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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

WC MECs of Education and Health visit School Wellness mobile at Yomelela Primary

29 January 2019

Today, Western Cape Minister of Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo and Western Cape Minister of Education, Ms Debbie Schafer visited the Wellness mobile for school health at Yomelela Primary School in Khayelitsha where Gr R - Grade 1 learners at the... Read More

2018 Systemic Test results show steady improvement since 2011

21 January 2019

The 2018 systemic test results have now been released to schools. I am pleased that, since 2011, when we increased the difficulty of these tests, there is a steady improvement. Read More

Uitzig HS will open - but the victory is Tony Ehrenreich's, not the learners

18 January 2019

On Wednesday, the High Court ruled in favour of the former SGB at Uitzig Secondary School, finding that the rules of court pertaining to appeals dictates this to be the case. Read More

School Burglary and Vandalism is a not a fight that we can tackle alone

17 January 2019

Despite increased security measures at schools across the province during the December holiday period, perpetrators still continue to target our schools. Read More

Deadline for NSC exam applications is Tuesday, 22 January 2019

14 January 2019

While many candidates are celebrating their success in the 2018 National Senior Certificate examinations, there are candidates who did not receive the results that they had hoped to achieve. Read More

Western Cape celebrates matric success

10 January 2019

A very warm welcome to everyone, to this last matric awards celebration for this term of office. It is definitely one of my favourite events of the year. Read More

MECs Schäfer and Winde kick off 2019; Learner Placement Task Teams activated

9 January 2019

Today was an exciting day for many learners and parents as over 1.1 million learners started school in the Western Cape - many for the first time. This year, primary schools across the province have welcomed 108 325 Grade 1's and 83 360 Grade 8... Read More

Media alert: MECs Schäfer and Winde to visit Forest Village Leadership Academy

8 January 2019

On Wednesday, 9th January 2019, more than a million learners are expected to arrive at schools across the Western Cape to begin the 2019 school year. Read More

Minister Schäfer pleased that indicators of quality show improvement in the WC

4 January 2019

It has been a wonderful morning of excitement as thousands of learners celebrate the end of their school career with a National Senior Certificate pass. Read More

Media alert: Media accreditation for the Western Cape NSC 2018 awards ceremony

4 January 2019

On Thursday 10th January 2019,  Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2018 Awards Ceremony at the Premier's Residence. Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Masibambisane high school

3 January 2019

Tomorrow, Friday 4th January 2019, thousands of NSC candidates in the Western Cape will receive their individual National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. Read More