News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Media alert: Western Cape schools to celebrate World HIV/Aids Day

30 November 2018

Tomorrow morning, the WCED will be hosting a World  HIV/AIDS day at Garlandale Secondary School in Athlone. Please see attached programme for the event. All eight Education Districts will be participating. The key theme for the days' events is "... Read More

Minister Schäfer and Minister Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly

26 November 2018

Today, the majority of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Candidates will write their last examination - English Home Language and English First Additional Language, Paper 3. Read More

NSC 2018 - Results Release

20 November 2018

The much anticipated Provincial and National results of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) are expected to be announced by Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday 3rd January 2019. Read More

WCED compensates 97% of fee paying schools

19 November 2018

Tough economic times are leading to a growing number of parents who simply cannot afford to pay school fees. This puts a massive financial strain on fee-paying schools relying on the collection of fees to sustain their daily running costs. Read More

Education Amendment Bill: The biggest Public Education Reform package since 1994

15 November 2018

It is a trite but vital statement that a child only has one opportunity to be in school. It is therefore crucial to ensure that every child has the best possible education that we can give them, or they miss out on it for life. Read More

Press statement regarding stolen matric biology papers is a fake

12 November 2018

We have taken note of the fake press statement that appears to be doing its rounds on social media and in whatsapp groups. Read More

A victory for Uitzig HS learners - WC High Court rules in favour of MEC

5 November 2018

Last week, the Western Cape High Court ruled that the application brought by the SGB of the school challenging my decision to close Uitzig High School, be dismissed with costs. Read More

Response to ANC statement on Rustenberg Girls Junior School

4 November 2018

I note the statement by Western Cape ANC education spokesperson, Theo Olivier, regarding the Rustenburg Junior school incident. Read More

WCED announces top teachers and principals

4 November 2018

On Friday, the WCED hosted the 2019 Provincial Teaching Awards. Read More

Two Bloemhof Girls HS learners take top two places in the 2018 SADC Essay

1 November 2018

It gives me great pleasure to congratulate two Western Cape learners, both from Bloemhof Girls High School in Stellenbosch, for being placed in first and second place nationally in the 16th Annual 2018 South African Development Community (SADC)... Read More

Collaboration on school safety yields jail sentence for school vandals

1 November 2018

I am delighted to announce that, after a long period of discussions between the WCED, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, the SAPS and NPA, we have agreed on the format of a Victim Impact Statement to be used in crimes of vandalism... Read More