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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

Western Cape Starts Enrolments for the 2013 School Year

29 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Today the Western Cape Government started the first phase of the early enrolment process for the 2013 school year. Read More

Western Cape Rewards the Province's Top Adult Learners

28 February 2012

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Western Cape Educators Shine at National Teaching Awards

23 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationI am extremely proud that three of our educators from the Western Cape received awards at last night's National Teaching Awards Ceremony. Read More

Minister Grant Reports on Replacement Plan Progress and Success

20 February 2012

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Literacy and Numeracy Awards Highlight Province's Top Achievers

14 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of Education Read More

WCED: Making Education Better Together

8 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationIn January, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) released its annual literacy and numeracy test results for Grade 3, 6 and 9. Read More

Supplementary Examinations for 2011/2012 to Begin Tomorrow

7 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationTomorrow, the 2011/2012 supplementary examinations will begin in the Western Cape. A total of 6 564 candidates registered for the examinations, which will end on 22 March 2012 with Mechanical... Read More

Western Cape is Prepared for the Upcoming School Governing Bodies Elections

6 February 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationStrong school governing bodies (SGBs) are one of the essential partners in our plan to improve education outcomes in the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Grant Kicks off the 2012 Educator Training Programme

29 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationOne of the major focus areas for the WCED this year is to improve the teaching skills of our educators by providing to them various training and development programmes throughout the year. Read More

Last-Minute Rush to Apply for the 2011/2012 Supplementary Examinations

22 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationTomorrow is the last day in which candidates who have qualified to write the 2011/2012 supplementary examinations can apply. Read More

Minister Grant Announces 2011 Literacy and Numeracy Results

19 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationIntroduction:Literacy and numeracy are the most important skills our children will develop in their school career. Read More

WCED Offers Free Tuition to Matric Supplementary Exam Candidates

18 January 2012

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First Day of School: Working "Better Together" to Ensure Our Learners Receive a Quality Education

10 January 2012

Media Statement by Donald Grant, Minister of EducationToday, around 940 000 learners will begin the 2012 school year.The WCED is expecting around 100 000 learners to enter Grade 1 this year and approximately 80 000 in Grade 8. Read More

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