News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Media Alert: MEC to Attend the Provincial Launch of the National Science Week

28 July 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be speaking at the Provincial launch of the National Science Week in the Western Cape.National Science Week is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and role players conducting... Read More

Western Cape Harnessing Technology to Improve the Quality of Teaching

28 July 2010

I am delighted to be here to celebrate the handing over of the "150 schools ICT project." Read More

MEC Comments on Possible Industrial Action by Teacher Unions

27 July 2010

We remain hopeful that a settlement will be reached before any industrial action by teacher unions goes ahead. Read More

Media Alert: Telkom and the Western Cape make Broadband available to 150 Schools

27 July 2010

Tomorrow, the MD of Telkom SA, Pinky Moholi, will be handing over the "Telkom 150 schools project" to Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of the Khayelitsha School of Skills

22 July 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending the official opening of the Khayelitsha/ Lathi-tha School of Skills.The school provides special educational support to learners in the Khayelitsha area. Read More

MEC Alert: MEC to Attend a Renovation Handover Ceremony at Dr Nelson R Mandela High School

21 July 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending a renovation handover ceremony at Dr Nelson R Mandela High School in Crossroads. Read More

Western Cape Wraps up a Successful Literacy and Numeracy Roadshow

21 July 2010

Since April, officials from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) have been travelling across the province to discuss the latest literacy and numeracy results of Grade six (6) learners. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Attend the Literacy and Numeracy Roadshow

20 July 2010

Since April, officials from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) have been travelling across the province to discuss the latest literacy and numeracy results of Grade six (6) learners. Read More

MEC Monitors Latecomers from Cape Town Station

19 July 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant monitored latecomers arriving from Cape Town station.Waiting in the corridor in the Golden Acre shopping centre, Grant approached learners that were late for school. Read More

Media Alert: Bikers for Books and Balls Mass Ride for Rural Schools

19 July 2010

On Saturday (12 June, 2010), Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Adv. Lennit Max will join Bikers for Books and Balls (an initiative by the online magazine Bikernews) in a mass ride from N1 City Mall through the streets of Cape Town to the Good Hope... Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Monitor Latecomers from Cape Town Station through Golden Acre

18 July 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be monitoring latecomers from Cape Town station through Golden Acre shopping centre. Read More

Drop in Burglary and Vandalism Cases over Longer Holiday Period

13 July 2010

Yesterday learners and educators returned to school for the start of the third term.With their return, the Education Department of the Western Cape was able to establish how many schools had been affected by burglaries and vandalism over the long... Read More

Minister Grant: Third Term Starts on a Positive Note

12 July 2010

Today marked the first day of the third term in the school calendar.Almost one million learners returned to school today, after a long and eventful winter vacation. Read More

Western Cape Prepared and Ready for the Start of the Third School Term

11 July 2010

Tomorrow, almost one million learners across the Western Cape will be returning to school for the start of the third term. Read More

MEC Welcomes Changes to the Education Curriculum

5 July 2010

The Western Cape Ministry for Education largely welcomes today's announcement on changes to the education curriculum by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga. Read More

One Hundred Days to Go before first National Certificate Examination

3 July 2010

With one hundred (100) days to go before the first National Senior Certificate Examination, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is prepared and ready. Read More