News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape Education Department Releases 2010 Literacy and Numeracy Results

27 February 2011

The Western Cape Government firmly believes in the importance of systemic testing in the management of education and the improvement of learner performance. That is why this province leads the rest of the country in the use of extensive independent... Read More

Media Alert: Adult Education and Training Award Ceremony

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), the Western Cape Education Department will be presenting awards for the best performing candidates and centres in the 2010 ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) Level 4 Awards. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Learners in World Maths Competition

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be launching World Maths Day at Stellenbosch Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Release of the Grade 3 and 6 Literacy and Numeracy Results

24 February 2011

On Monday (28 February 2011), Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold will be announcing the results of the Grade 3 and 6 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment tests. Read More

Minister Grant: Increasing Security Needs in Our Province's Schools

20 February 2011

Ensuring that our learners and educators are able to teach and learn in a safe and secure environment is a priority for this government.But given the amount of crime and violence we have in this country everyday, we do face some major challenges in... Read More

Ministers Grant and Fritz Oversee South African Police Service's Search and Seizure at School

15 February 2011

This morning Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz visited Groenvlei Secondary in Landsdowne to oversee a search and seizure operation by South African Police Services (SAPS). Read More

Western Cape Education Department Acts to Remedy Logistical Delays with the Annual Assessment

10 February 2011

Tomorrow, Thursday 10 February, all schools across the country are expected to write the Annual National Assessment (ANA) tests as determined by the National Department of Basic Education (DBE). Read More

Supplementary Examinations Begin

9 February 2011

We are pleased that a total of 8 762 candidates registered for the National Senior Certificate supplementary examinations in February and March.Last year 8 098 of those registered wrote, with the remaining 664 candidates repeating from previous... Read More

Majority of Western Cape Learners Able to Write the Annual National Assessments

7 February 2011

This morning, the vast majority of Grade 2-7 and Grade 9 learners in the Western Cape, were able to write the Annual National Assessment tests set by the National Department of Basic Education. Read More

Massive Increase in Textbook Provision in the Foundation Phases

1 February 2011

One of this Government's main priorities is to improve the levels of learner performance in the foundation phase (Grades 1 to 3) of education.The foundation phase of learning is the most critical stage of our children's education as it forms the... Read More