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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Principals Conference on How Best to Manage a Successful School

29 September 2010

Over two hundred and eighty (280) school principals from across the Western Cape have gathered in Kuilsriver this morning to discuss what it takes to manage a successful school. Read More

Education MEC Sends his Condolences to Family of Drowned Grade Twelve Learner

28 September 2010

Yesterday, a Grade 12 learner from Umyezo Wama-Apile Combined School in Grabouw drowned after attending a holiday school.I am deeply saddened by this loss and would like to send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mkhanyisi.My... Read More

Education MEC Pleased with Turnout at Holiday Programmes for Grade Twelves

27 September 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited a Grade 12 holiday camp at Chris Hani Secondary in Khayelitsha and a spring school programme at Manzomthombo Secondary in Mfuleni. Read More

Holiday Programmes for Grade Twelves

21 September 2010

Schools across the country officially close on Thursday, the 23rd of September 2010. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Kick off Kellogg's Health of the Nation Sport Challenge

16 September 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be officially kicking off the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge. Read More

Western Cape Education's Preparations for 2011 Academic Year

16 September 2010

Today, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be releasing to schools a planning calendar for the 2011 school year in order to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about education activities planned for 2011. Read More

Western Cape Education to Continue with Literacy and Numeracy Tests

14 September 2010

Given the impact of the recent industrial action the National Department of Basic Education recently announced that it has decided to postpone the Annual National Assessments for Grade 3, 6 and 9 which was scheduled to take place in November. Read More

MEC of Education Confirms Western Cape Catch-Up Plan

9 September 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has noted Minister for Basic Education Angie Motshekga's announcement on the recovery plans for schools following the recent public service strike. Read More

Western Cape Celebrates International Literacy Day

7 September 2010

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) proclaimed 8 September International Literacy Day on 17 November 1965. The aim of the day is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Read More

Education MEC Welcomes the Suspension of the Strike

6 September 2010

The announcement yesterday that the public sector strike has been suspended is very welcomed news for education in the Western Cape; however it is important that a final resolution to the current dispute is arrived at as soon as possible. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 06 September 2010

5 September 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 Friday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 3 September 2010

2 September 2010

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

MEC of Education Provides an Update on the September Exams

2 September 2010

Yesterday's disruption of examinations at the Good Hope Campus of False Bay Further Education and Training College (FET) in Khayelitsha is a grim reminder of the seriousness of the current situation facing education in South Africa. Read More

Protestors Disrupt Further Education and Training College Exams

1 September 2010

A large group of protestors disrupted examinations at the Good Hope Campus of the False Bay Further Education and Training (FET) College in Khayelitsha this morning (Thursday, 2 September 2010). Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 2 September 2010

1 September 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