News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Schäfer Closes off Her First School Year

10 December 2014

Minister Schäfer reflects on the progress made in Education in the past six months. Read More

School Closure Judgement Welcomed by Minister Schäfer

9 December 2014

The Supreme Court of Appeal today handed down the judgement regarding the closure of 17 schools in the province. Read More

Minister Schäfer to Visit Main Matric Exams Marking Centre

5 December 2014

Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education​ Read More

Withholding School Report Cards Will Not be Tolerated

3 December 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of EducationIn the coming days, schools will begin to issue to learners their end of year report cards.   Read More

Media Alert: Developers Invited to Register with the New WCED e-Catalogue System

27 November 2014

Today, developers will have the opportunity to change the face of education in the Western Cape as they register for the new WCED e-Catalogue System. Read More

Western Cape Gets Ready for e-Learning in Schools

27 November 2014

With the rollout of broadband at schools, next year learners will have increased access to the e-learning.  Read More

Ministers Appeal to Grade 12 Learners to Celebrate Responsibly

25 November 2014

Joint Statement by Western Cape Minister of Education Debbie Shafer and Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant Read More

Minister Schäfer Encourages Learners to Stay Focused

11 November 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education Today marks the midway point for our Grade 12 learners who are writing the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. Read More

Minister Schäfer to Visit School to Mark Midway Point for the 2014 NSC Exams

10 November 2014

Tomorrow, 11 November 2014, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit Elsies River Secondary School to mark the midway point for the NSC examinations.Candidates across the Western Cape will be writing Economics Paper 2 tomorrow. Read More

Minister to Announce Province’s Top Teachers at Provincial Teaching Awards

7 November 2014

Tonight, 7 November 2014, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be announcing the top teachers of the Western Cape at the 15 annual Western Cape Provincial Teaching Awards at Mutual Park, Pinelands. Read More

Minister Schäfer Opposed to Current Proposal of a Single Subject Textbook

5 November 2014

Statement by Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Minister of Education Read More

Minister Schäfer Discourages Irresponsible Behaviour over Guy Fawkes

3 November 2014

Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of EducationIt has been brought to my attention that each year there is increased absenteeism in our schools in certain Cape metropole areas around Guy Fawkes day on 5 November.   Read More

Minister Schäfer Appeals to Grade 12s to be Mindful of Load Shedding

2 November 2014

Statement by Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Minister of Education​It has been brought to our attention that Eskom has Stage 2 load shedding planned for today and the upcoming week. Read More

Minister Schäfer to Launch New Tool that Maps NGO Work in Western Cape Schools

29 October 2014

Tomorrow, Thursday 30 October 2014, Minister Debbie Schäfer will launch an exciting new system that has been developed to streamline the work that NGO’s are doing in our schools across the Western Cape. Read More

Minister Schäfer Visits Grade 12 Learners at Belgravia High School during Exams

27 October 2014

Majority of candidates across the Western Cape wrote their first 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination today. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Debbie Schäfer to Visit School on First Day of Exams

27 October 2014

Minister Debbie Schäfer to visit Belgravia High School as the National Senior Certificate exam kicks off. Read More

Call for Public Transport Providers to Assist Learners During Exams

27 October 2014

Minister Debbie Schäfer and Minister Grant appeal to Metrorail and taxi associations to assist with learners transport ahead of the 2014 NSC examinations. Read More

Minister Debbie Schäfer to Visit School on First Day of Exams

24 October 2014

On Monday 27  October 2014, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit Belgravia High School as the majority of candidates across the Western Cape write their first 2014 NSC exam. Read More

Grade 12 Learners Begin to Write the 2014 National Senior Certificate Exams

19 October 2014

Thousands of learners start writing their National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams today. Read More