News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

MEC Schafer calls on communities to help protect schools

22 January 2018

During the December 2017 school holiday period, the WCED's Safe Schools directorate increased security at identified high risk schools and deployed additional security to these schools. Read More

2018 school year off to a smooth start in the Western Cape

17 January 2018

Today was an exciting day for many learners and parents. More than one million flocked to schools today - many for the first time - as the 2018 school year began in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Levana primary school, Lavender Hill

15 January 2018

On Wednesday 17th January 2018, more than a million learners are expected to arrive at schools across the Western Cape to begin the 2018 school year. Read More

Western Cape 2017 National Senior Certificate Awards

11 January 2018

Premier Helen Zille DG of the Western Cape Government, Brent Gerber Superintendent-General Brian Schreuder Chair of the Western Cape Education Standing Committee, Basil Kivedo, and other members All Officials of the WCED Read More

WCED implements learner placement plan for 2018

9 January 2018

Officials of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are working closely with schools to accommodate thousands of learners still looking for places in schools in the province. Read More

Deadline for applications is Friday, 19th January 2018

8 January 2018

While many candidates are celebrating their success in the 2017 National Senior Certificate examinations, there are candidates who did not receive the results that they had hoped to achieve.   Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2017 awards ceremony

8 January 2018

On Thursday 11th January 2018, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape and Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2017 Awards Ceremony at the Premier's Residence. Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates successful learners in the Western Cape

5 January 2018

On the release of the 2017 National Senior Certificate (NSC), I would like to congratulate the 82.8% of learners in the Western Cape who passed the 2017 NSC examination. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2017 awards ceremony

4 January 2018

On Thursday 11th January 2018, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape and Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2017 Awards Ceremony at the Premier's Residence. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Westerford high school

4 January 2018

On Friday 5th January 2018, thousands of NSC candidates in the Western Cape will receive their individual National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. Read More

Western Cape focussing on quality matric passes

4 January 2018

Today, 4 January 2018, Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education is scheduled to announce the National Senior Certificate results for the country. It has been a long anxious wait for the NSC candidates who wrote in the Western Cape, as well... Read More