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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Addressing the Safety Needs of Our Schools, Educators and Learners

28 August 2012

One of the main objectives of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is to make the department a more caring and responsive organisation. Read More

More Funds for Some of the Province’s Poorer Schools

22 August 2012

On Thursday, 23 August, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, will hold a press conference on the equalisation of funding for no-fee schools in Quintiles 1 to 3.  Read More

Additional Funding for Public Schools Serving Poorer Communities

22 August 2012

I am pleased to announce that I have approved proposals made by the Western Cape Education Department that will result in additional funding for public schools serving poorer communities. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Engages Cosatu on Proposed School Closures

22 August 2012

Media Statement by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education The Western Cape Education Department had a fruitful and robust discussion with Cosatu today (Wednesday, 22 August 2012) on the proposed closure of schools. Read More

More Funds for Some of the Province's Poorer Schools

21 August 2012

On Thursday, 23 August, Western Cape Education Minister, Donald Grant, and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, will hold a press conference on the equalisation of funding for no-fee schools in Quintiles 1 to 3. Read More

Minister Grant to Visit Rheenendal Primary School

12 August 2012

Nearly a year ago, a horrific and tragic bus accident claimed the lives of 14 learners and a bus driver in Rheenendal. Read More

WCED Increases Educator Posts for 2013

7 August 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationThe statutory process pertaining to the basket of posts for 2011 has now been completed. Read More

Proposed School Closures: WCED Prepares Learner Placement Plans

6 August 2012

Media Statement by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education in the Western Cape The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is preparing detailed learner placement plans for learners affected by proposed school closures in the province. Read More

Proposed School Closures - Learner Placement Plans

5 August 2012

Penny Vinjevold, the Head of Education in the Western Cape, will brief the media on 7 August on the WCED's plans to place learners who could be affected by the department's proposed school closures. Read More