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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Education MEC Announces Progress on Mobile Classroom Plan

27 October 2010

In February, I announced the Western Cape Education Department's Infrastructure plan which aims to address the backlogs in school infrastructure in the Province. Read More

Media Alert: Media Update on the Roll-Out of Mobile Classrooms to Reduce Overcrowding in Schools

26 October 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant will be briefing media on the roll-out of additional mobile classrooms to alleviate overcrowding in some of our province's schools. Read More

Education MEC Appeals to Matrics to Celebrate Responsibly During and After their Examinations

23 October 2010

After an eventful year, the time has now come for our Class of 2010 to write their final examinations. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Honours Western Cape's Teachers

21 October 2010

The Western Cape Education Department tonight are honouring the forty-four (44) regional and provincial winners of the Western Cape 2010 Teaching Awards at a ceremony in Stellenbosch. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Honours 2010 Teaching Awards Finalists

21 October 2010

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be honouring the forty-four (44) regional and provincial winners of the Western Cape 2010 Teaching Awards at a ceremony in Stellenbosch. Read More

Backing the Most Important Team of 2010

19 October 2010

Good afternoonI am delighted to have this opportunity to address our Grade twelve (12) learners before the official start of the final National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations next Monday. Read More

Media Alert: Thousands of Grade Twelve Learners to be Beamed Matric Message of Support via Satellite

18 October 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister will be addressing thousands of learners at various schools across the province through a live satellite transmission. (Please see virtual classroom map attached) Read More

Working Together to Improve Education Outcomes in Khayelitsha

14 October 2010

Extract of a speech by Minister Donald Grant at the 7th Khayelitsha Development Conference - Charles Morkels Hall, Strand. Read More

Education MEC Confirms Delivery of Desks and Chairs to Zisukhanyo Secondary School

13 October 2010

I am pleased to announce that the highly regrettable shortage of chairs and desks at Zisukhanyo Secondary School has been resolved. Read More

Western Cape Government Announces Steps to Strengthen Numeracy and Literacy Strategy

11 October 2010

The Western Cape government has set bold targets to improve literacy and numeracy in the province by 2014. We will not rest until the majority of children in the province are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level. Read More

Media Alert: Briefing on Independent Study into the Quality of Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Phase

10 October 2010

Minister Donald Grant and the Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, will tomorrow brief media on the outcomes of an independent study, into the quality of learner outcomes in the critical foundation phase of schooling. Read More

Matric Examinations: Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready

10 October 2010

"With just two weeks to go, the Western Cape Education Department is prepared and ready for the 2010 National Senior Certificate Examinations," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Western Cape Education Breaks New Ground with Improved Literacy and Numeracy Testing

5 October 2010

I am pleased to announce the successful start of the annual Literacy and Numeracy testing in the Western Cape.This year's testing is significant as it is the first time such testing has been conducted on such a massive scale. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC Visits Observatory Junior School on First Day of Literacy and Numeracy Testing

4 October 2010

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Education Minister will be visiting Observatory Junior school on the first day of the annual Literacy and Numeracy testing in the Western Cape. Here, he will be interacting with Grade six (6) learners just after they have... Read More

Education MEC Thanks Teachers on Teacher's Day

4 October 2010

Today is World Teacher's Day and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the many thousands of dedicated educators we have here in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Grant: "Energy and Positivity Must Continue Throughout the Fourth Term"

3 October 2010

Today is the first day of the fourth and final term in the school calendar.The final term is extremely important for all our learners, educators and officials. Read More