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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape schools take action to reduce energy consumption

5 September 2022

A total of 41 Western Cape schools have applied to install solar panels to reduce their environmental impact and electricity costs. The combined peak capacity of these installations is 25.87 MWp. Read More

1 143 new Western Cape teaching posts for the 2023 academic year

4 August 2022

We have completed the first part of our stakeholder consultations for the year, and we are pleased to announce that we are now in a position to appoint up to 1 143 teachers in 2023. Read More

Release of the May/June 2022 NSC and SC results

3 August 2022

This morning, the results of the May/June 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Senior Certificate (SC) are being released. 12 755 candidates wrote the NSC examinations, while a further 4 538 candidates wrote the SC examinations in the... Read More

42 Western Cape schools vandalised over winter holiday

27 July 2022

417 schools received holiday security from the Western Cape Education Department over the June/July school holidays. We thank our school communities for keeping a close eye on our schools and reporting suspicious activity in their areas. Read More

#BackOnTrack: WC students will spend extra learning hours on Maths & Reading

19 July 2022

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be taking decisive action over the 3rd and 4th term to address severe learning losses in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3), by enabling an increased time allocation for Mathematics and Reading... Read More

Students and teachers pulled out all the stops during the holidays

18 July 2022

Over 26 000 students gave up their holidays to participate in winter school programmes arranged by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and schools across the province. Read More

Minister Maynier to visit Boundary Primary School

18 July 2022

On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, Western Cape Education Minister David Maynier will visit Boundary Primary School to welcome students back to class for the third term. Read More

Loadshedding continues to disrupt education during the school holidays

6 July 2022

While schools are currently closed for the mid-year break, loadshedding continues to cause serious disruption to education in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape teachers encouraged to participate in the 2022 NTAs

26 June 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Teaching Awards are now open! Nominations close on 26 July 2022, and I urge all Western Cape teachers to participate. Read More

Last chance for parents to confirm places for 2023

17 June 2022

Parents and caregivers have until midnight tonight to confirm and withdraw places with regards to successful applications for the 2023 school year. Read More

Media alert: Two schools in the Western Cape to get big announcement

7 June 2022

On Thursday, 9 June 2022, Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Education Minister, David Maynier, will be visiting two schools in the Western Cape, to announce some very exciting news. Read More

Pioneer School learners take to the airwaves

6 June 2022

Pioneer School for Visually Impaired learners has started its own radio station. Read More

Parents to confirm spaces for the 2023 school year

31 May 2022

Parents can now see the outcome of their applications for the 2023 school year and have until 17 June 2022 to confirm their final choice of school for 2023. Read More

Minister Maynier kicks off Listening and Learning Programme

16 May 2022

Today I take office as the Western Cape Minister of Education. Read More

2022 May/June NSC starts tomorrow

8 May 2022

36 379 candidates have registered to write exams during the 2022 May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) session which starts on Monday. Read More

Joint media release by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Debbie Schäfer

21 April 2022

Yesterday, Provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, handed in her resignation to Premier Alan Winde, which he accepted, while praising her for her excellent service to the people of the Western Cape. Provincial Minister Debbie Schäfer said: Read More

Media Alert: LAUNCH OF THE WCED Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022-2027

21 April 2022

Tomorrow, is the start of a two-day conference to launch the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022- 2027. Read More

Appeal for ECD information to ensure uninterrupted financing

14 April 2022

On 1 April 2022, the responsibility of Early Childhood Development (ECD) was transferred from the provincial Department of Social Development to the WCED. Read More

WCED shines at the National Education Excellence Awards

12 April 2022

WCED education districts and schools have been recognised as among the country’s best at the National Education Excellence Awards held by the Department of Basic Education. Read More