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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Grant Conducts Site Inspection at Oranjekloof Primary

10 February 2010

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay and met with the principal and the head of the School Governing Body, to confirm in person to them that a settlement has been reached with... Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Conduct Site Inspection at Oranjekloof Primary

10 February 2010

Today, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be conducting a site inspection at Oranjekloof Primary School in Hout Bay, to personally assess how plans to reduce overcrowding are proceeding at the school. Read More

MEC Grant: Did Your Child Read, Write and Practise Maths Today?

10 February 2010

"Improving the reading, writing and calculating abilities of our learners is one of the main priorities of this administration," said Western Cape Minister for Education, Donald Grant, on Tuesday. Read More

Using the World Cup and Mid-Term Holidays to Support Teaching and Learning

9 February 2010

"Keeping our learners safe during the 2010 World Cup and the mid-year holidays is a major concern for this administration," said Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant on Wednesday. Read More

Media Alert: WCED Literacy and Numeracy Campaign

8 February 2010

In November 2009, Minister Donald Grant launched the Western Cape's strategic plan for education for the period 2010 - 2019. One of the primary aims of this plan will be to improve the reading, writing and calculating abilities of learners in the... Read More

Cape High Court Awards Ludwe Primary School Interdict

7 February 2010

"We are pleased by the decision of the Cape High Court to award the Western Cape Education Department an interdict against 10 respondents following disruptions at Ludwe Ngamlana earlier this week," said Western Cape Minister for Education Donald... Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Literacy and Numeracy Campaign

7 February 2010

In November 2009, Minister Donald Grant launched the Western Cape's strategic plan for education for the period 2010 - 2019. One of the primary aims of this plan will be to improve the reading, writing and calculating abilities of learners in the... Read More

WCED Reacts to Oranjekloof Protest March

4 February 2010

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is well aware of the concerns made by the protestors of Oranjekloof Primary and are doing all we can to resolve this matter as soon as possible. Read More

Learning Continues at Ludwe Ngamlana

2 February 2010

Western Cape Minister for Education Donald Grant has welcomed the fact that learning has started again at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School in Khayelitsha, following two days of disruptions. Read More

WCED Arranges Revision Sessions for NSC Supplementary Examinaions

2 February 2010

"We are pleased that a total of 7 116 candidates registered for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) supplementary examinations in February and March," said Minister for Education Donald Grant on Wednesday. Read More

Minister Grant Reveals Strategy to Increase the Grade 12 Pass Rate

1 February 2010

The 2009 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results clearly indicate that our education system needs focused attention and direction. Read More

Media Alert: MEC Grant to Present Plan to Improve Grade 12 Pass Rate

31 January 2010

Minister for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant and Head of Education, Penny Vinjevold, will tomorrow present detailed plans that are aimed at attaining an 80% pass rate in the NSC examinations in 2010. Read More

Minister Condemns Disruption at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School

31 January 2010

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the disruption of learning at Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School in Khayelitsha.Reports indicate that two individuals, claiming to be parents of learners, locked the access gates to the... Read More

Media Alert: Leeuwenhof Award Function - 25 January 2010

18 January 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge achievement of all learners in the province who have done exceptionally well in the recent 2009 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Minister Grant to Assess School Readiness

12 January 2010

Minister Donald Grant will be visiting six schools tomorrow around the Cape Town metropole to assess school readiness and wish learners and educators well for the 2010 academic year. Read More

Western Cape Schools Ready for 2010

12 January 2010

"We are prepared and equipped to start the new school year," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Wednesday. Read More

Award Function Leeuwenhof 25 January 2010

11 January 2010

This administration is determined to acknowledge achievement of all learners in the province who have done exceptionally well in the recent 2009 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Reports Reveal a Drop in Vandalism Incidents at Schools

10 January 2010

"I am pleased to report that the number of reported vandalism incidents to date, has decreased from last year," said Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

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