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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Technical challenges on admission site

18 February 2020

Yesterday, the online application process for 2021 school enrolment opened.   Parents have been encouraged to apply online using our application website: Read More

Three Western Cape educators come out tops in National Awards

17 February 2020

Yesterday, three educators in the Western Cape won National Teaching Awards. We congratulate them for this excellent achievement! Read More

Applications for 2021 school admissions open tomorrow

16 February 2020

Enrolment applications to the Western Cape’s public schools for the 2021 school year open tomorrow. Read More

Preventing learners from attending school is not the answer

12 February 2020

The WCED has been alerted to a planned ‘shut down’ of Khayelitsha schools on Thursday and Friday this week by the Khayelitsha Education and Development Forum (KEF/KDF). Read More

Investigation into the Learner Transport Scheme (LTS) in Beaufort West finalised

7 February 2020

Every school day the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) transports over 61 000 learners on 567 LTS routes across the province. The LTS policy provides for the transportation of learners living more than 5km from their nearest school. The... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit De Rust Futura Academie

5 February 2020

Tomorrow, Thursday 6 February 2020, at 10h00, the Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, will visit De Rust Futura Academie in Grabouw to inspect the school’s recently donated facilities and engage with school staff regarding their... Read More

Western Cape schools once again show increase in learner numbers

4 February 2020

I have received the results of the WCED’s SNAP survey, completed by schools and districts annually on the 10th day of the school year to assist the Department with the allocation of further resources for the year. Read More

Schools Evaluation Authority will begin its evaluations in February

2 February 2020

The Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA) will begin its evaluations of schools on 10 February 2020. Read More

Minister Schäfer engages with Sonskyn Vallei community

31 January 2020

Yesterday I, along with the Deputy Director-General for Education Planning at the WCED, Mr Salie Abrahams, met with representatives of the community of Sonskyn Vallei in Mossel Bay – including parents of children in the community that attend... Read More

2019 Systemic Test results show Western Cape Education strategies are working

28 January 2020

I am pleased to have received the results of our 2019 Systemic Tests, which show that our provincial education system continues in general to improve year-on-year, despite immense challenges. Read More

Media alert: WCED unveils cattle kraals at De Rust Futura Agricultural School

24 January 2020

Today, Agricultural School De Rust Futura will be unveiling their new state of the art cattle kraals. The WCED erected the kraals on land that was donated to the school by Dr Paul Cluver. Read More

School vandalism is stealing from our children

22 January 2020

I have received final confirmation on the number of schools affected by burglary and vandalism in the 2019/20 December Holiday period. Read More

Western Cape 2019 National Senior Certificate Awards

16 January 2020

Speech delivered by Western Cape Minister of Education Debbie Schäfer   Read More

Minister Schäfer welcomes learners at the start of the 2020 school year

15 January 2020

Today I visited St Mary’s Primary School in Gardens, Cape Town, to welcome some of the more than 1 million learners that will start the school year in the Western Cape today. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit St Mary’s PS for the first day of school

14 January 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday 15 January 2020, at 07h30, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer will visit St Mary’s Primary School to welcome learners arriving for the first day of the 2020 school year. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2019 awards ceremony

9 January 2020

On Thursday 16th January 2020,  Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2019 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

NSC results indicate that the inequality gap is closing

8 January 2020

Yesterday I attended the release of the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) results in Johannesburg. It was a happy occasion and I am pleased that we have improved our pass rate to 82.3%. Read More

Media alert: Release of Western Cape candidate and school results

7 January 2020

Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 January 2020, at 12h00, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit Paarl Gimnasium HS for the release of the 2019 candidate and school NSC results. There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews. Read More

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

7 January 2020

This evening Minister Motshekga announced the national matric results.  I would like to congratulate all provinces that have achieved improvements in the quality of their pass rates. Read More

Media alert: Details regarding NSC results announcement in the Western Cape

6 January 2020

Dear Media Please note the following in preparation for the release of the 2019 NSC results. 7 January 2020: Read More