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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

MEC Grant Releases the Western Cape Education's Strike Management Plan

18 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape has developed a comprehensive strike management plan for Education that aims to ensure that we do everything possible to protect the interests of learners in this province. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Brief the Media on the Western Cape's Strike Management Plan

17 August 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be announcing the provincial government's multi-faceted strike management plan for education, which will include specific interventions to help our Grade twelve (12) learners and the... Read More

MEC Grant Reviews the Effects of Today's Industrial Action

17 August 2010

Our monitoring system indicates that 2.3% (34) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action.Thirteen point seven percent (13.7%) of educators were absent from work. Read More

MEC Grant Noted Comments on the Possibility of Further Strike Action

16 August 2010

Minister Grant has noted the comments made by the Secretary General of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) regarding the possibility of further strike action. Read More

MEC Grant Outlines the Western Cape's Response to the Teachers Strike

16 August 2010

It has now become clear that industrial action by teachers, starting tomorrow, is inevitable. Read More

Provincial Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

11 August 2010

I am pleased to announce that the Provincial Cabinet has approved the referral of the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill to the provincial legislature for processing. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Brief the Media on the Western Cape Provincial Education Bill

10 August 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be briefing media on the Western Cape Provincial School Education Bill. This follows the decision by the Provincial Cabinet to refer the Bill to the Provincial Legislature for processing. Read More

Provincial Education Drive to Enroll Learners Early for 2011

10 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has 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 2011. Read More

Minister Grant Reviews Effects of Stayaway

9 August 2010

Reports received from our district offices indicate that 7% (102) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action.Reports also indicate that just over a quarter (26%) of educators were absent from work. Read More

MEC Outlines Plans for Tuesday's Public Service Stayaway

5 August 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is prepared for the upcoming stayaway by educator unions this coming Tuesday and has a number of contingency plans in place. Read More

Basket of Posts Consultation: Ensuring the Delivery of a Quality Curriculum

3 August 2010

Today, I have met with teacher unions and governing body organisations to consult on the basket of posts that will be made available in 2011.This is consultative process that is required by law. Read More

Education MEC on Possible Strike Action

1 August 2010

Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant is continuing to monitor closely the developments related to possible industrial action by teachers.The Minister remains hopeful that a settlement between the National Government and Unions will be... Read More

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