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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Western Cape learners will not return to school next week

29 April 2020

In a presentation to national parliament today, the Department of Basic Education made a presentation with tentative dates for the reopening of schools across the country. These dates were not definite and do not constitute an official announcement... Read More

Quality Teaching @ home (Part 5)

26 April 2020

With schools closing all over the world due to Covid-19, online or distance learning have become the new buzz words in many countries. Read More

Health and Wellness of our employees during COVID-19

26 April 2020

Dear Principals and Teachers The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is keenly aware of the anxiety and stress that many of our colleagues are experiencing during this challenging time of lockdown and in the uncertain months to come, both in... Read More

Celebrate World Book Day by reading a story to your children

23 April 2020

Today is World Book Day, first celebrated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1995 to promote reading and publishing Read More

Online safety to feature in Life Orientation curriculum as learners move online

22 April 2020

The lockdown period has brought South Africa face to face with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Read More

Keeping up with the curriculum (Part 4)

17 April 2020

Today, I am very excited to announce the launch of a new lesson planning platform intended to assist teachers, parents and learners in this new era of @ home learnin Read More

Emergency school feeding off to a great start in Western Cape

8 April 2020

The emergency school feeding programme started around the Western Cape today, as schools and communities have come together to ensure our learners’ health will not suffer during this extended school closure. Read More

Quality reading @home (Part 3)

7 April 2020

If I were put on the spot and asked one very simple question: “What is the best education activity a parent can do during lockdown with their children?”, my answer would confidently be: “READING”. Read More

WCED to implement school feeding of vulnerable learners during lockdown

6 April 2020

The Western Cape Government has been working hard to find a solution that would ensure that our learners who normally receive school meals during term time do not go hungry during this extended school closure and lockdown.   Read More

Quality Learning @home: Grade 12 resources (Part 2)

3 April 2020

Grade 12 is already a stressful year for most learners as they complete their schooling career and face their final examinations. With the extended holiday and lockdown period we understand that this can cause further anxiety and distress. Read More