News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

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

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