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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Number of No-Fee Schools to Increase In 2014

14 October 2013

Minister Donald Grant outlines the new proposal to have more no-fee schools in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: WCED to Launch Matric Support Site

16 September 2013

On Monday, 16 September, Minister Donald Grant will be launching the WCED's new Matric Support site. The website has been created to support revision for the 2013 National Senior Certificate examinations. The website contains, for the first time,... Read More

WCED Launches New Matric Support Website

16 September 2013

Minister Donald Grant launched the Matric Support website on Monday, 16 September to assist learners with revision for the upcoming examinations. Read More

Promoting the Use of Sign Language in Schools

11 September 2013

The Western Cape Government is taking the lead in promoting the use of sign language in schools and to expand sign language as an additional language. Read More

Using Literacy to Shape the Future

9 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013 was International Literacy Day and focused attention worldwide on the importance of literacy.The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) requested all schools to organise reading activities for all grades in the lead-up to... Read More

Western Cape Learners to Write the Annual National Assessments

9 September 2013

The Western Cape Education Department supports all learners that will be writing the 2013 Annual National Assessments as they wish them the best of luck. Read More

Media Alert: Premier and Minister Grant to Visit De La Bat School for the Deaf

9 September 2013

Premier Helen Zille and Minister Donald Grant will be visiting the De la Bat School for the Deaf in Worcester on Tuesday, 10 September. Read More

WCED Prepares for "September Exams"

27 August 2013

Grade 12 learners will be writing their 2013 “September examinations” in the Western Cape next week. Read More

Decision to Appeal School Closure Judgment

21 August 2013

Western Cape Government has decided to appeal the judgement of the school closures in High Court. Read More

Joint Efforts to Help Protect Educators in Manenberg

16 August 2013

Action plan between Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town to help protect educators in Manenberg. Read More

Closure of Manenberg Schools as a Result of Safety Concerns

14 August 2013

School safety concerns in the Manenberg area compels the Western Cape Education Department to temporarily close schools in the area. Read More

A Sad Day for Education

31 July 2013

The Western Cape Government takes note of the split judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court this morning on the closure of 17 schools in this Province. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Attend Handover of ICT Equipment to Pniel Primary School

25 July 2013

On 26 July, Minister Grant will be attending an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) handover ceremony at Pniel Primary School. Read More

WCED's Priority to Reduce Absenteeism at Schools

24 July 2013

Everyone has a role to play in reducing learner absenteeism. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to Visit “Mandela Day” Container Library

17 July 2013

As part of Mandela Day celebrations, Minister Grant will create awareness around reading and the benefits of container libraries by visiting the container library at the V&A Waterfront. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Opens Second Phase of School Enrolment for 2014

17 July 2013

The second phase of enrolment at certain Western Cape schools is now open. Read More

“Actions by a Few Selfish People Will Ultimately Affect the Learner”

16 July 2013

Despite increased security measures, wherever possible, each school holiday, a small number of schools are victim to incidents of burglary and vandalism.Incidents of burglary and vandalism vary.In some cases, the costs can be major, such as... Read More

Media Alert: Pedestrian Safety Programme to be Launched at Ysterplaat Primary School

14 July 2013

On 15 July 2013, the Western Cape Government will launch the Pedestrian Safety Programme at Ysterplaat Primary School. Read More

Media Alert: Premier Zille and Minister Grant to Attend CAPS Session

5 July 2013

On Monday, 8 July 2013, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Grant will be visiting Spine Road High School in Mitchells Plain. Read More