News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Tragic End to a Predominantly Positive Year

8 December 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationWhat should have been a day of celebration for all our learners in the Western Cape is instead a day of mourning for many. Read More

Minister Grant Announces the Members of the New Western Cape Education Council

7 December 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am delighted to announce the inauguration of the new Western Cape Education Council.The council was formally constituted at the inaugural council meeting last night. Read More

WCED to Deliver Science Kits and Stationery to the Province's Poorest Schools

5 December 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am very excited to announce the delivery of science kits, backpacks and stationery to some of our province's poorest schools. Read More

Media Alert: WCED Delivers Science Kits to Province's Poorest Schools

4 December 2011

On Tuesday, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Bloekombos Primary School to see the delivery of a Natural Science kit at the school. Bloekombos Primary is one of 217 Quintile 1 schools that will receive the science kit. Read More

Minister Grant: Progress Made in Achieving Strategic Objectives in Education

28 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOne of the overarching goals of the Western Cape Government is to provide quality education to all the learners in this province, which is the cornerstone of our vision of an open opportunity... Read More

The End of NSC 2011: The Work of WCED Continues Unabated

27 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOn Thursday, 1 December, the last of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations will be written. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Strategic Objectives - A Progress Review

27 November 2011

On Tuesday, 29 November 2011, Minister Donald Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold, will be briefing media on the progress made in achieving the strategic objectives set by the Western Cape Government for education. Read More

WCED Rolls out a "Record-Breaking" 2 Million Textbooks to Schools

24 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis government believes in the primacy of the textbook, and building textbook-rich schools is one of this government's top priorities. Read More

Minister Grant: Two Additional Schools Expected in Hout Bay

21 November 2011

It is with great pleasure to be here today to witness the final month of construction to this new and exciting school development. Read More

WCED: Two Weeks to Go until End of 2011 NSC

20 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThere are only two weeks left until the official end of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit New Primary School in Hout Bay

20 November 2011

On Tuesday, 22 November 2011, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the site of the new primary school in Hout Bay, provisionally named Disa Primary School. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Finalises Enrolment for 2012

16 November 2011

With only three weeks left before the end of the school year, the WCED is wrapping up in their preparations for the 2012 school year.This includes helping schools to complete timetables, resolving staffing, administrative and security issues and... Read More

WCED Launches Pilot Study into Learners' School Readiness

13 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationImproving the literacy and numeracy skills of our learners is a fundamental priority of this government. Read More

Two Technical Schools to Open Their Doors in January 2012

8 November 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Site of New Technical High School

7 November 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be doing a site inspection at the new Northpine Technical High School in Brakenfell. The school will be one of 11 new schools to open at the beginning of 2012 and will be one of five... Read More

Western Cape Honours Province's Top Teachers in Teaching Awards

27 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationTonight, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will announce the names of the top teachers in the province. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Teaching Awards

26 October 2011

Tomorrow, 28 October 2011, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be announcing the top teachers of the Western Cape in a gala function at Kelvin Grove. Read More

Media Alert: Ministers Grant and Botha to Officially Open the New Brooklyn Chest Hospital School

26 October 2011

Minister Grant and Minister Botha will officially open the new Brooklyn Chest Hospital School on Friday, 28 October 2011. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit COSAT in Khayelitsha

26 October 2011

On Friday, 28 October 2011, NSC candidates will be writing the highly anticipated Mathematics paper. Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the school to ask learners how they felt about the examination. Read More

Media Alert: 2011 NSC - Minister Grant to Visit Groote Schuur High School

23 October 2011

On Monday, 24 October 2011, Grade 12 candidates across the Western Cape will be writing the English Home Language and the English First Additional Language Paper. Read More