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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Minister Schäfer warns against abusing the education sector vaccine rollout

28 June 2021

The rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the education sector got off to a great start last week, and we have received a positive response from those who have already had their vaccine. The numbers will ramp up this week as more sites... Read More

WCED Admissions for 2022: Parents to confirm places by tomorrow evening

24 June 2021

As reported previously, over 20 000 learners were accepted to more than one school for 2022. Therefore, over 20 000 places at schools will be made available to learners who were unsuccessful at a particular school. 50% of these are learners in Grade... Read More

Rollout of vaccines to the basic educator sector in the Western Cape begins

23 June 2021

50 staff members are scheduled to receive their vaccines today as we start the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for our province’s basic education sector. Read More

Media alert: Rollout of vaccines to the education sector

22 June 2021

Tomorrow, the Head of Education in the Province, Brent Walters will be joining union representatives, principal association members, teachers and public service staff to launch the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine to the education sector.   Read More

COVID-19 vaccination of educators and staff in the Western Cape

21 June 2021

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is delighted that the National Government has secured additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for the education sector, including independent schools. Read More

Western Cape Government prepared to distribute vaccines to staff

19 June 2021

The WCED welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Basic Education that the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single dose COVID-19 vaccine for all education sector staff will begin in the coming week. Read More

Minister Schäfer urges adherence to golden rules at all times during third wave

15 June 2021

With the Western Cape now in the third wave, we are seeing more evidence of community-level transmission which in turn affects our schools. There are currently 148 active cases amongst school staff members and 314 active case amongst learners in the... Read More

Investigation of DF Malan High School allegations underway

10 June 2021

I am deeply concerned by the allegations of discrimination against LGBTQI+ learners at DF Malan High School, which we were alerted to yesterday. Read More

2022 school admissions process still has a long way to go

2 June 2021

The initial round of offers for places in Western Cape schools is currently underway. Schools began to make the results of applications available to parents last week. Read More