News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

MEC Schäfer pleased that incidents of burglary and vandalism have reduced

25 July 2017

At the start of every school term, one of my main concerns is that teachers and learners will arrive at a school that has been badly vandalised or burgled during the winter school holidays. Read More

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer showcase eLearning model school in Gugulethu

24 July 2017

Premier Helen Zille and Education Minister Debbie Schafer today visited Litha Primary School in Gugulethu to view the progress being made in the province's eLearning Game Changer. Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Premier Zille and Minister Schäfer to showcase an eLearning school

21 July 2017

On Monday, 24th July 2017, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Debbie Schafer will be visiting Litha Primary School in Gugulethu. Litha Primary is one of 16 eLearning "Model School's" in the Province - as part of the Western Cape Government's (WCG)... Read More

Over 10 000 learners attending WCED Winter Schools during the holiday period

6 July 2017

Every school holiday period, one of my biggest concerns is for those learners whose parents work full time and who are left unsupervised at home. Read More

WCED equips teachers to offer crucial technical skills education

5 July 2017

To improve our educators' teaching and leadership skills, the WCED is hosting a number of seminars, conferences and workshops this holiday period at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) and other venues. Read More

Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill

4 July 2017

I am pleased to announce that the Western Cape Cabinet has approved the submission of the Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill. The Bill will now proceed to the Legislature following Cabinet's approval last week.   Read More

MEDIA ALERT: Minister Schäfer to visit Technical Teacher Training Programme

4 July 2017

Tomorrow, 5th July 2017, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Bellville Technical High School where over 200 teachers are taking part in Grade 12 CAPS Technical teacher training. Read More

WCED opens state-of-the-art school library and information centre

3 July 2017

EDULIS, the Education Library and Information Service of the Western Cape Education Department, has moved into new, state-of-the-art premises in Kuils River. Read More