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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Matric update and appeal to part-time learners

25 October 2018

Today, National Senior Certificate candidates will be writing Tourism and Information Technology. Tomorrow, they will be writing Mathematics, Mathematics Literacy and Technical Mathematics and Religion Studies. We wish all our candidates the best... Read More

Minister Schafer wishes learners in the WC good luck for the upcoming NSC exams

22 October 2018

For the majority of our NSC candidates, Tuesday marks the start of the 2018 NSC examination period with many candidates across the Western Cape writing their first NSC examination - English Home Language, English First Additional Language and... Read More

Schools to close on 12 December 2018

22 October 2018

The WCED would like to clarify some of the confusion around the closure dates for the 2018 school year. Schools in this Province, as well as all other Provinces, will officially close on the 12th of December 2018. Read More

WCED HOD : We must together tackle substance abuse in our schools

19 October 2018

Today I received yet another video of learners smoking dagga within school premises. This is becoming a common sight within our schools and cannot be acceptable. We must tackle this head on and I request every school to ensure that they follow the... Read More

Correction: Sinako High School learner in critical condition

18 October 2018

Yesterday the WCED and the Sinako HS were informed by the South African Police Service that a Grade 8 learner had succumbed to his wounds, following an altercation with a Grade 11 learner at the school on Tuesday. Read More

Cape Argus continues to mislead its readers unabated

18 October 2018

The Cape Argus continues to mislead its readers unabated, with yet another distorted report published today on the draft Western Cape Provincial School Amendment Bill. Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Grant appeal to metrorail and taxi associations

16 October 2018

Yesterday, thousands of matric candidates across the province began writing the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations. Many of these candidates rely solely on public transport to make it to their examination venue each day. Read More

Grade 12 learners begin writing 2018 NSC Examinations with CAT and IT

12 October 2018

On Monday 15th October 2018, 8 278 candidates will begin writing the 2018 NSC, starting with Computer Applications Technology (CAT). Of these 8 072 are full time candidates and 206 are part time candidates. Read More

MEC Schäfer cautions Gr 12 learners against cheating in the upcoming NSC exams

11 October 2018

On the 22nd October 2018, thousands of candidates will begin writing the 2018 NSC examinations. Read More

Media alert: MEC Debbie Schäfer to witness NSC pledge signing

10 October 2018

Tomorrow, Thursday 11th October 2018, MEC Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Fisantekraal High School to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and to witness the signing of a commitment... Read More

MEC Schafer extends condolences to the late MEC Mandla Makupula's family

8 October 2018

It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of my colleague in the Eastern Cape, MEC Mandla Makupula. In the time that I knew him, he was always cheerful, despite health challenges. Read More

Fourth and Final Term of 2018 set to be a busy and important one

8 October 2018

Tomorrow more than a million learners in the Western Cape will return to school for the fourth and final term of the 2018 academic year. Read More

WCED Announces a plan to address teacher stress and safety challenges

5 October 2018

Today I join my colleagues in the WCED in celebrating our teachers who make a difference every day in the life of a child. The WCED is pleased to mark this day, as we celebrate the important contribution that teachers make in providing quality... Read More

Career Awareness Week: 15-19 Oct 2018: Preparing learners for the world of work

4 October 2018

The subject decisions that young people make at school have a big impact on their lives - affecting both their further education, training and employment opportunities. Choosing a career is incredibly important, and it requires matching interests... Read More