News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Six Cape Town learners to attend 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)

29 June 2018

The South African team attending the 59th International Mathematics Olympiad are all from Cape Town schools. For the past four years, five out of the six members of the national team have been from the Western Cape. Read More

Grade 12 learners attend Winter Schools across the Western Cape

28 June 2018

With 116 days to go to the start of the 2018 NSC examinations, the next five months are a very important time in a learner's school career. Read More

MEC Schafer responds to the ANC's false claims on Amendment Bill

28 June 2018

I have taken note of the opportunism and hypocrisy of the ANC, via a statement by Faiez Jacobs on a proposed provision within the Western Cape Provincial Schools Education Amendment Bill. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Grade 12 Winter School Programme

27 June 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 28th June 2018, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit the Grade 12 Winter Schools Holiday Programme at Uxolo, Sizimesele and Harry Gwala High Schools in Khayelitsha. Read More

WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators

22 June 2018

Today brings to a close the second school term of the 2018 academic year and the start of the winter school holidays. Following a busy examination period, this is a much needed break for many learners and educators across the province. Read More

Three teachers hijacked at gunpoint on school premises - ACJ Phakade Primary

18 June 2018

On Monday morning, three teachers from ACJ Phakade Primary School in Nomzamo were hijacked at gunpoint as they arrived at school. Read More

MEC Schafer at the Policy debate on Budget Vote No 14 – Basic Education

14 June 2018

"Chairperson, Minister Motshekga announced in her speech in the National Assembly last month, the measures that her Department is taking to improve quality and efficiency in education throughout the country, with a renewed emphasis on curriculum... Read More

Minister Schafer announces R10 000 reward for information following armed attack

5 June 2018

In the last three weeks there have been 4 separate armed attacks on our schools. The armed robberies were timed to take place just after the school day had ended, with learners and educators still participating in after-school activities and... Read More