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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

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

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

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

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

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