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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Education – A budget to get the job done

29 March 2023

Introduction We will spend a massive R29.55 billion on education this year in the Western Cape. Read More

Six schools have won R25 000 each in the ‘Letter to my library’ competition!

23 March 2023

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 school library competition: “Letter to my Library”! Read More

School admissions and infrastructure update

17 March 2023

As of 17h30 on Thursday, 16 March 2023, we have received applications for 40 694 learners for the 2024 school year. Read More

2022 systemic test results show interventions are working

16 March 2023

We published the 2021 systemic test results last year, which revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic caused devastating learning losses, which were most severe the Foundation Phase. Read More

Schools are closed on Monday, 20 March 2023, for a planned school holiday

16 March 2023

We are aware of concerns that have been raised about the impact of the alleged “national shutdown” planned by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday, 20 March 2023. Read More

Nehawu prevents parents and staff members from accessing WCED services

13 March 2023

It is absolutely unacceptable that some striking Nehawu workers invaded the walk-in Client Service Centre at the Western Cape Education Department head office today. Read More

Don’t wait! Get your 2024 school admission documents ready today!

8 March 2023

On Monday, 13 March 2023, the 2024 school admission process begins! Read More

Late applications continue to be submitted 6 weeks into the school year

3 March 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. Infrastructure update Read More

Court hammers Codeta’s illegal blockade of learner transport

1 March 2023

The Western Cape High Court today granted a final interdict against the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations (Codeta), preventing them from obstructing, interfering, and stopping the transporting of learners within the Western Cape. Read More