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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Majority of Western Cape Candidates Sit Down to Write

23 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis morning, the majority of National Senior Certificate candidates sat down to write the first written paper of the 2011 NSC. Read More

Class of 2011: The Moment Has Arrived

12 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationTomorrow, thousands of Grade 12 learners will experience the last day of their school career before they begin writing their National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Thousands of Western Cape Learners Begin Numeracy and Literacy Tests

11 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am pleased to announce the successful start of the annual literacy and numeracy testing in the Western Cape. Read More

WCED Releases Guidelines on Search and Seizures for Schools

10 October 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationSafe and secure learning environments are essential if we are to ensure that quality education is being delivered. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit School on First Day of Literacy and Numeracy Testing

10 October 2011

On Wednesday, the first of the annual provincial literacy and numeracy testing will take place in schools across the Western Cape. Read More

World Teachers' Day: Minister Grant to Visit Holiday Teacher Training Centre

4 October 2011

Donald Grant, Western Cape Education Minister, will mark World Teachers' Day on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, by visiting teachers attending holiday training sessions organised by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Officially Open Klapmuts Primary School

25 September 2011

Replacing schools built with inappropriate materials is a major priority for this government. That is why, over the current MTEF, the WCED will be replacing 25 schools built with wood or chipboard with brick and mortar materials. Read More

WCED Prepared for a Fully Productive 2012 School Year

20 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe WCED recently released to schools a planning calendar for the 2012 school year in order to prepare teachers, principals and parents well in advance about education activities planned for 2012. Read More

NSC Exams 2011: Four Weeks to Go - WCED Prepared and Ready

18 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationIn just four weeks' time, the first of the 2011 National Senior Certificate examinations begins. Read More

Schools Gear Up for 2012 School Governing Body (SGB) Elections

18 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationSchool Governing Bodies (SGBs) are essential partners in the combined effort in delivering quality education to the children of this province. Read More

Minister Grant Announces Recommendations Following Bus Accident

12 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Celebrating International Literacy Day

7 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Eleven New Schools Set to Open in the Western Cape at Start of the 2012 School Year

6 September 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant and Minister Meyer to Celebrate International Literacy Day at Red Cross Children's Hospital

6 September 2011

Tomorrow, Minister for Education, Donald Grant, and Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sports, Ivan Meyer, will be celebrating International Literacy Day with children from Red Cross Children's Hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Another New School Opens in the Western Cape

25 August 2011

On Friday, Minister Donald Grant will be opening the new Westlake Primary School. There has been substantial growth in Westlake over the last decade and proposals for a new school in the area date back as far as 2002. Read More

Minister Grant: Effective Roll-Out of the Grade 12 Improvement Plan

23 August 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis afternoon I visited Scottsdene Secondary School in Kraaifontein to discuss the school's progress in improving their learner outcomes in the National Senior Certificate examinations. Read More

Update on the Rheenendal Bus Tragedy

23 August 2011

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has already begun a thorough investigation into the causes of the Rheenendal bus accident. Update: 14 learners and the bus driver confirmed dead. Read More

Minister Grant Reacts to Rheenendal Primary School Bus Accident - Ministers En Route to Accident Scene

23 August 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantI am deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic accident involving learners from Rheenendal Primary School this morning. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit Scottsdene Secondary School

21 August 2011

On Tuesday, Minister Grant will be visiting Scottsdene Secondary School in Kraaifontein to discuss the school's progress in improving its matric pass rate and numbers. Read More

School Enrolment 2012: Second Round of Applications Underway

9 August 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe second round of applications to enrol children in school for 2012 has begun. Read More

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