News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Summary of the Western Cape Education Department's Budget Speech

29 March 2011

Minister Grant presented the budget speech for the provincial Department of Education earlier today. Below is a summary of the highlights of the speech. Read More

Minister Grant Expresses His Condolences at Death of Deputy Principal

24 March 2011

I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends Mr Linga Mafu, deputy principal of Ludwe Ngamlana High School.Mr Mafu was shot dead outside his Mitchell's Plain home last night.He is survived by his wife and two... Read More

Expanding Access to Quality Education

24 March 2011

At the beginning of last year the WCED approached a number of our schools to determine how best to expand access at successful schools. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of New Classrooms

23 March 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be visiting Groote Schuur High School to officially open six new classrooms and additional facilities under the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED's) classroom expansion plan. Read More

Minister Grant to Visit One of the Province's Most Improved Schools in the Grade 3 Litnum Tests

13 March 2011

On Tuesday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Impendulo Public Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Open Khanya Lab at Vista Nova

13 March 2011

On Monday, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant will be officially opening a new Khanya Laboratory at Vista Nova Primary School for Special Needs.He will also update the media on the roll-out of the Khanya Programme. Read More

Media Alert: Official Opening of Province's Third Stem School - Claremont High School

10 March 2011

Tomorrow, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant and Head of Department Penny Vinjevold, will be officially opening the Western Cape's third STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) facility. Read More

Minister of Education Donald Grant, Western Cape

8 March 2011

Minister Grant has today condemned in the strongest possible terms the unlawful action of approximately 100 learners and educators from the illegally constituted Simon Estes Music School. Read More

Western Cape Education Minister Grant Appeals to Learners to Arrive at School on Time

7 March 2011

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant visited Maitland train station to monitor learners arriving late for school after hearing reports of latecoming in the area. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Monitor Latecoming at Maitland Train Station

6 March 2011

One of our main focuses is on the protection of teaching time.In order to encourage "time on task", the Minister has made several visits to schools to monitor latecoming. Read More

No Political Activities Allowed at Schools during School Time

6 March 2011

At the beginning of the year, I stated that a major focus of the WCED in 2011 is the protection of teaching time. Read More