News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Review of Effect of Today's Industrial Action - 1 September 2010

31 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there had been a marginal increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 31 August 2010

30 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a further decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Education MEC Announces an Additional Five Hundred and Ninety Nine Teaching Post for 2010

30 August 2010

The statutory process pertaining to the basket of posts for 2011 has now been completed. I am pleased to announce that after very careful deliberation and consultation, five hundred and ninety nine (599) additional teaching posts have been allocated... Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 30 August 2010

29 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since Friday. Read More

Education MEC Announce Details of New Claremont High School

29 August 2010

As part of the provincial government's on-going expansion of access to the focused teaching of science and mathematics, I am proud to announce that a new specialised high school will be opened in Claremont in January 2011. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 27 August 2010

26 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Update on the September Exams

26 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has reviewed its plans for the September exams and has reiterated its position that the exams will go ahead as scheduled. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Annouce Details of New Claremont High School

26 August 2010

Provincial Education Minister, Donald Grant along with the Superintendent-General of Education, Ms Penny Vinjevold will on Monday 30 August announce the details of the new Claremont High School which will open in January 2011. Read More

Minister Grant Announces Key Learning Supplement

25 August 2010

"The WCED is currently implementing a comprehensive strike management plan, to minimise the effects of the current industrial action on learners. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 26 August 2010

25 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there had been an increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 25 August 2010

24 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a marginal increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Update: Minister Grant Reacts to Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

It is with a sense of profound sadness that I learnt of this morning's tragic accident that lead to the death of nine learners and injuries to another five, two of whom are in a very serious condition.Four learners are at Tygerberg Hospital and one... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant React to Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

Please note: Minister Grant will be joining Minister Botha at Tygerberg Hospital at 11h00.The Minister will then proceed to the Blackheath Civic Centre where Disaster Management is debriefing those affected by the tragedy. Read More

MEC Grant Reacts to the Blackheath Tragedy

24 August 2010

It is with a sense of profound sadness that I learnt of this morning's tragic accident that lead to the death of eight learners and injuries to another five. Read More

MEC Grant Announces Further Support Measures for Learners during the Strike

23 August 2010

Last week, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape released a comprehensive strike management plan for Education to mitigate the impact of the ongoing strike on teaching and learning. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 24 August 2010

23 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a further decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Western Cape Education Calls for Volunteers to Supervise Learners during the Strike

22 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape is calling on volunteers to help assist the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in supervising learners at schools affected by the recent industrial strike action. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 23 August 2010

22 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that there has been a marginal decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since last Friday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 20 August 2010

19 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that eight percent (8%) (116) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 19 August 2010

18 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that 4.8% (70) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More