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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

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

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

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