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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

Media alert: Learners to showcase their bricklaying and carpentry skills

28 September 2018

Tomorrow, the WCED will be hosting the 2018 Practical Skills Competition for Technical Skills. Read More

Learner violence against educators will not be tolerated

17 September 2018

In recent weeks there have been a number of incidents in some provinces of teachers being attacked physically by learners. Some of the reports and images have shocked the education community. We cannot live in a society where our teachers teach in... Read More

Over 8 000 learner places being blocked by parents

6 September 2018

The WCED has an admission system in place called the School Admissions Management Information (SAMI), that can determine whether learners have been captured twice or more on school admission lists. Read More

2018 NSC: 40 days to go - support for trial examinations and 2018 NSC

3 September 2018

Today, thousands of NSC candidates across the Western Cape will begin writing the 2018 NSC trial examinations. Read More

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

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

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

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

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