News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape Teacher, Wendy Horn

13 December 2017

A Cape Town teacher, Wendy Horn, Principal of Protea Heights Academy, a Maths and Science Focus School, is one of 50 finalists in the running for the Global Teacher of the Year Award 2017. Read More

Minister Schafer deeply saddened by tragic passing of Westerford High learner

10 December 2017

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Shannen Rustin, a Grade 11 learner from Westerford High School. My deepest condolences go to the Rustin family, friends and Westerford Community. Read More

WCED to interrogate disappointing PIRLS results

7 December 2017

The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) (2016) paints a shocking picture of the state of literacy in South African primary schools. While the study reveals that the Western Cape is well ahead of other provinces, we are... Read More

Schools save a whopping 7.6 million litres of water, thanks to smart water meter

5 December 2017

Yesterday I visited Hector Peterson Secondary School in Kraaifontein to observe highly effective, smart water metering in action. I am most impressed and very excited about the progress that the school has made since Bridgiot installed the... Read More

Practice of withholding report cards against the law and will not be tolerated

5 December 2017

Schools will issue report cards to learners across the province this week when the academic year ends for learners tomorrow, 6 December 2017. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Hector Peterson SS

3 December 2017

Tomorrow, Monday 4th December 2017, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Hector Peterson Secondary School in Kraaifontein to observe the revolutionary Smart Water Meter System, Dropula in action. Read More