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Xia du Toit is our 2021 Story Stars winner!

31 January 2022

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream to write, narrate and star in an animated film? Well, that is what has happened to Xia du Toit, our 2021 Story Stars winner! Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to announce the 2021 Story Star winner

28 January 2022

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream Read More

SIU finding against WCED referred for recommendations on further action

27 January 2022

I have noted the claims by various politicians regarding the finding against the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2021 Awards Ceremony

26 January 2022

On Thursday 3 February 2022, Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education will host the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2021 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

Western Cape schools continue to be targeted by criminals

26 January 2022

41 incidents of burglary and vandalism (affecting 34 schools) have been reported by our schools as having taken place over the December 2021/January 2022 school holidays. The majority of the incidents were minor in nature, with just 2 major... Read More

Western Cape school and district results deliver more good news!

21 January 2022

This morning I visited Scottsville Secondary School to celebrate the release of the individual 2021 National Senior Certificate results to learners. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2021 results

20 January 2022

The results of the 2021 National Senior Certificate exams will be announced this week. Thursday, 20 January 2022 – national results announcement Read More

Western Cape matric class of 2021 – Our superstars

20 January 2022

I am absolutely delighted with the results of the Matric Class of 2021 in the Western Cape. Our provincial pass rate was announced by Minister Angie Motshekga this evening as 81.2% - an increase of 1.3 percentage points from last year. Read More

Minister Schäfer visits Perivale PS to celebrate start of 2022 school year

19 January 2022

This morning I visited Perivale Primary School to welcome learners to class for the first term.   Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Perivale Primary School

18 January 2022

On Wednesday, 19 January 2022, the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will visit Perivale Primary School to celebrate the start of the school year. A statement will be released after the visit. Read More

Western Cape Government calls for scrapping of the 1M rule at schools

13 January 2022

On Tuesday, the Minister of Basic Education confirmed in a statement issued that no plans are currently in place to change the current Directions issued by the Department of Basic Education in terms of the Disaster Management Regulations, except as... Read More