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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

#CommitToFinish: ePortal provides increased support to learners

29 October 2020

At the start of the lockdown, the closure of our country’s schools on the 18th of March was envisaged as an extended holiday. The plan was not to have any teaching and learning taking place, and to rather shorten holidays later in the year to make... Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Brent Walters on his appointment as WCED SG

28 October 2020

It gives me pleasure to announce the appointment of Mr Brent Walters as the next Superintendent General of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). He was officially appointed yesterday by Premier Alan Winde, and will lead the WCED from 1 April... Read More

#CommitToFinish: no party is worth having to miss your matric exams

26 October 2020

The recent news of a cluster outbreak of Covid-19 related to a bar in the Southern Suburbs has served as an important lesson about the necessity of following the golden rules of preventing Covid-19: physical distancing, washing your hands and... Read More

Minister Schäfer calls on COSATU and partners to denounce defunding of education

25 October 2020

I note COSATU’s announcement that they will be holding a press conference regarding the challenges facing the WCED.  I am pleased that COSATU and its associated organisations understand that there are challenges facing us.  The most profound of... Read More

#CommitToFinish: NSC practical exams start tomorrow

20 October 2020

9 032 learners will complete their Computer Applications Technology (CAT) practical exam tomorrow, while 854 learners have their Information Technology practical exam on Thursday.  Read More

Minister Schäfer urgently requests information regarding alleged fraud charge

14 October 2020

I have learned only today of a WCED teacher who has allegedly been charged with “fraud” for classifying himself as “African” on his CV. Read More

The WCED welcomes the decision by the court to allow proper representation

6 October 2020

The Western Cape Education Department has been made aware of comments allegedly made in the media by the Heathfield HS SGB Treasurer, Mr Brandon De Kock, that the Labour Court has “granted Heathfield High school principal Mr Wesley Neumann an urgent... Read More

Minister Schäfer pays tribute to Western Cape teachers on World Teachers’ Day

5 October 2020

The WCED and I wish all Western Cape teachers a happy World Teachers’ Day! Read More

#CommitToFinish: WCED launches campaign to motivate Grade 12s

4 October 2020

This year has certainly been a tumultuous year for our Grade 12 learners and their teachers. Despite the disruptive school year, they have shown true grit and determination! They have shown how resilient they are and I am extremely proud of them. Read More