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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Another learner abduction reported, in the Southern Suburbs

28 August 2018

Earlier this month, we received reports of 2 kidnappings in the Zonneblom area and one attempted abduction in Rylands. Read More

MEC Schäfer donates a year’s worth of stationery to One Plek Shelter for Girls

27 August 2018

This afternoon I visited Ons Plek Shelter for Girls to donate one year's worth of stationery to assist the learners' with their education. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schäfer to handover stationery to Ons Plek Girls Shelter

24 August 2018

On Monday 27th August 2018, Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer will handover stationery to Ons Plek Girls Shelter. As part of Women's month celebrations, MEC Schafer has donated one year's worth of stationery to assist the girls with their... Read More

1 policeman to 521 residents in Khayelitsha

21 August 2018

Nine Khayelitsha schools were shut down yesterday by illegal protest action - co-ordinated by SANCO and COSAS in the main. This affected almost 9 000 learners. Read More

Raise your voice - not your phone

16 August 2018

This morning I visited Beacon Hill Secondary School to launch a campaign to address the effects of bullying in schools. We chose Beacon Hill Secondary for this event, as it recently experienced its own incident of bullying - both in school and on... Read More

MEC Schäfer concerned regarding reports of learner abductions in the Zonnebloem

15 August 2018

I have received reports from our District Officials that two separate incidents of abductions have reportedly taken place in the Zonnebloem area over the past two weeks. Learners are reportedly being targeted while travelling to and from school. Read More

Award-winning female architect takes ministers on tour of new pre-primary school

15 August 2018

Today, we visited the new R10.2 million Barkly House Pre-Primary School in Newlands. Read More

Media alert: WCED and other celebrities to launch anti-bullying campaign

15 August 2018

Tomorrow, Provincial Education Minister, Debbie Schafer, Season 13 Idols South Africa winner, Paxton Fielies, and radio DJ and TV presenter, Carl Waistie will be launching an anti-bullying campaign in Mitchells Plain. Read More

Media alert: #Womensmonth Ministers Schäfer & Grant to visit pre school project

14 August 2018

Tomorrow, Wednesday 15 August 2018, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, and Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will be visiting Molteno Pre-Primary School in Newlands which is a project executed by the Department of Transport... Read More

School nutrition plays an important role in improving education outcomes

2 August 2018

Poverty and under-nutrition affect large percentages of our population. As a result, many learners arrive at school hungry. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schafer to plant fruit trees at Luleka Primary

1 August 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 2nd August 2018, MEC Schafer will be planting fruit trees at Luleka Primary School to supplement the food produced for the feeding scheme. Read More