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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Ministers Schäfer and Winde oversee Search and Seizure Operation at Woodlands HS

28 February 2019

Lately there has been a flare up of gang violence throughout the Province. Although the majority of incidents are off school premises and within the community affected, gang violence can spill over into schools when learners are directly involved.  Read More

Gugulethu and Phillippi schools scoop Mathematics Excellence Awards

27 February 2019

On Tuesday evening, 26th February, the WCED hosted the Annual LITNUM awards to acknowledge and celebrate the top achievers in the systemic tests of 2018 in the Province.  My hearty congratulations go to all schools that won awards. Read More

Media alert: Ministers Schäfer and Winde to oversee search and seizure operation

26 February 2019

On Thursday 28th February 2019, Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer and Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Alan Winde will be overseeing a search and seizure operation at a Cape Town School. Read More

Fake enrolment notice circulating in Cape Town

26 February 2019

Yesterday, the WCED was made aware of a fake notice/advert that is currently being circulated in Du Noon. The advert reads as follows: Read More

WCED’s Raise your voice – Not your phone campaign kicks off for 2019

20 February 2019

In 2019, we want all our schools to celebrate and encourage the diversity, uniqueness and talents of all our learners in this province, no matter what their circumstances. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schäfer and DJ Carl Wastie to kick off anti-bullying campaign

19 February 2019

Tomorrow, Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie will be kicking off the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Phone” anti-bullying campaign for 2019 at Westridge Secondary School in Mitchells Plain.   Read More

Speech delivered by WC MEC Debbie Schäfer at the Debate on the Premier’s SOPA

19 February 2019

On Friday, the Premier showed us how, when the voting public is prepared to “swim upstream”, and vote differently to the rest of the country, they reap substantial rewards. Read More

Minister Schäfer announces the opening of enrolments for 2020

14 February 2019

Tomorrow, the 2020 school enrolment process opens in all public schools across the Western Cape. School admissions open on the 15th of February 2019 and close on the 15th of March 2019. Read More

Media alert: Early enrolment campaign

13 February 2019

With school enrolments opening on Friday 15th February 2019, tomorrow (Thursday) Western Cape MEC for Education Debbie Schäfer will be at the Golden Acre Mall engaging with parents to outline the importance of early enrolment as well as to urge... Read More

Mr Arendse should get his facts straight

8 February 2019

Mr Arendse should get his facts right before approaching media with his uninformed and wild accusations.  The accusations he makes are extremely serious and have no substance whatsoever.   The facts as reported to me are as follows:   Read More

Sans Souci Girls High School – corporal punishment is unacceptable

6 February 2019

I am aware of a video that is circulating on social media of an incident between a learner and an educator at Sans Souci Girls High School during class time. Read More

Western Cape schools bursting at the seams

1 February 2019

The WCED has received and collated enrolment figures for the 2019 school year. As it stands, the schooling system in this Province has increased by 18 285 learners compared to last year, 16 285 of which are from outside the Province. Read More

Community Protest Action in Mfuleni preventing access to schools

1 February 2019

The WCED has for some time been negotiating with the Mfuleni Education Forum and the Mfuleni Development Forum with regards to new schools to accommodate the learners who still require placement. Read More