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

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 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

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

MEC Grant: Announcement on the Future of Hospital Schools in the Province

11 November 2009

One of the first items that were placed on my agenda when entering this office was the proposal to close the province's seven hospital schools. 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

MEC Grant Supports Compensation for Schools for Fee Exempt Learners

8 November 2009

"In an Open, Opportunity Society for All, every learner has the opportunity to realise his or her full potential through access to a good education. Read More