News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2018/2019

28 March 2018

Madam Speaker, before I present the 2018/2019 Budget for Education in the Western Cape, it is my privilege to welcome a number of special guests today, who I will be referring to during the course of my speech, where appropriate. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schafer to present the 2018/19 Education Budget Speech

27 March 2018

Tomorrow, Wednesday 28th March 2018, at 14h00, Minister Schäfer will be delivering the 2018/2019 Education Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

SGB Elections 2018: Minister Schafer highlights importance of handover process

26 March 2018

The South African Schools Act (SASA), 1996 (Act 84 of 1996) gives governing bodies considerable powers to govern schools as part of the key structures of our democracy. Read More

Construction on track for brand new water-wise R64 million HS in Kraaifontein

13 March 2018

Today, Minister Schäfer and Minister Grant visited the site for the new Kraaifontein High School. The brand new, state-of-the-art, R64 million school is making excellent progress during construction, as it approches full completion which is expected... Read More

Media Alert: MInisters Grant and Schäfer to visit site of new Kraaifontein HS

12 March 2018

Tomorrow, Tuesday 13th March 2018, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, and Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will be visiting the site of the brand new Kraaifontein High School in Blue Downs. Read More

Minister Schafer grateful for contribution to more inclusive history resources

9 March 2018

Yesterday, at Heathfield High School, I had the privilege of accepting a donation of over 400 books from author Dr Ruben Richards (PhD, UCT), a former student of Heathfield High School - matric class of 1977. Read More