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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Grant Condemns Attack on Learners

4 August 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantI am disturbed and saddened by the senseless attack on learners at Livingstone High School and strongly condemn the actions of the perpetrators. Read More

Minister Grant Oversees a "Search and Seizure" at Hout Bay School

27 July 2011

This morning, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, visited Hout Bay Secondary to oversee a surprise "search and seizure" operation by SAPS. Read More

WCED Infrastructure Plan: Replacing Inappropriate School Structures

20 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantToday, I visited Oaklands High School in Lansdowne to inspect the building site of their new school. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Inspect a "Replacement School" Building Site

19 July 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Oaklands High School to inspect the building site of a new school building. Read More

Minister Grant Applauds a Significant Drop in School Burglary and Vandalism

18 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantYesterday, learners and educators returned to school for the start of the third term. Read More

Minister Grant: Smooth Start to Third School Term

17 July 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantToday marked the first day of the third term in the school calendar.Almost 1 million learners returned to school after an eventful winter vacation. Read More

WCED Will Continue to Implement the Criteria for the Selection of Examination Markers

13 July 2011

SADTU Western Cape's resolve to ensure that all educators do not participate in the NSC marking process and its call for all principals and deputy principals not to sign any job descriptions or performance contracts in the Western Cape reveals that... Read More

Teachers Flock to Literacy and Numeracy Holiday Workshops

11 July 2011

Media Statement by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education in the Western Cape Read More

Media Alert: Thousands of Educators Receive Literacy and Numeracy Training

10 July 2011

Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education in the Western Cape, will visit a Mathematics training session for Foundation Phase teachers at the College of Cape Town's Crawford Campus on Tuesday, 12 July, at 11:30. Read More

Minister Grant Pleased with the Turnout at Grade 12 Winter Schools

5 July 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThis morning, Premier Helen Zille and I made a surprise visit to schools in Khayelitsha to assess the WCED Grade 12 Winter School Programme. Read More

Media Alert: WCED to Launch the Encyclopedia Britannica Education Pilot Programme

30 June 2011

On Monday, 4 July 2011, Minister Donald Grant will be launching the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Encyclopedia Britannica Education Pilot Programme at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Open Reading Conference

28 June 2011

Hundreds of educators in the Western Cape are attending training programmes throughout the holiday period to improve their literacy and numeracy teaching skills. Read More

Annual National Assessments: Western Cape Leads the Pack

28 June 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Department Launches Safe Schools Youth Clubs

26 June 2011

On Monday, Minister Grant will be launching the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools youth cluster at Elsie's River High School. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Take Calls at the WCED Call Centre

22 June 2011

On Thursday, Minister Grant will be taking calls from members of the public in the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Call Centre as part of Public Service Week. Read More

Minister Grant Takes Calls from the Public at the Western Cape Education Call Centre

22 June 2011

One of the main objectives of the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) strategic plan is to improve the responsiveness and efficiency of the WCED. An important element of this is to be more responsive to the needs of the public and our clients. Read More

WCED Releases Winter School Holiday and Teacher Development Training Plan

20 June 2011

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationSchools in the Western Cape officially close for the mid-year holidays on Friday, 24 June 2011. Read More

Intended Closure of Salt River Moslem Primary School

14 June 2011

In May, the school governing body of Salt River Moslem Primary School received a letter from Minister Donald Grant informing them of his intention to close the school.The reasons behind the intended closure of the school are as follows: Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Address Youth Leadership Conference

14 June 2011

Tomorrow, Minister Grant will be attending and speaking at the Western Cape Education Department's (WCED) "Take the Lead" Youth Day conference at Welwitschia Primary School in Delft. Read More

Numerous Western Cape Schools Temporarily Closed Due to Severe Weather Conditions

8 June 2011

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald GrantRecent severe weather conditions across South Africa have led to the temporary closure of 41 of our province's schools. An additional 35 schools are also experiencing high levels of absenteeism. Read More

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