News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

2019 Admissions Update and learner growth in the Western Cape

26 April 2018

Earlier this year the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) introduced a new online function to assist parents with tracking applications for admission to public schools. Read More

Schools across the Western Cape will remain open on Wednesday 25th April 2018

24 April 2018

Schools across the Western Cape will remain open on Wednesday 25th April 2018 despite the planned strike action. The planned strike action is not a legitimate reason to close schools. Read More

Decrease in the number of schools targeted over the autumn holiday

12 April 2018

During the autumn 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

MEC Schäfer expresses shock and sadness following Middelpos PS shooting

11 April 2018

I wish to express my shock and sadness at the fatal shooting of a teacher from Middelpos Primary School in Saldanha Bay this morning (Wednesday 11th April 2018). Read More