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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Interests of children last on the list of priorities in capitulation to unions

24 July 2020

It is with deep disappointment that we note the decision of the national Cabinet to once again close schools for a whole month.  Read More

Covid-19 in schools – the facts

21 July 2020

There has been a great deal of interest recently in comments made by Dr Michael Ryan of the World Health Organisation regarding schools and Covid-19, which have been used to motivate for the closure of schools in South Africa. Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority to assess school responses to Covid-19

15 July 2020

Earlier this year, I announced that the Chief Evaluator of the Western Cape’s Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA), Ms Karen Bydell, had appointed two lead evaluators and two evaluators so that they could begin their work in our schools. Read More

Misleading information spread by ANC and aligned organisations

6 July 2020

I have noted the statement issued by the ANC and aligned organisations referring to the return to school of more grades in the Western Cape from tomorrow. Read More

Grades R, 6 and 11 will return to class on Monday 6 July 2020

2 July 2020

We have noted the statement by the national minister regarding today’s discussions in the Council of Education Ministers. Read More

WCED offers temporary Classroom Assistant posts during the national disaster

1 July 2020

The WCED is asking candidates who wish to be considered as temporary classroom assistants during the national state of disaster to register their profiles on our online system as part of our Classroom Assistant initiative. Read More