News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape Opens Orders for Primary School Textbooks

31 July 2012

In order to ensure that textbooks are delivered to schools in time for the start of the 2013 school year, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has already begun the process of ordering textbooks for schools. Read More

Minister Grant Announces NSC Award Criteria for 2012

30 July 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

Minister Grant to Congratulate the Stellenberg Girls Choir

29 July 2012

Today, 30 July 2012, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, will be visiting Stellenberg Girls High School to congratulate them on their recent success at the 2012 World Choir Games. Read More

The Difference between Fact and Fiction: School Closures

25 July 2012

It is no surprise that the ANC has demonstrated its inability to understand issues of education management and provision. They have once again reduced these issues to crude race and party politics. Read More

Minister Grant to Attend the Launch of New ICT Resource Centre for Educators

23 July 2012

Tomorrow, 25 July, Minister of Education, Donald Grant, will be visiting Worcester for the launch of the new Information Communication Technology (ICT) Resource Centre for mobile education. Read More

Minister Grant Calls on Public to Participate in School Closure Process

16 July 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe aim of the school closures is to improve opportunities for learners by placing them in schools that are better equipped to provide quality education. Read More

Minister Grant to Update the Media on School Closure Process

16 July 2012

On 17 July, after considering all representations made by the School Governing Bodies, Minister Donald Grant will be providing more detail on the participation process that will commence shortly on the matter of school closures. Read More

Misleading Information Regarding the Delivery of Textbooks in the Western Cape Explained

15 July 2012

The Western Cape ANC has once again misled the public in their attempt to discredit the Western Cape Government. Read More

New Mobile School in Grabouw Ready for Start of Third School Term

14 July 2012

This morning, Provincial Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Provincial Transport and Public Works Minister, Robin Carlisle, visited Grabouw to inspect the new mobile school site ahead of the first day of the third school term on Monday, 16 July. Read More

Educational Programmes Aimed at Improving Matric Performance

11 July 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThere are only 101 days to go before the start of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC). Read More

Minister Grant to Visit "Winter School" for Grade 12s

10 July 2012

Tomorrow, 12 July 2012, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Mfuleni Secondary in Kuilsrivier where Grade 12 learners are participating in a "Winter School" in preparation for the 2012 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

Approximately 10 500 Educators, Principals and Deputy Principals Receive CAPS Training

9 July 2012

Media Statement by Minister of Education, Donald Grant Introducing changes to the curriculum is not an event, but a process. Included in that process is the training of educators. Read More

Minister Grant to Visit CAPS Training Session

8 July 2012

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting Gardens Commercial High school where educators from approximately 30 schools are receiving Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) training. Read More

Textbooks and Workbooks Provided to Kraaifontein Schools

8 July 2012

Media Statement by WCED Spokesperson, Paddy Attwell The schools visited by the ANC and SADTU yesterday include: Read More

Minister Grant Comments on Missing School Textbooks

4 July 2012

Media Statement by Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald GrantThe Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) has once again misled the media and the general public. Read More