News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2019/2020

27 March 2019

Introduction Madam Speaker, over the last five years it has been my privilege to work with this Cabinet and the Western Cape Education Department in improving education outcomes in this province. I am proud of what we have, together, achieved. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to present the 2019/20 Education Budget Speech

26 March 2019

Tomorrow, Wednesday 27th March 2019, at 12h00, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be delivering the 2019/20 Education Budget Vote speech in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. Read More

WCED Future Focused Education Conference

25 March 2019

Well, the day has finally arrived, and after many months of planning, it is my great privilege and pleasure to be the first human to officially open and welcome you to the historic first ever education conference hosted by the WCED. Read More

Media alert: Attendance at the WCED education conference

20 March 2019

The Western Cape Education Department invites media to attend their Education Conference at the CTICC on the 25th to 26th March 2019. Please let me know if you would like to attend the conference. Read More

Best teacher in the world to speak at WCED conference

19 March 2019

The Western Cape Education Department will be hosting a Conference at the CTICC on the 25th to 26th March 2019. Read More

School admissions for 2020 close today

15 March 2019

School admissions for 2020 close today, Friday 15 March 2019. Parents had a whole month in which to prioritise their children’s applications for 2020.  Read More

Replacement school for Winelands community is on its way

13 March 2019

Today, Minister Grant visited the site of the PC Petersen Primary School in Kylemore, which is a replacement school currently under construction. The state-of-the-art, R51 million school is in an advanced stage, with full completion  expected by... Read More

Media alert: MEC Schäfer to Launch Tolerance and Anti-Bullying Campaign

13 March 2019

Tomorrow, Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie will launch the Tolerance and Anti-Bullying Campaign at a Settlers High School in Bellville as part of the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Phone” anti-bullying campaign. Read More

Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by Uitzig SGB

6 March 2019

Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed – with costs - the appeal by Uitzig School Governing Body (SGB) against my 2017 decision to close this school. Read More

WCG publishes Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority

1 March 2019

On Monday 25th February 2019, the Western Cape Government gazetted the Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority (SEA) for public comment. The closing date for comment is 18 March 2019. Read More