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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape schools are now full

21 December 2022

Earlier this week Premier Alan Winde joined for a site visit to Rosendaal High School in Delft, where we are constructing a new Junior High School campus as part of our unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme, which aims to deliver... Read More

#ClassOf2022: Matric exams conclude successfully in the Western Cape

7 December 2022

This week, a very successful National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam session comes to a close in the Western Cape. Read More

Debate on Vote 5: Education Adjustment Budget

5 December 2022

Honourable Chairperson, Our budget is indeed a ‘Framework for Hope’: Hope for our parents, Hope for our teachers, And most crucially, hope for our children. Read More

Minister Maynier urges candidates to celebrate responsibly during matric rage

1 December 2022

Matric rage events will kick off in the Western Cape and other provinces this weekend, and we urge all of our candidates to celebrate safely and responsibly this year. Read More

We are building the equivalent of a new school every four days!

30 November 2022

Yesterday I visited Westridge Secondary School in Mitchell’s Plain and Hindle High School in Delft to view the additional Moladi classrooms being constructed for the 2023 school year. Read More

SANTACO taxi strike keeps over 128 000 children home from school

24 November 2022

While Western Cape matric candidates were all able to write their exams this week, the rest of our learners were severely affected by the SANTACO taxi strike held on 21 to 22 November 2022. Read More

WCED announces unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme

22 November 2022

Statement by Minister David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Education  Read More

Contingency measures in place to assist matrics during SANTACO strike

20 November 2022

We are deeply disappointed by SANTACO Western Cape’s decision to undertake strike action, as it will have a serious impact on our learners writing end-of-year exams, and our matric exams in particular. Read More

Western Cape public schools paid over R36 million in bank charges in 2021

17 November 2022

Western Cape public schools paid a total of over R36 million in bank charges last year, at an average of R23 572 per school. Read More

Schools can win R25 000 for library resources in the ‘Letter to my library’ comp

15 November 2022

Entries are now open for our annual school library competition, and six learners will win R25 000 in library resources for their school! Read More

Media alert: Applications now open for 2023 World’s Best School Prizes

11 November 2022

The applications for the 2023 World’s Best School Prizes are now open! Schools can visit for information on how to apply before 15 March 2023. Read More

#ClassOf2022: Crib notes and cell phones do not go unnoticed by our invigilators

10 November 2022

We are not yet halfway through the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, and we have already received 14 reports of candidates allegedly bringing cell phones or crib notes into their exam venues. Read More

Public sector strike should not affect Western Cape matric exams

9 November 2022

We can assure parents that we have taken every precaution to ensure that the matric exams will not be affected by the planned public sector union protest action on Thursday 10 November 2022 in the Western Cape. Read More

Update on intervention at Fish Hoek High School

8 November 2022

A diversity intervention, by an external service provider, took place at Fish Hoek High School on Monday 31 October 2022. What happened caused hurt and division, and the intervention was terminated the very next day, on Tuesday 1 November 2022. Read More

SADTU/Equal Education court action opposes access to quality education

2 November 2022

Today, SADTU/Equal Education will be in the Western Cape High Court to challenge the Western Cape’s collaboration schools model, which makes high quality no-fee education available to over 12 300 learners in poor communities. Read More

Minister Maynier’s message to matrics

30 October 2022

To the Class of 2022: We are so proud of you for overcoming the challenges of the past few years. Read More

Another delay in the construction of Manenberg School of Skills

28 October 2022

Last month, I announced that the construction mafia had interrupted work on the new Manenberg School of Skills, an R84 million project scheduled to take 87 weeks to complete. Read More

The Western Cape #ClassOf2022 in numbers

27 October 2022

A total of 73 846 candidates will write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams in the Western Cape this year. Of these, 62 361 are full-time candidates, and 11 485 are part-time candidates. Read More

#Classof2022: Cheating is not an option!

24 October 2022

Last week, I visited Vista Nova High School in Pinelands to wish matric candidates the very best for the exams, and witness the signing of their matric Commitment Agreements for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams. Read More

Congratulations to our National Teaching Award winners!

20 October 2022

The National Teaching Awards took place in Gauteng this morning, and I am so pleased to announce that six of our provincial nominees placed in the top three nationally, with FOUR having WON their categories! Read More