News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

World body elects Cape Town principal as leader

29 September 2017

We are proud to announce that Alta van Heerden, Principal of Sunlands Primary in Kenwyn, Cape Town, has been elected President-Elect of the International Confederation of Principals (ICP). Read More

Bullying tactics develop with modern technology

27 September 2017

The recent reports of bullying both in the Western Cape and across the country are very disturbing. Read More

Minister Schafer concerned as 66.7% of learners tested for drugs were positive

21 September 2017

Recent statistics show the extent of substance abuse by our youth in some of our communities. Particularly concerning is that this problem extends not only to high school learners, but primary school learners too. Read More

Ministers strongly condemn arson attack on Thembalethu school construction site

15 September 2017

The Departments of Education (WCED) and Transport and Public (DTPW) strongly condemn the arson attacks on the construction site of the Thembalethu Secondary School in George. Read More

40 days to the 2017 NSC: WCED support for Candidates

12 September 2017

The matric class of 2017 is entering arguably one of the most challenging and stressful time of their lives so far - the build up to their final examinations. To the 2017 NSC Candidates, your success will depend on what you put into your studies. Read More

Fire at Northway Primary School destroys two classrooms and part of the school h

11 September 2017

On Monday (11th September 2017) at around 1am, a fire at Northway Primary School in Ravensmead destroyed two classrooms and the school hall. The cause of the fire is not yet known, but fire authorities are investigating. Read More