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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Criminals target Western Cape schools during holiday period

27 January 2023

Western Cape schools again fell victim to criminal activity during the December/January school holidays. Read More

#ClassOf2022 continues to close the inequality gap

20 January 2023

This morning I visited Hector Peterson Secondary School in Wallacedene to celebrate the release of the individual 2022 National Senior Certificate Results to candidates. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2022 results

19 January 2023

The results of the 2022 National Senior Certificate exams will be announced today and tomorrow. All statements and soundbites will be posted on the WCED’s media group on WhatsApp. To be added to the group, please send your cellphone number to Kerry. Read More

Western Cape #ClassOf2022 beat the odds!

19 January 2023

We are delighted that the Western Cape matric Class of 2022 has beaten the odds and increased our provincial matric pass rate to 81.4%, with 49 102 candidates passing their exams – the largest number of successful candidates we’ve ever had! Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier welcome Western Cape learners back to school

18 January 2023

This morning, Premier Alan Winde joined me for a visit to Starling Primary School, to celebrate the start of the 2023 school year and welcome learners back to school in the Western Cape. Read More

Reminder of prohibition of political activities in schools

17 January 2023

We are aware of various representatives of political parties currently undertaking visits to our schools as we start the school year, and planned visits for the first day of school. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier to visit Starling Primary School

17 January 2023

On Wednesday, 18 January 2023, Premier Alan Winde will join Western Cape Minister of Education, David Maynier, and the WCED’s Superintendent-General, Mr Brent Walters, for a visit to Starling Primary School to celebrate the start of the school year. Read More

99.2% of Grade 1 and 8 learners placed in the Western Cape

16 January 2023

The Western Cape Education Department is ready for the 2023 school year, with 35 872 teachers and 7 578 public service staff returning to schools today to prepare for the arrival of over 1.2 million learners on Wednesday, 18 January 2023. Read More

Gains made in placement, but late applications are a reality

15 January 2023

As of 20 December 2022, 99% of our Grade 1 and 8 learners had been placed at schools for the start of the school year, with 680 learners still requiring placement. Read More