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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Teachers Committed to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills

29 March 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration, and we are determined, as outlined in our strategic plan, to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, especially... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Extends Measles Isolation Ward as Numbers Climb

28 March 2010

With the measles death rate in the Province having risen to thirteen (13) in total, nurses and health care workers at health facilities throughout the Western Cape are gearing towards the mass immunisation campaign, scheduled to commence in April... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Chrysalis Academy Graduation

25 March 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Chrysalis 09 Delta Graduation. 117 male students will graduate after three months of residential life skills training.Where: Chrysalis House - map attached Read More

Media Alert: Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Awards Ceremony

23 March 2010

Tonight, the Western Cape Education Department will be announcing the provincial school awards for achievement in Grade 6 literacy and numeracy. Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Congratulate Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Award Winning Schools

18 March 2010

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Rustenberg Girls' Junior and Yomelela Primary School to congratulate them for their excellent and improved performance in the 2009 Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Masibambisane Secondary

17 March 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Masibambisane Secondary in Delft to express his condolences after the fatal stabbing of a learner yesterday. He will also be reviewing the security measures at the school. Read More

Minister Deeply Saddened and Angered by Murder of Learner

17 March 2010

I am deeply saddened and angered by the senseless death of a Grade 10 learner from Masibambisane Secondary in Delft yesterday afternoon. Read More

Making Schools Safe and Drug-Free Zones

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant today visited Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal detectors... Read More

Media Alert: Inspection of Usage of Hand Held Metal Detectors at Schools

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be visiting Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain, to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal... Read More

Minister Visits Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary School

14 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education (WCED), Donald Grant visited Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary in Khayelitsha to discuss their Grade 12 strategy for the 2010 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Dealing with School Latecomers

10 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland High School in support of their principal, Mr Kenny, and his methods to deter late comers. Read More

Situation at Uxolo High School has Stabilised

8 March 2010

"I am pleased to announce that the situation at Uxolo High School in Khayelitsha has stabilised," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Drowning of Grade 7 Fish Hoek Learner at School Camp

4 March 2010

"I am deeply saddened by the death of a Grade 7 learner from Fish Hoek Primary School," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant."This tragedy has come as a great shock. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very... Read More

Media Alert: Reading Conference Aimed at Improving Quality of Learning and Teaching

2 March 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) where the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is currently hosting a two day reading conference for teachers during the school holidays. Read More

Media Alert: Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Adult Learning Centres and Learners 2009

1 March 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be attending the awards ceremony for the outstanding achievement of adult learning centres and learners in the 2009 Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) level four (4) examinations. Read More