News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Six New Schools to Open in 2013

6 December 2012

Tomorrow, thousands of learners across the Western Cape will be celebrating the end of the 2012 school year.We would like to wish them, and their educators, a very happy, safe and well-deserved holiday. Read More

Media Alert: Schools World Aids Day Event

30 November 2012

The Western Cape Education Department’s Metro North Education District will mark World Aids Day on Saturday, 1 December 2012, by hosting an HIV/Aids Life Skills Programme. Read More

Minister Grant Appeals to NSC Candidates to Celebrate Responsibly

26 November 2012

Although a number of examinations remain in the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC), the writing of today’s English paper will signify the end of the 2012 NSC for the majority of our candidates. Read More

Western Cape Government Health Helps You Understand Your Condition Better

23 November 2012

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, may be inherited, but many lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking, inappropriate diet, lack of exercise and heavy alcohol consumption are known to significantly increase risks. Read More

Media Alert: A Review on Progress Made in Achieving Education Strategic Objectives

21 November 2012

On Wednesday, 21 November, Minister Donald Grant and Head of the Provincial Education Department, Penny Vinjevold will be briefing media on the progress made i Read More

Three Years on: Meeting the Objectives in our Strategic Plan

21 November 2012

Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Western Cape Education Department Launches e-Recruitment System

20 November 2012

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has introduced a new online system that will make it much easier for teachers to apply for jobs in the province.The online application system was piloted in 2011 for the filling of promotion posts. Read More

Communicating Better: Over 1500 Tablets to be Delivered to School Principals

15 November 2012

Media Statement by Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald GrantI am delighted that today we are delivering the first of over 1 500 Computer tablets to school principals across the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Handover Tablet Computers to School Principals

14 November 2012

Tomorrow, 15 November, Minister Grant will be personally delivering the first of over 1 500 PC tablets for school principals to Mrs Booi at Phandulwazi HS in Phillipi. He is then proceeding onto two other schools, Oaklands Sec and Greenfield PS. Read More

Top Teachers in Western Cape Announced

12 November 2012

On Friday, 9 November 2012, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) announced the names of the top teachers in the province at a gala function held in Newlands. Read More

R30 Million Paid Out to Help Schools Struggling with the Cost of Fee Exemptions

12 November 2012

Every year thousands of parents at fee paying public schools who struggle to pay school fees, apply for fee exemptions. Read More

Top Teachers in Western Cape to be Announced Tonight

9 November 2012

Tonight the Western Cape Education Department will announce the names of the top teachers in the province at a gala function in Newlands.The department will honour 33 regional and provincial winners and will present awards in eight categories. Read More

The Western Cape Government’s Vision for ICT in Education

1 November 2012

Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Western Cape Education Department Plans Well in Advance for 2013 School Year

24 October 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education While the 2012 school year is still in full swing, the WCED has been working hard to ensure that it is prepared and ready for the 2013 school year. Read More

Planning for the 2013 School Year

23 October 2012

While the 2012 school year is still in full swing, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has been working hard to ensure that it is prepared and ready for the 2013 school year. Read More

Matric Exams: The Time for the Class of 2012 to Shine has Finally Come

22 October 2012

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald Grant Read More

Minister Grant to Announce Decision on the Possible Closure of Schools

16 October 2012

On Tuesday, 16 October 2012, Minister Donald Grant will be presenting a plan aimed at improving the lives of over 4 000 learners in this province. Read More

School Closures: Minister Grant Announces Plans to Improve Education Opportunities

16 October 2012

As the Western Cape Government, we want to improve the education opportunities of all our children. Read More

Minister Grant to Announce Plans to Improve Education Opportunities for Learners

15 October 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationAs the Western Cape Government, we want to improve the education opportunities of all of our children. Read More

Learners Begin Writing Annual Literacy and Numeracy Tests

11 October 2012

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