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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

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

MEC Grant wishes Matrics all the best for Upcoming Exams

22 October 2009

This afternoon Western Cape Minister of Education Donald Grant extended his best wishes to all candidates writing the National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

MEC Grant: Employee Arrested for alleged Fraud

21 October 2009

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has suspended an employee who allegedly defrauded the department of about R1-million. The woman was involved in a special project to supply schools with learning and teaching materials. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to send Message to Matrics

20 October 2009

Tomorrow, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant will be visiting Zeekoevlei Secondary in Lotus River. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to visit SA's Top School

18 October 2009

Yesterday, Westerford High School was named South Africa's top school in a survey commissioned by the Sunday Times. Tomorrow, MEC Grant will be visiting the school to meet and congratulate the teachers and the principal who played such a vital role... Read More

MEC Grant: Teacher Vacancy Lists Attract Strong Interest

12 October 2009

"We are pleased by the strong interest shown in response to the latest advertisements for teachers in the province," said MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

MEC Grant to Attend Launch of the Dinaledi Education Coaching Programme

7 October 2009

The Dinaledi Educational Coaching project aims to improve matriculation mathematics, science and technology results in Dinaledi schools through Educational Coaching. Read More

MEC Grant pays Tribute to Teachers on World Teachers Day

5 October 2009

"Today is a celebration to say thank you to our teachers for the outstanding work they do in our classrooms across the Western Cape," said MEC for education in the Western Cape on Monday. Read More

MEC Grant to Pay Tribute to Teachers on World Teachers Day

4 October 2009

On Monday, 5 October 2009, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant will be paying tribute to our Province's teachers on World Teachers Day. Read More

MEC Grant: Matric Examination - Final Days to Prepare

4 October 2009

"A total of 48 492 full-time and part-time learners in the Western Cape will start writing the 2009 Senior Certificate examinations on Monday, 26 October," said MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

MEC Grant Announces Appointment of New Western Cape Head of Education

29 September 2009

I am pleased to announce that the Cabinet of the Western Cape has endorsed the recommendation by the Provincial Selection Panel concerning the appointment of a new Head of Education (HOD) - the most senior official in the Western Cape Education... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Attend Technology Educators Conference

24 September 2009

On Monday, MEC for Education Donald Grant will be attending the Conference for Technology Educators and will be speaking on the importance of technology in our schools in enhancing quality teaching and learning. Venue: Herschel Girls Preparatory, 14... Read More

MEC Grant to Attend Provincial Awards Dinner and Ceremony of the National Teaching Awards

17 September 2009

43 teachers have been nominated for this year's provincial teacher of the year. Tomorrow evening, the winners of eight categories will be announced. Provincial winners will be eligible for the National Teaching Awards. Read More

MEC Grant to Attend the Launch of the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge

17 September 2009

The fourth annual Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-hour sports challenge kicks off in Cape Town tomorrow. The MEC, national sports stars and celebrities will be on hand to encourage South African children to participate in sports and promote... Read More

MEC Grant to Attend Launch of Caring Schools Network in the Western Cape

16 September 2009

MEC Grant will be the keynote speaker at the launch of Caring Schools Network in the Western Cape. Where: Cape Diamond Hotel (Corner of Longmarket and Parliament Street) When: Thursday, 17 September 2009 Time: 17h30 - 19h00 Read More

Gangsterism has No Place in Our Schools

15 September 2009

Residents of Bonteheuwel have to claim back this school," said MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Wednesday. Grant was commenting on the stabbing of two learners and the subsequent intrusion of gang members onto the school grounds... Read More

Mec Grant Condemns Yet Another School Stabbing

14 September 2009

Minister for Education in the Western Cape, Donald Grant, has condemned the stabbing of two learners at Arcadia Secondary in Bonteheuwel on Tuesday. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Invests R156-Million in School Libraries

1 September 2009

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is investing R156-million over five years to expand access to school libraries in the province. Read More

MEC Grant Attends the Launch of the Write Round SA Expedition

31 August 2009

This morning, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant attended the launch of the Write Round SA Expedition at Heinz Park Primary School in Phillipi. The Write round SA expedition focuses on the distribution of writing materials and lap... Read More

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