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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

National lockdown – Message from the Western Cape Education Department

25 March 2020

On Monday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020. Read More

School admissions for 2021 have closed

18 March 2020

The school admissions application window for the 2021 school year has now closed. We want to thank the thousands of parents who submitted their applications over the past month. Schools will now consider all applications submitted during the period... Read More

Western Cape last day of school is Wednesday 18 March

16 March 2020

Following the President’s announcement last night, I joined the other MECs for Education for an urgent Council of Education Ministers (CEM) teleconference with national Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, this morning, to discuss... Read More

WCED launches new reading strategy

15 March 2020

This weekend, the Western Cape Education Department launched the Western Cape Reading Strategy. Read More

Western Cape schools remain open, but good hygiene practices are very important

13 March 2020

Western Cape schools remain open, but good hygiene practices are very important People are understandably concerned about the coronavirus, now that the Western Cape has a confirmed case.  I would, however, urge people to remain calm. Read More

Covid-19 guidance for schools

13 March 2020

Today the WCED Head of Department has written to Western Cape principals providing guidance on schools’ responses to the coronavirus. Read More

Minister Schäfer upholds appeal of Beaufort West learner transport decision

11 March 2020

I have decided to uphold the appeal of a WCED decision to cancel the learner transport route in Beaufort West, and the transport route will be reinstated with immediate effect. Read More