News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Ministers Schäfer and Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly

27 November 2017

Tomorrow, Tuesday 28th November 2017, National Senior Certificate (NSC) Candidates will write their last examination, with 924 candidates writing Design and 126 candidates writing Agricultural Management Practices. Read More

Good news for matric candidates

27 November 2017

Matric candidates will be able to collect their National Senior Certificate results an hour earlier in the Western Cape on Friday, 5 January 2018. Candidates may collect their results at their schools from 11h00 instead of 12h00 noon as originally... Read More

WCED compensates 96.5% of fee paying schools for over 80 000 learners

23 November 2017

Tough economic times are leading to a growing number of parents who simply cannot afford to pay school fees. This puts a massive financial strain on fee-paying schools relying on the collection of fees to sustain their daily running costs. Read More

Collaboration Schools reflect commitment to building partnerships

15 November 2017

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education Minister, has submitted the following letter to the Cape Times, in reply to an article from Equal Education on Collaboration Schools, published by the newspaper on 9 November 2017. Read More

WCED joins Shoprite/ Cape Talk Challenge

15 November 2017

Following the success of the Bridgiot digital water metering system in reducing water consumption at Hector Peterson High School in Wallacedene, we are pleased to announce that we plan to expand the number of schools receiving the digital water... Read More

Minister Schäfer on the BELA Bill - don't fix what isn't broken

14 November 2017

The stated intention in the Memorandum on the Objects of the The Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill ("the BELA Bill") is to ensure that "systems of learning and excellence are put in place in a manner which respects, protects, promotes and fulfils... Read More

Minister Schafer pleased with progress as NSC candidates reach the halfway mark

7 November 2017

NSC Candidates have now entered the fourth week of the exams, with 14 644 writing Physical Sciences Paper 2 (Chemistry) yesterday (Monday, 6 November). Today 10 697 candidates will write Economics Paper 2, with 99 candidates writing Sesotho Home... Read More

Western Cape Top Teachers Awards - 3rd November 2017

5 November 2017

It gives me great pleasure to join you all once again this evening, at the 18th Annual Provincial Teaching Awards Ceremony, to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our educators in the Province. Read More