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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

School Vandalism: Communities Need to Take Ownership of Their Schools

20 January 2011

During the December 2010/2011 holiday period, 27 schools reported cases of vandalism.This does mark a decrease in the same period last year, whereby 37 schools were affected. Read More

Extra Support for Learners Writing Supplementary Examinations

18 January 2011

In the Western Cape, 8 433 candidates qualified for supplementary examinations in the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations.Candidates qualify to write supplementary exams if they failed up to two subjects. Read More

Western Cape Schools Ready for 2011

16 January 2011

"So far, all reports indicate that we have had a smooth start to the 2011 school year," said Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant on Monday. Read More

Media Alert: Opening of School Year - Minister of Education to Hand out Parents' Guides

13 January 2011

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be visiting a number of schools in the Cape Town region to assess school readiness for the 2011 school year.He will begin his day by visiting the Grade 1 learners, and their parents, of... Read More

Western Cape Education Department Prepared and Ready for the Year Ahead

12 January 2011

I am pleased with the progress we have made in ensuring that our Western Cape schools are prepared and ready for the 2011 school year. Read More

Media Alert: Provincial National Senior Certificate 2010 Award Ceremony

9 January 2011

On Wednesday, the Western Cape Government will be announcing and celebrating the Province's top individual achievers and schools in the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Read More

Western Cape Achieves Increases in Pass Rate and Number of Passes

5 January 2011

I am pleased to announce that the Western Cape government has reversed a six year decline in the matric pass rate in this province. Read More

Media Alert: Media Briefing on Western Cape National Senior Certificate Results

4 January 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant and Head of the provincial education department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the provincial outcomes of the 2010 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations. Read More

Matric Results Release: "Looking at the Accurate Indicators of Success"

3 January 2011

On Thursday 6 January 2010, over 45 000 young people from the Western Cape will receive their National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. For these young people who wrote the examinations, the results can enhance or limit their life chances. Read More