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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

School admissions 2023: Only 4 days to go!

11 April 2022

The 2023 school admissions process closes in 4 days’ time! Parents and caregivers have until midnight,15 April 2022, to apply for the 2023 school year. Read More

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare

7 April 2022

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare Read More

School admissions 2023: 15 days to go!

1 April 2022

Today is the midway mark for the 2023 school admissions process. Parents and caregivers have until 15 April 2022 to apply for the 2023 school year. Over 90 000 people have registered their children thus far, of which, 43 000 are for Grade 8... Read More

2022 Western Cape Education Budget Speech

30 March 2022

Speaker, Premier, Members of the Provincial Cabinet, Members, and Guests, Read More

Winners of “My Covid Journey” school library competition announced

17 March 2022

In celebration of International School Library Month (ISLM) which took place during October last year, I announced a poetry competition which offered learners the chance to win R25 000 for their school to spend on library resources. Read More

Media release: Alert to parents – Do not delay

8 March 2022

On Monday, 14 March 2022, the 2023 school admission process begins! Read More

2021 Systemic Test results confirm devastating impact of Covid-19 on education

27 February 2022

In January this year, I called for the scrapping of the 1 metre rule in schools which has required the continued rotation of learners in schools across the province and the country. Read More

Western Cape 2021 National Senior Certificate Awards

3 February 2022

Speech by Minister Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education Western Cape   Good morning  Read More

Matric 2021 Awards to Schools

3 February 2022

Western Cape Education Department National Senior Certificate Examinations 2021 Read More