News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators

29 June 2017

Following a busy examination period, the upcoming winter holiday is also a much needed break for many learners and teachers. Many of our schools will however be buzzing with activities over the holiday period. Read More

Parents of Oranjekloof Primary School unanimously support continuation of CSP

27 June 2017

After a rocky start amid a lot of suspicion and misconceptions spread by parties opposed to our new Collaboration Schools Pilot Project, on 14 June 2017, a year after the beginning of this project at Oranjekloof Primary School, the parents have... Read More

Estimated costs of damage to schools reaches R124 million

19 June 2017

The storm that hit the Western Cape on Wednesday, 7 June, damaged 170 schools, according to the latest report compiled by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). In addition, two were damaged by the inferno that engulfed the Southern Cape. Read More

Mother of all Cape Storms Damages 135 schools across the Western Cape

9 June 2017

Learners and educators returned to school on Thursday (8th June 2017) after schools were closed on Wednesday as a result of severe weather that hit the Cape for a period of almost 36 hours. Read More

Schools to reopen after devastating storm

7 June 2017

Schools across the Western Cape will reopen tomorrow (Thursday, 8 June), following the severe storm that struck the province on Tuesday night. Read More

WCED HOD closes Western Cape schools ahead of severe weather warning

6 June 2017

After extensive consultation with all roleplayers and at the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Management and SA Weather Service, I have taken the unprecedented decision in the interest of learner and educator safety to close schools in... Read More

Minister Schafer appeals to schools to complete textbook orders on time for 2018

5 June 2017

Principals have one week left to ensure that they have ordered sufficient textbooks for the 2018 academic year. The Western Cape Education Department opened the online ordering system for textbook procurement for the 2018 school year on the 29th May... Read More

Minister Schafer calls on Minister of Police to fulfil 2015 promise of gang unit

1 June 2017

In 2015, Minister Nathi Nhleko made a public commitment to bring back the specialized gang units within the South African Police Service (SAPS). Read More