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First Schools Evaluation Authority reports available on website

28 January 2021

The first reports regarding evaluations of schools undertaken by the Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) have been completed and are now available online. This is a significant milestone for the SEA, and for transparency and accountability in our... Read More

The WCED is surveying the PPE situation at all schools

28 January 2021

This morning, a newspaper headline read: “No more PPE for W Cape teachers”. It is most unfortunate that the headline is factually incorrect and creates an inaccurate perception. Here are the facts: Read More

Matrics in Antarctica: Minister Schäfer wishes matrics well

27 January 2021

Ayakha Melithafa, from the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) in Khayelitsha, is one of five matric students from the class of 2020 who will leave Cape Town today on an all-expenses-paid educational adventure in Antarctica with pioneering... Read More

Theft of National School Nutrition Programme food results in swift arrest

21 January 2021

This morning I was informed by a member of the public that canned pilchards specifically packaged for use in the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) were being sold in a shop in Retreat. Read More