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Ministers Schäfer and Fritz visit Beaufort West to inspect route learners walk

27 February 2020

Today I visited Beaufort West to personally inspect the route that learners in the town walk to school in the absence of school transport. I was joined by the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, and district officials. Read More

2019 Language and Mathematics Awards to schools

26 February 2020

Last night, the WCED celebrated the achievements of our Province’s schools who produced excellent results and improvements in our Grade 3, 6 and 9 language and mathematics systemic tests in 2019. Read More

WCED warning to learners regarding discipline in schools

19 February 2020

Learner discipline in schools remains a big concern for the Western Cape Education Department. Physical or verbal abuse will simply not be tolerated and I have taken a strong stance on this. Read More

Technical challenges on admission site

18 February 2020

Yesterday, the online application process for 2021 school enrolment opened.   Parents have been encouraged to apply online using our application website: https://admissions.westerncape.gov.za Read More

Three Western Cape educators come out tops in National Awards

17 February 2020

Yesterday, three educators in the Western Cape won National Teaching Awards. We congratulate them for this excellent achievement! Read More

Applications for 2021 school admissions open tomorrow

16 February 2020

Enrolment applications to the Western Cape’s public schools for the 2021 school year open tomorrow. Read More

Preventing learners from attending school is not the answer

12 February 2020

The WCED has been alerted to a planned ‘shut down’ of Khayelitsha schools on Thursday and Friday this week by the Khayelitsha Education and Development Forum (KEF/KDF). Read More

Investigation into the Learner Transport Scheme (LTS) in Beaufort West finalised

7 February 2020

Every school day the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) transports over 61 000 learners on 567 LTS routes across the province. The LTS policy provides for the transportation of learners living more than 5km from their nearest school. The... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit De Rust Futura Academie

5 February 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 6 February 2020, at 10h00, the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will visit De Rust Futura Academie in Grabouw to inspect the school’s recently donated facilities and engage with school staff regarding their... Read More

Western Cape schools once again show increase in learner numbers

4 February 2020

I have received the results of the WCED’s SNAP survey, completed by schools and districts annually on the 10th day of the school year to assist the Department with the allocation of further resources for the year. Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority will begin its evaluations in February

2 February 2020

The Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) will begin its evaluations of schools on 10 February 2020. Read More