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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Western Cape schools are full

13 December 2023

As of 11 December 2023, we have allocated places for 120 778, or 99.43%, of the learners for whom applications were received for Grade 1 and 8 for the 2024 school year. Read More

Debate on Vote 5: Education Adjustment Budget

8 December 2023

2023/24 spending plans Read More

We are fighting to place learners despite massive blow to our budget

30 November 2023

Over the past 5 years, on average, the number of learners in Western Cape schools has increased by 19 000 each year, and additional learners continue to need places every year. Read More

Minister Maynier urges the #ClassOf2023 to celebrate responsibly

29 November 2023

With the end of the 2023 matric exams approaching, the #ClassOf2023 is looking forward to a well-deserved break and to celebrating their hard work over the past year. Read More

Interdict granted against disruption of Blueridge school construction

28 November 2023

The Western Cape High Court has issued an interim interdict to end the intimidation, criminal damage, and disruption of the construction of two schools on a portion of the Blueridge Sports Grounds. Read More

New Schools Evaluation Authority Chief Evaluator announced

2 November 2023

I am delighted to announce that Mr David Millar has been appointed as the Chief Evaluator of the Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority (SEA). His appointment fills the vacancy left by the passing of the first Chief Evaluator, Ms Karen Bydell,... Read More

Minister Maynier’s message to the #ClassOf2023 and matric teachers

29 October 2023

The 2023 matric exams begin tomorrow, which will be the culmination of the hard work our matrics and their teachers have put in to prepare for the exams. To our matric #ClassOf2023, We wish you the very best for the matric exams! Read More

Western Cape Minister of Education David Maynier, and Wesgro unveil Edu Invest

26 October 2023

Public-Private Partnership initiative aims to attract investment into education and establish the Western Cape as an innovation powerhouse. Read More

WC teacher announced as a Top 10 finalist for the 2023 Global Teacher Prize!

25 October 2023

In an announcement by actor Stephen Fry in Paris, France, this afternoon, Dr Mariëtte Wheeler, a Life Sciences teacher at Protea Heights Academy, was nominated as one of the Top 10 finalists for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize! Read More

Western Cape #ClassOf2023 in numbers

23 October 2023

A total of 76 903 candidates will write the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams in the Western Cape this year. Of these, 64 105 are full-time candidates, and 12 798 are part-time candidates. Read More

#BackOnTrack school library competition launched

22 October 2023

October is International School Library Month, so we are holding a poetry and poster competition to celebrate with the support of our Education Library and Information Services (EDULIS). Learners can win R30 000 for their school to spend on library... Read More

#ClassOf2023: Cheating in the matric exams is simply not worth it!

19 October 2023

As we count down the final days to the start of the 2023 matric exams, we wish to issue a stern warning to candidates regarding cheating and bringing notes or cellphones into their exam sittings. Read More

WCED learners to represent SA in the African Spelling Bee

16 October 2023

The Western Cape Provincial African Spelling Bee winners participated in the National Preliminaries at Sun City, in the Northwest Province from 9 – 12 October 2023. Read More

WC schools and districts win big at National Education Excellence Awards

9 October 2023

Western Cape schools and districts bagged a host of awards at the National Education Excellence Awards, which took place in Kempton Park on Friday, 6 October 2023. Read More

Western Cape teachers shine at the National Teaching Awards

5 October 2023

Our phenomenal Western Cape teachers have done it again! Four of our provincial nominees have placed in the top 3 nationally at the National Teaching Awards. Read More

iKaya Primary School now energy resilient thanks to partnership

3 October 2023

On Wednesday, 27 September 2023, I visited iKaya Primary School in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, for the commissioning of their new solar system that will keep the lights on during loadshedding. Read More

Storm damage keeps 21 Western Cape schools closed on Wednesday

27 September 2023

Our latest updated information indicates that 249 schools in the Western Cape have been affected by the storms over the weekend. Read More

#ClassOf2023: 40 days to the start of the matric exams!

20 September 2023

There are just 40 days to go to the start of the written National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, the Western Cape Government has pulled out all the stops to support our matric learners. Read More

New science labs for 9 Western Cape schools

19 September 2023

This morning we opened the new science laboratory at Fairmount High School in Grassy Park, in partnership with Advancing Knowledge NPC and the Archway Foundation. Read More