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Taxi mafia continues to prevent 1 800 children from attending school

20 February 2023

Despite an undertaking by the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta) not to intimidate, threaten, or prevent learner transport from operating, minibus taxi associations continued their illegal blockade today. Read More

Codeta backs down and suspends their blockade of learner transport

17 February 2023

Today I approached the Western Cape High Court to obtain an urgent interdict against the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), preventing them from obstructing, interfering, and stopping the transporting of learners within the Western... Read More

World Bank Education Sector Analysis team visits the WC Education Department

15 February 2023

Officials from the World Bank are currently visiting the Western Cape Education Department to make preparations for the Education Sector Analysis (ESA) they will be undertaking for the Western Cape. Read More

Illegal blockade by minibus taxi mafia keeps over 5000 children home from school

14 February 2023

It is unacceptable that the illegal blockade by minibus taxi associations escalated yesterday, with over 5 000 learners being prevented from attending school in Khayelitsha and neighbouring areas. Read More

Attempted extortion by minibus taxi associations puts children’s safety at risk

13 February 2023

This morning I visited Academia Primary School, where over 50% of their learners have been prevented from going to school, due to an illegal blockade of learner transport operations by minibus taxi associations. Today, their absenteeism rate is 90%. Read More

Extremely late applications for 3 391 learners received since 1 January 2023

12 February 2023

The Western Cape Education Department has been hard at work since before schools reopened to complete infrastructure for new learners in 2023, and to find places for all the new applicants we are receiving daily. Read More

Umar battles the bully and wins the 2022 Story Stars competition!

9 February 2023

This morning, I visited Blossom Street Primary School in Athlone to announce Umar Jones as the 2022 winner, and to premiere the next instalment of “Story Stars: The adventures of Felix and Felicity”, which now includes Umar as a character alongside... Read More

Matric 2022 Awards to Schools

2 February 2023

Western Cape Education Department National Senior Certificate Examinations 2022 Read More

Matric 2022 Awards to Candidates

2 February 2023

Western Cape Education Department National Senior Certificate Examinations 2022 Read More

Western Cape 2022 National Senior Certificate Awards

2 February 2023

Good morning, Premier Alan Winde, and Tracy Winde, and thank you for hosting us again this year at your lovely home. Welcome to our principals, and our teachers, and our parents, and our colleagues, and our supporters. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2022 Awards Ceremony livestream

1 February 2023

On Thursday 2 February 2023, Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Minister of Education, David Maynier, will host the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2022 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More