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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

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

End of year message from Minister Schäfer

14 December 2021

As schools close on Wednesday 15 December, we reflect on the 2021 academic year, which got off to a bumpy start with delayed reopening. Read More

Minister Schäfer urges caution regarding matric rage events

16 November 2021

As we near the halfway mark for the 2021 NSC exams, I appeal to all matric learners to carefully consider the risks of attending matric rage and other social events at this time. Read More

My Covid Journey: Minister Schäfer launches competition

3 November 2021

In celebration of International School Library Month, which took place during October, the WCED will again hold a school library competition in which learners can help their school win R25 000 to spend on school library resources. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape Cabinet wishes Class of 2021 good luck

27 October 2021

Premier Alan Winde and the ministers of the Western Cape Cabinet have wished the matric Class of 2021 the very best for their National Senior Certificate exams which began today. Read More

The Western Cape Class of 2021 in numbers

24 October 2021

73 966 candidates will write the 2021 November National Senior Certificate exams in the Western Cape. This includes 59 849 full time candidates, and 14 117 part-time candidates. Read More

Minister Schäfer issues stern warning to matrics: cheating is not worth it!

21 October 2021

Last year, a serious National Senior Certificate exam leak almost led to the rewriting of certain matric exams across the country. This illustrates just how much damage leaking and cheating can do, with far-reaching consequences not just for the... Read More

Minister Schäfer appeals to all residents to avoid disrupting exams

18 October 2021

The practical exams for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams for 2021 begin tomorrow. 10 058 learners will complete their Computer Applications Technology (CAT) practical exam on Tuesday, while 875 learners have their Information Technology... Read More

Minister Schäfer visits learners in pioneering digital classroom

17 October 2021

On Friday, I was joined by the WCED’s Superintendent-General, Mr Brent Walters, on a visit to the iBhodi Trust digital classroom to engage with the learners receiving their education online. Read More

Matric support resources in the countdown to the start of the NSC exams

14 October 2021

With matric exams starting on the 27th of October, it is crucial that all Grade 12 learners spend time revising their work in preparation. Read More

Media alert: Launch of the National Schools Hygiene Programme

14 October 2021

Tomorrow, the National Schools Hygiene Programme (NSHP) will be launched at Zimasa Primary School in Langa Township, Cape Town. It is an initiative supported by Unilever through its brands, Lifebuoy, Mentadent P and Domestos. Read More

MEC urges people to make use of mental health interventions for Matriculants

11 October 2021

As October is National Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to make a special appeal to all Western Cape residents to support and be mindful of our matric Class of 2021 as we count down toward the start of the National Senior Certificate (NSC... Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape winners of National Teaching Awards

6 October 2021

I am thrilled to congratulate our provincial winners of National Teaching Awards (NTAs), announced this morning during a hybrid event streamed live from Gauteng. Our provincial nominees have done us extremely proud with exceptional results. Read More

WCED celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign

4 October 2021

The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day, a day on which teachers across the world are celebrated. Read More