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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

WCED Offers Literacy and Numeracy Skills Development to Educators

2 July 2013

Media Statement by the Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald Grant. This holiday, over 12 000 educators will be attending various educator training and development programme Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Teacher Training Session

1 July 2013

Tomorrow, 2 July, Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the Crawford Campus of the College of Cape Town to meet and greet educators that are currently participating in a training programme for language and mathematics. Read More

Fifty Schools to Receive Building Upgrades

6 June 2013

Media Statement by the Western Cape Minister of Education, Donald Grant on the upgrading of 50 schools through the school replacement programme. Read More

Launch of School Resource Officer (SRO) Pilot Project

31 May 2013

School Resource Officers receive certificates for completing the NASRO training course. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Certification Ceremony of Safety Resource Officers

31 May 2013

Minister Grant will present certificates to School Resource Officers for completing the USA-based training programme. Read More

Western Cape Exceeds 38 000 National Senior Certificate Passes

27 May 2013

Media Statement by the Minister of Education, Donald Grant on the supplementary examination results. Read More

WCED Begins Textbook Procurement Process for 2014

24 May 2013

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

Western Cape Welcomes Interim Report by SAHRC on Textbook Delivery

13 May 2013

The South African Human Rights Commission's interim report indicates that the Western Cape has delivered 100% of its textbook requirements to schools for the 2013 school year. Read More

Western Cape Government Further Expands Access to Meals at Schools

29 April 2013

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

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Join Learners for Breakfast

26 April 2013

Minister Grant will be joining Academia Primary School learners for breakfast, as part of the Western Cape's school feeding scheme. Read More

Only 3.2% of Western Cape Schools were Closed During SADTU Protests

25 April 2013

The WCEDs final report indicates that 8% (approximately 2 400) of our educators participated in protest action. 48 schools were closed across the province today. This represents 3.2% of the schools in the province. Read More

SADTU Industrial Action: Learners Must Ignore Call and Attend School

23 April 2013

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

Western Cape Reaches Goal of Universal Access to Grade R

10 April 2013

The Western Cape Education Department has already met its objective of universal access to Grade R by 2014. Read More

Decline in Incidents of Burglary and Vandalism Over the Autumn School Holidays

9 April 2013

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

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Present the 2013/2014 Education Budget Speech

27 March 2013

On Wednesday, 27 March, Minister Grant will be delivering the 2013/14 Education Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. The speech will outline the budget priorities and allocations in the Western Cape Education Department for... Read More

Plan to Address the Needs of Our Under-performing Schools

25 March 2013

In November 2009 this Government made a commitment to reduce the number of underperforming schools, which had progressively increased from 36 in 2006 to 85 in 2009.An underperforming school is a school that achieves less than 60% in the National... Read More

Applications for Enrolment at Schools in 2014 are Now Open

11 March 2013

While it may seem to some that the 2013 school year has only just begun, the Western Cape Education Department is already looking ahead to the start of the 2014 school year.Applications for enrolment at schools in 2014 are now open for parents and... Read More

Western Cape Educators Do the Province Proud at the National Teaching Awards

8 March 2013

I am extremely proud that four of our educators from the Western Cape received awards at last night’s National Teaching Award Ceremony in Johannesburg. Read More

School Dramatically Improves Language and Mathematics Results

19 February 2013

This evening, the Western Cape Education Department will be celebrating the top school achievers in the 2012 Western Cape School Awards for Language and Mathematics. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit and Congratulate Improved Litnum School

19 February 2013

On Tuesday, 19 February, Minister Grant will be visiting Nkazimlo PS in Khayelitsha.The school will be receiving an award at the WCED language and mathematics award ceremony which will be held tomorrow evening. Read More

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