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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Deeply Saddened and Angered by Murder of Learner

17 March 2010

I am deeply saddened and angered by the senseless death of a Grade 10 learner from Masibambisane Secondary in Delft yesterday afternoon. Read More

Media Alert: Inspection of Usage of Hand Held Metal Detectors at Schools

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant will be visiting Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain, to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal... Read More

Making Schools Safe and Drug-Free Zones

15 March 2010

In line with this administration's tough stance against violence in our schools, Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant today visited Glendale Secondary in Mitchell's Plain to conduct an inspection of the use of hand held metal detectors... Read More

Minister Visits Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary School

14 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education (WCED), Donald Grant visited Usasazo Secondary and Zola Business Secondary in Khayelitsha to discuss their Grade 12 strategy for the 2010 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Dealing with School Latecomers

10 March 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland High School in support of their principal, Mr Kenny, and his methods to deter late comers. Read More

Situation at Uxolo High School has Stabilised

8 March 2010

"I am pleased to announce that the situation at Uxolo High School in Khayelitsha has stabilised," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Drowning of Grade 7 Fish Hoek Learner at School Camp

4 March 2010

"I am deeply saddened by the death of a Grade 7 learner from Fish Hoek Primary School," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant."This tragedy has come as a great shock. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very... Read More

Media Alert: Reading Conference Aimed at Improving Quality of Learning and Teaching

2 March 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) where the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is currently hosting a two day reading conference for teachers during the school holidays. Read More

Media Alert: Awards for Outstanding Achievement of Adult Learning Centres and Learners 2009

1 March 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be attending the awards ceremony for the outstanding achievement of adult learning centres and learners in the 2009 Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) level four (4) examinations. Read More

New School Building Programme Announced

24 February 2010

Addressing the backlogs in infrastructure is a top priority for the Education administration. It has become widely apparent that there is an urgent need to review our approach to infrastructure development in the Western Cape Education Department (... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce New Infrastructure Plan

23 February 2010

Last year the department undertook to do a baseline audit of all the schools in the province to ascertain where we should target our future infrastructure interventions. Read More

Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

23 February 2010

Minister Donald Grant has today welcomed cabinet's decision to approve the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) request to publish the draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill for public comment. Read More

Minister Grant Announces New National Senior Certificate (NSC) Awards Criteria for 2010

22 February 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge the achievements of all learners who have excelled academically in the National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Grant to Attend the Official Opening of Gansbaai Secondary School

21 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will be attending the official opening of Gansbaai Secondary School in Gansbaai.Where: Gansbaai Secondary, Kampeerweg, Blompark, Gansbaai Read More

Minister Grant Releases Grade 6 Literacy and Numeracy Results

17 February 2010

Ensuring that all our learners are able to read, write and calculate at the appropriate level is a key priority for this administration. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Accept the 'Torch of Peace' from Eastern Cape MEC Qwase

17 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will accept the "Torch of Peace" from Eastern Cape MEC Mahlubandile Qwase. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Announce Results of the Grade 6 Assessment Tests

16 February 2010

Improving the reading, writing and calculating skills of our learners are a number one priority for this administration.In order to target individual needs and improve literacy and numeracy performance in the province, the department has set... Read More

Minister Grant Pays Surprise Visit to Monitor Late Arrival of Educators and Learners

16 February 2010

This morning the Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant, paid a surprise visit to Woodlands Secondary in Mitchell's Plain in order to monitor the late arrival of learners and educators. Read More

Education MEC Grant Supports the 'Walk This Way' School Shoe Campaign

15 February 2010

This morning, Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant visited Bob Skinstad in his "jail cell" at the V&A Waterfront in support of his campaign to raise funds, on behalf of the bobsforgood foundation, for school shoes for... Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant Encourages Public to Support School Shoe Campaign

14 February 2010

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Bob Skinstad, former South African Rugby Captain, at his jail cell in the V&A Waterfront. Read More

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