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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready for 2011

8 December 2010

Tomorrow marks the end of the 2010 academic school year.It has been a challenging year for education. An enormous amount of effort has been put into ensuring that our learners receive a quality education in the midst of various disruptions this year. Read More

Education MEC: End of the Examinations and the Start of the Marking Process

1 December 2010

Tomorrow marks the end of the 2010 National Senior Certificate examinations for our Grade twelve (12) learners. Read More

New Education Bill Passed in the Provincial Legislature

30 November 2010

I am greatly pleased and proud to announce that the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been approved by the Western Cape Provincial Legislature. Read More

Western Cape Features in World Education Study

28 November 2010

McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, has included the Western Cape in a study of improving education systems in twenty (20) countries. Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

22 November 2010

A key priority for this government is to improve learner outcomes in this Province. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Outlines Progress Made in its Strategic Objectives

22 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by this Government for education. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing on Western Cape Education Department's Classroom Expansion Plan

21 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Rondebosch-East Primary to brief media on the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan. Read More

Education Minister Pleased with National Senior Certificate Examination Process

13 November 2010

We have now only three (3) weeks to go before the end of the 2010 National Senior Certificate Grade twelve (12) examinations.Halfway through, the Western Cape Education Department is pleased with the process so far. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

11 November 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Thandokhulu Secondary School in Mowbray to launch the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) textbook retrieval campaign.The campaign encourages learners to hand in their... Read More

Missing Learner, Lumka Lengisi, Found

10 November 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been found after she went missing from school on Tuesday morning. Read More

Urgent Media Appeal: Missing Learner

9 November 2010

It is with great concern that I have just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been declared missing. Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide in Our Provinces Schools

8 November 2010

"The successful implementation of technology in our schools is a necessity," said Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Brief Media on the Khayelitsha Project and its Targets for 2012

7 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Bridgeville Primary in Athlone, where he will be briefing media on the successful implementation of the Khanya Project. Read More

Learner Enrollment for 2011: Limited Space Available in Some of Our Schools

3 November 2010

Earlier this year, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) launched a drive to persuade parents to register their children early for school next year, if their children are starting primary or high school, or if they are changing schools in... Read More

Education MEC Announces Progress on Mobile Classroom Plan

27 October 2010

In February, I announced the Western Cape Education Department's Infrastructure plan which aims to address the backlogs in school infrastructure in the Province. Read More

Media Alert: Media Update on the Roll-Out of Mobile Classrooms to Reduce Overcrowding in Schools

26 October 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant will be briefing media on the roll-out of additional mobile classrooms to alleviate overcrowding in some of our province's schools. Read More

Education MEC Appeals to Matrics to Celebrate Responsibly During and After their Examinations

23 October 2010

After an eventful year, the time has now come for our Class of 2010 to write their final examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Honours 2010 Teaching Awards Finalists

21 October 2010

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be honouring the forty-four (44) regional and provincial winners of the Western Cape 2010 Teaching Awards at a ceremony in Stellenbosch. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Honours Western Cape's Teachers

21 October 2010

The Western Cape Education Department tonight are honouring the forty-four (44) regional and provincial winners of the Western Cape 2010 Teaching Awards at a ceremony in Stellenbosch. Read More

Backing the Most Important Team of 2010

19 October 2010

Good afternoonI am delighted to have this opportunity to address our Grade twelve (12) learners before the official start of the final National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations next Monday. Read More