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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Amendment Bill Consultation Process Successfully Concluded

28 April 2010

I am pleased that the consultation process between stakeholders in education and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) regarding the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill has been successfully finalised. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Joins Schools in Celebration of World Book Day

21 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be celebrating World Book Day at Harry Gwala Secondary School in Khayelitsha with nine other participating schools. Where: Harry Gwala Secondary School, Hlehla Street, Makhaza, Khayelitsha Read More

MEC Delivers Donated Books Ahead of World Book Day

21 April 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant personally delivered twenty boxes of books to Equal Education's "The Bookery" ahead of tomorrow's World Book and Copyright Day. Read More

Media Alert: MEC to Personally Deliver Donated Books Ahead of World Book Day

20 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be personally delivering 20 boxes of books to Equal Education's "The Bookery" ahead of Friday's World Book Day. Read More

MEC Assess Progress on Naphakade Secondary School

18 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant visited Malmesbury to assess progress on Naphakade Secondary School. "School activities resumed as normal this morning at both the secondary and the primary school," said Grant. Read More

Calm Restored at Naphakade Secondary

14 April 2010

Reports indicate that the situation at Naphakade Secondary School has calmed down and that for the moment order has been restored. Read More

MEC Seeks Urgent Interdict to Prevent Further Destruction of School Property

13 April 2010

Given that the situation at Naphakade Secondary school remains volatile, I have requested that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) seeks an urgent interdict to limit access onto the premises of both Naphakade Secondary and Naphakade Primary... Read More

Condemning Violent Disruption of School

13 April 2010

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the violent disruption of schooling at Naphakade Secondary in Malmesbury. "Violence of any kind simply cannot be tolerated at our schools and will be clamped down as hard as... Read More

Schools Re-open Successfully for the Second Term

12 April 2010

"We are pleased with the successful reopening of schools for the start of the second term of the 2010 school year," said Minister Donald Grant on Tuesday. Read More

Launching the 'Own Your Future' Campaign

11 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant launched the 'Own YOUR future" campaign at Manyano High School in Khayelitsha. Read More

Media Alert: Launching the 'Own Your Future' Campaign for Grade 12 Learners

8 April 2010

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be launching the "Own YOUR future campaign" at Manyano High School in Khayelitsha. Read More

Minister Grant Condemns Senseless Killing of Learner

8 April 2010

I am deeply saddened by the senseless death of Adenaan Hendricks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends in this very difficult time. Read More

Autumn School Aimed at Increasing the Grade 12 Pass Rate in Khayelitsha

6 April 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Chris Hani Secondary school in Khayelitsha to thank and give encouragement to the hundreds of Grade twelve (12) learners that are participating in a holiday tuition programme. Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Visit Grade 12 Learners Participating in an Autumn School Programme

5 April 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Chris Hani Secondary to thank educators and learners for giving up their school holidays to participate in a Grade 12 Autumn School Programme, and to encourage the Grade 12's to... Read More

Teachers Committed to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills

29 March 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration, and we are determined, as outlined in our strategic plan, to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, especially... Read More

Tygerberg Hospital Extends Measles Isolation Ward as Numbers Climb

28 March 2010

With the measles death rate in the Province having risen to thirteen (13) in total, nurses and health care workers at health facilities throughout the Western Cape are gearing towards the mass immunisation campaign, scheduled to commence in April... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Chrysalis Academy Graduation

25 March 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Chrysalis 09 Delta Graduation. 117 male students will graduate after three months of residential life skills training.Where: Chrysalis House - map attached Read More

Media Alert: Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Awards Ceremony

23 March 2010

Tonight, the Western Cape Education Department will be announcing the provincial school awards for achievement in Grade 6 literacy and numeracy. Read More

Media Alert: Minister to Congratulate Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Award Winning Schools

18 March 2010

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Rustenberg Girls' Junior and Yomelela Primary School to congratulate them for their excellent and improved performance in the 2009 Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Masibambisane Secondary

17 March 2010

This afternoon, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Masibambisane Secondary in Delft to express his condolences after the fatal stabbing of a learner yesterday. He will also be reviewing the security measures at the school. Read More

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