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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Disrupting schooling is harmful to learners

29 June 2020

In the past week we have seen the disruption of schooling by community members and civic organisations. It is clear that there is a lot of mobilisation among various organisations around the fact that schools are open, and in anticipation of more... Read More

Schools in Khayelitsha will be open tomorrow

28 June 2020

This evening I attended a meeting of the Khayelitsha Covid-19 Response Team by invitation of the co-chairpersons. The Response Team has been established specifically to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in the Khayelitsha. Both myself and Minister... Read More

Quality learning @home: WCED launches Virtual Library

23 June 2020

The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all further learning is based, and the ability to read for meaning and pleasure is without a doubt the most important skill that children can learn in primary school. Read More

Update on 2021 school admissions process

21 June 2020

Just over a month ago, the WCED announced revised dates for the 2020 school admissions process in the Western Cape. Read More

WCED offers new subsidy to support water sustainability

14 June 2020

The WCED is committed to environmental sustainability, and given the footprint of schools in the province, we are significant users of natural resources. Read More

Indemnity forms and management of Covid-19 cases in schools

12 June 2020

The first two weeks of school for Grade 7s and 12s in the Western Cape proceeded well overall. Read More