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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Electricity Cuts affecting NSC exams

16 October 2019

Despite various contingency measures being put in place, and assurances from ESKOM as recently as yesterday, we were unfortunately informed at the last minute that loadshedding was to take place across the country. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit NSC examination vault

15 October 2019

Tomorrow, Minister Schafer will be visiting the WCED NSC examination vault where thousands of examination scripts are kept under lock and key ahead of the 2019 NSC examinations. Read More

Ministers Schäfer and Madikizela appeal to rail and taxi associations

15 October 2019

On Wednesday, the 23rd of October, the National Senior Certificate examinations begin. At times, there will be over 62 000 full and part-time candidates making their way to their examination venues across the Province. What is important is that... Read More

Minister warns learners of the risks of cheating in the NSC

10 October 2019

On the 23rd of October 2018, thousands of candidates will begin writing the 2019 NSC examinations. This year 53 395 full time candidates and 9 075 part-time candidates have registered for the examinations. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to witness NSC pledge signing

9 October 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday, 10 October 2019, Provincial Education Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Trafalgar High School to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and to witness the signing... Read More

Celebrating exceptional achievement in the Western Cape

3 October 2019

It has been a busy time these past two weeks, with learners competing in various events across the country. Read More

New Chief Evaluator for the School Evaluations Authority appointed

30 September 2019

Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Chief Evaluator for the School Evaluations Authority (SEA) – Ms Karen Bydell. Read More

4 weeks to go to start of NSC exams - Support for NSC Candidates

25 September 2019

The matric class of 2019 is entering one of the most challenging and arguably most important times of their lives – the build up to their final school examinations.  Read More

Speech delivered on by Minister Schafer at the new Botha’s Halte Primary School

20 September 2019

“It gives me great pleasure to be with you today on this important occasion to celebrate with you the official inauguration of this beautiful state-of-the-art, world-class school facility for primary school learners. Read More

Schools operating as per normal tomorrow

5 September 2019

The WCED has become aware of a post on doing the rounds on social media today regarding a “shutdown” of schools tomorrow, Friday 6 September 2019. (Attached image) It states “Everything must shut down, Tools down. Roads closed. Schools closed.” Read More

Drawing inspiration from Global Teacher Prize Winner Peter Tabichi

4 September 2019

This morning, Global Teacher Prize winner of 2019, Peter Tabichi visited the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, where he met members of the Provincial Cabinet. Read More

Learners lead the way in water savings

3 September 2019

Joint statement from the Premier’s office and the Education Ministry   Read More

Media alert: Media opportunity to engage with Peter Tabichi

2 September 2019

This week, Peter Tabichi, Global Teacher Prize winner of 2019, will be visiting Cape Town to attend a number of events around the City. Read More

Malibu High School hair allegations

30 August 2019

I have taken note of the comments regarding the allegations of derogatory comments made to girls regarding their hair at Malibu High School. Read More

Minister Schafer calls for nominations for Teaching Awards – deadline 23 August

12 August 2019

The Annual Teaching Awards recognize excellence and professionalism and provide the education fraternity with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of outstanding teachers. Read More

Media alert: Premier Winde and Minister Schäfer to attend SWM Challenge Awards

7 August 2019

On Thursday 8th August 2019, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Debbie Schäfer will be in attendance at Nooitgedacht Primary School in Bishop Lavis for the Smart Water Meter Challenge Awards. Read More

SC and NSC Results to be released on 2 August 2019

31 July 2019

On Friday, 2 August 2019, the 2019 May/June Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate results will be released. Over 32 000 candidates registered for these examinations. Read More

Our schools should be places where we “Enter to learn”

16 July 2019

Last week I requested that the Department provide me with the statistics relating to burglary and vandalism incidents during the past June/July holiday.  The response was disappointing.  Read More

Back to school - Minister Schafer concerned that over unconfirmed applications

8 July 2019

Tomorrow more than a million learners in the Western Cape will return to school after the winter holidays. The third term of the academic year is one of the most important terms for our learners, educators and officials as it is one when important... Read More

NSC/SC June 2019 examinations – Afrikaans HL and FAL P3 rewrite on 11 July 2019

5 July 2019

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) amended the National Senior Certificate (NSC)/Senior Certificate (SC) June 2019 examinations timetable to accommodate officials and candidates travelling during the election period. Read More