News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Reading Conference Attracts Hundreds of Educators

26 March 2012

In our strategic plan for education in 2009, we made the commitment to provide educators with opportunities for ongoing professional development and training. Read More

Minister Grant to Visit Holiday Teacher Training Programme

26 March 2012

On 27 March, Minister of Education, Donald Grant, will be visiting the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute where 500 Foundation Phase educators are receiving training in the teaching of language and reading skills. Read More

Minister Grant Condemns Further Disruption in Grabouw and Briefs Media on the Facts

18 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI condemn in the strongest possible terms this morning's violence and disorder in the demonstration in Grabouw organised by the Elgin Grabouw Civic Organisation (EGCO). Read More

WCED Makes the Decision to Temporarily Close Umyezo Wama Apile School

13 March 2012

Following the disruption of teaching and learning time and the intimidation of learners and educators at Umyezo Wama Apile Combined School by elements of the Grabouw community over the course of the last week, I have considered various means at my... Read More

Minister Grant Condemns the Disruption of Learning at Umyezo Wama Apile School

11 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationToday's disruption of teaching and learning and intimidation of learners and educators at Umyezo Wama Apile School is completely unacceptable and deplorable. Read More

Minister Grant Comments on the Protests in Grabouw

5 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am extremely disappointed and appalled by the actions of some of the community members taking part in protest actions in Grabouw. Read More

Educators Asked to Put Interests of Learners First Ahead of Tomorrow's Planned Protest

5 March 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Tomorrow, Cosatu will be leading a nation-wide protest against labour broking and e-tolling. Read More