News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Clarity on independent schools subsidy

21 August 2017

Earlier this month, the Chairperson of the Standing Committee released a press statement that indicated that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) provides subsidies to 101 independent schools. Read More

New “Year of the Teacher” category at this year’s Provincial Teaching Awards

21 August 2017

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has chosen 'The Year of the Teacher' as a key theme for 2017. We are using this time to listen, to reflect, to acknowledge and to celebrate our excellent teachers. Read More

Western Cape comes out tops for Reading and Maths in Southern and Eastern Africa

18 August 2017

The Western Cape has achieved the top scores in South Africa for reading and mathematics, according to the results of a new international study released this morning (18 August 2017). Read More

Western Cape learners rake in international awards - 29th IOI 2017

16 August 2017

For the second time this week, I have the pleasure of announcing that Western Cape learners have again brought home international awards, this time from the 29th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) in Tehran. Read More

Western Cape learners bring home awards in international mathematics olympiad

14 August 2017

It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the South African team that participated in the 58th International Mathematics Olympiad in Brazil from 12 to 23 July. All six members of the team attend schools in the Western Cape. Read More

Response to Grootkraal Judgment

3 August 2017

I have now had the opportunity to study the Grootkraal Judgment (24611/2011) and consult with my Legal Counsel. Read More

Tragic Accident involving National Education Standing Committee Members

2 August 2017

It with shock and sadness that I have heard that four Members of the National Assembly who were visiting schools in the Western Cape as part of their oversight role as the Education Portfolio Committee, were involved in a tragic car accident near... Read More