News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

New School Building Programme Announced

24 February 2010

Addressing the backlogs in infrastructure is a top priority for the Education administration. It has become widely apparent that there is an urgent need to review our approach to infrastructure development in the Western Cape Education Department (... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce New Infrastructure Plan

23 February 2010

Last year the department undertook to do a baseline audit of all the schools in the province to ascertain where we should target our future infrastructure interventions. Read More

Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

23 February 2010

Minister Donald Grant has today welcomed cabinet's decision to approve the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) request to publish the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill for public comment. Read More

Minister Grant Announces New National Senior Certificate (NSC) Awards Criteria for 2010

22 February 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge the achievements of all learners who have excelled academically in the National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Grant to Attend the Official Opening of Gansbaai Secondary School

21 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be attending the official opening of Gansbaai Secondary School in Gansbaai.Where: Gansbaai Secondary, Kampeerweg, Blompark, Gansbaai Read More

Minister Grant Releases Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Results

17 February 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Accept the 'Torch of Peace' from Eastern Cape MEC Qwase

17 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will accept the "Torch of Peace" from Eastern Cape MEC Mahlubandile Qwase. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce Results of the Grade 6 Assessment Tests

16 February 2010

Improving the reading, writing and calculating skills of our learners are a number one priority for this administration.In order to target individual needs and improve literacy and numeracy performance in the province, the department has set... Read More

Minister Grant Pays Surprise Visit to Monitor Late Arrival of Educators and Learners

16 February 2010

This morning the Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant, paid a surprise visit to Woodlands Secondary in Mitchell's Plain in order to monitor the late arrival of learners and educators. Read More

Education MEC Grant Supports the 'Walk This Way' School Shoe Campaign

15 February 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant visited Bob Skinstad in his "jail cell" at the V&A Waterfront in support of his campaign to raise funds, on behalf of the bobsforgood foundation, for school shoes for... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant Encourages Public to Support School Shoe Campaign

14 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Bob Skinstad, former South African Rugby Captain, at his jail cell in the V&A Waterfront. Read More

Minister Grant Conducts Site Inspection at Oranjekloof Primary

10 February 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay and met with the principal and the head of the School Governing Body, to confirm in person to them that a settlement has been reached with... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Conduct Site Inspection at Oranjekloof Primary

10 February 2010

Today, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be conducting a site inspection at Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay, to personally assess how plans to reduce overcrowding are proceeding at the school. Read More

MEC Grant: Did Your Child Read, Write and Practise Maths Today?

10 February 2010

"Improving the reading, writing and calculating abilities of our learners is one of the main priorities of this administration," said Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant, on Tuesday. Read More

Using the World Cup and Mid-Term Holidays to Support Teaching and Learning

9 February 2010

"Keeping our learners safe during the 2010 World Cup and the mid-year holidays is a major concern for this administration," said Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Wednesday. Read More

Media Alert: WCED Literacy and Numeracy Campaign

8 February 2010

In November 2009, Minister Donald Grant launched the Western Cape's strategic plan for education for the period 2010 - 2019. One of the primary aims of this plan will be to improve the reading, writing and calculating abilities of learners in the... Read More

Cape High Court Awards Ludwe Primary School Interdict

7 February 2010

"We are pleased by the decision of the Cape High Court to award the Western Cape Education Department an interdict against 10 respondents following disruptions at Ludwe Ngamlana earlier this week," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Literacy and Numeracy Campaign

7 February 2010

In November 2009, Minister Donald Grant launched the Western Cape's strategic plan for education for the period 2010 - 2019. One of the primary aims of this plan will be to improve the reading, writing and calculating abilities of learners in the... Read More

WCED Reacts to Oranjekloof Protest March

4 February 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is well aware of the concerns made by the protestors of Oranjekloof Primary and are doing all we can to resolve this matter as soon as possible. Read More

Learning Continues at Ludwe Ngamlana

2 February 2010

Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant has welcomed the fact that learning has started again at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School in Khayelitsha, following two days of disruptions. Read More