News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

New Education Bill Passed in the Provincial Legislature

30 November 2010

I am greatly pleased and proud to announce that the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been approved by the Western Cape Provincial Legislature. Read More

Western Cape Features in World Education Study

28 November 2010

McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, has included the Western Cape in a study of improving education systems in twenty (20) countries. Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

22 November 2010

A key priority for this government is to improve learner outcomes in this Province. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Outlines Progress Made in its Strategic Objectives

22 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by this Government for education. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing on Western Cape Education Department's Classroom Expansion Plan

21 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Rondebosch-East Primary to brief media on the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan. Read More

Education Minister Pleased with National Senior Certificate Examination Process

13 November 2010

We have now only three (3) weeks to go before the end of the 2010 National Senior Certificate Grade twelve (12) examinations.Halfway through, the Western Cape Education Department is pleased with the process so far. Read More

Media Alert: Launch of the Western Cape Education Department's Textbook Retrieval Campaign

11 November 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Thandokhulu Secondary School in Mowbray to launch the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) textbook retrieval campaign.The campaign encourages learners to hand in their... Read More

Missing Learner, Lumka Lengisi, Found

10 November 2010

The Western Cape Education Department has just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been found after she went missing from school on Tuesday morning. Read More

Urgent Media Appeal: Missing Learner

9 November 2010

It is with great concern that I have just been informed that Lumka Lengisi, a seventeen (17) year old learner from Noluthando School for the Deaf, has been declared missing. Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide in Our Provinces Schools

8 November 2010

"The successful implementation of technology in our schools is a necessity," said Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Media Alert: Education MEC to Brief Media on the Khayelitsha Project and its Targets for 2012

7 November 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Bridgeville Primary in Athlone, where he will be briefing media on the successful implementation of the Khanya Project. Read More

Learner Enrollment for 2011: Limited Space Available in Some of Our Schools

3 November 2010

Earlier this year, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) 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... Read More