News and Speeches for Ministry of Education | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

We are building the equivalent of a new school every four days!

30 November 2022

Yesterday I visited Westridge Secondary School in Mitchell’s Plain and Hindle High School in Delft to view the additional Moladi classrooms being constructed for the 2023 school year. Read More

SANTACO taxi strike keeps over 128 000 children home from school

24 November 2022

While Western Cape matric candidates were all able to write their exams this week, the rest of our learners were severely affected by the SANTACO taxi strike held on 21 to 22 November 2022. Read More

WCED announces unprecedented school infrastructure delivery programme

22 November 2022

Statement by Minister David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Education  Read More

Contingency measures in place to assist matrics during SANTACO strike

20 November 2022

We are deeply disappointed by SANTACO Western Cape’s decision to undertake strike action, as it will have a serious impact on our learners writing end-of-year exams, and our matric exams in particular. Read More

Western Cape public schools paid over R36 million in bank charges in 2021

17 November 2022

Western Cape public schools paid a total of over R36 million in bank charges last year, at an average of R23 572 per school. Read More

Schools can win R25 000 for library resources in the ‘Letter to my library’ comp

15 November 2022

Entries are now open for our annual school library competition, and six learners will win R25 000 in library resources for their school! Read More

Media alert: Applications now open for 2023 World’s Best School Prizes

11 November 2022

The applications for the 2023 World’s Best School Prizes are now open! Schools can visit for information on how to apply before 15 March 2023. Read More

#ClassOf2022: Crib notes and cell phones do not go unnoticed by our invigilators

10 November 2022

We are not yet halfway through the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, and we have already received 14 reports of candidates allegedly bringing cell phones or crib notes into their exam venues. Read More

Public sector strike should not affect Western Cape matric exams

9 November 2022

We can assure parents that we have taken every precaution to ensure that the matric exams will not be affected by the planned public sector union protest action on Thursday 10 November 2022 in the Western Cape. Read More

Update on intervention at Fish Hoek High School

8 November 2022

A diversity intervention, by an external service provider, took place at Fish Hoek High School on Monday 31 October 2022. What happened caused hurt and division, and the intervention was terminated the very next day, on Tuesday 1 November 2022. Read More

SADTU/Equal Education court action opposes access to quality education

2 November 2022

Today, SADTU/Equal Education will be in the Western Cape High Court to challenge the Western Cape’s collaboration schools model, which makes high quality no-fee education available to over 12 300 learners in poor communities. Read More