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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Media alert: Western Cape Cabinet wishes Class of 2021 good luck

27 October 2021

Premier Alan Winde and the ministers of the Western Cape Cabinet have wished the matric Class of 2021 the very best for their National Senior Certificate exams which began today. Read More

The Western Cape Class of 2021 in numbers

24 October 2021

73 966 candidates will write the 2021 November National Senior Certificate exams in the Western Cape. This includes 59 849 full time candidates, and 14 117 part-time candidates. Read More

Minister Schäfer issues stern warning to matrics: cheating is not worth it!

21 October 2021

Last year, a serious National Senior Certificate exam leak almost led to the rewriting of certain matric exams across the country. This illustrates just how much damage leaking and cheating can do, with far-reaching consequences not just for the... Read More

Minister Schäfer appeals to all residents to avoid disrupting exams

18 October 2021

The practical exams for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams for 2021 begin tomorrow. 10 058 learners will complete their Computer Applications Technology (CAT) practical exam on Tuesday, while 875 learners have their Information Technology... Read More

Minister Schäfer visits learners in pioneering digital classroom

17 October 2021

On Friday, I was joined by the WCED’s Superintendent-General, Mr Brent Walters, on a visit to the iBhodi Trust digital classroom to engage with the learners receiving their education online. Read More

Matric support resources in the countdown to the start of the NSC exams

14 October 2021

With matric exams starting on the 27th of October, it is crucial that all Grade 12 learners spend time revising their work in preparation. Read More

Media alert: Launch of the National Schools Hygiene Programme

14 October 2021

Tomorrow, the National Schools Hygiene Programme (NSHP) will be launched at Zimasa Primary School in Langa Township, Cape Town. It is an initiative supported by Unilever through its brands, Lifebuoy, Mentadent P and Domestos. Read More

MEC urges people to make use of mental health interventions for Matriculants

11 October 2021

As October is National Mental Health Awareness Month, I would like to make a special appeal to all Western Cape residents to support and be mindful of our matric Class of 2021 as we count down toward the start of the National Senior Certificate (NSC... Read More

Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape winners of National Teaching Awards

6 October 2021

I am thrilled to congratulate our provincial winners of National Teaching Awards (NTAs), announced this morning during a hybrid event streamed live from Gauteng. Our provincial nominees have done us extremely proud with exceptional results. Read More

WCED celebrates World Teachers’ Day with a month-long campaign

4 October 2021

The 5th of October is World Teachers’ Day, a day on which teachers across the world are celebrated. Read More