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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 24 August 2010

23 August 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 further decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since yesterday. Read More

Western Cape Education Calls for Volunteers to Supervise Learners during the Strike

22 August 2010

The Provincial Government of the Western Cape is calling on volunteers to help assist the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in supervising learners at schools affected by the recent industrial strike action. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 23 August 2010

22 August 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 decrease in school closures and teacher absenteeism since last Friday. Read More

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 20 August 2010

19 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that eight percent (8%) (116) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. Read More

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

Review of Effects of Today's Industrial Action - 19 August 2010

18 August 2010

Management arrangements by the Western Cape Education Department to monitor attendance of educators during today's industrial strike action indicate that 4.8% (70) of our schools closed as a result of today's industrial strike action. 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Western Cape Harnessing Technology to Improve the Quality of Teaching

28 July 2010

I am delighted to be here to celebrate the handing over of the "150 schools ICT project." Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Attend the Provincial Launch of the National Science Week

28 July 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be speaking at the Provincial launch of the National Science Week in the Western Cape.National Science Week is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and role players conducting... Read More

MEC Comments on Possible Industrial Action by Teacher Unions

27 July 2010

We remain hopeful that a settlement will be reached before any industrial action by teacher unions goes ahead. Read More

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