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News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

We are doing everything to support our schools following major budget cuts

4 April 2024

In 2023, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) was dealt a devastating blow after the national government announced major budget cuts, which forced us to implement stringent cost containment measures. Read More

Team Western Cape wins National Primary School Track and Field Championships

28 March 2024

The Western Cape’s primary school athletes won the national track and field championships in Limpopo for the first time ever since the inception of the competition. Read More

Debate on Vote 5: Education – A budget to build on our successes

27 March 2024

Speech by Minister David Maynier, Minister of Education Western Cape   1. Introduction This year, we will spend R30.85 billion on education in the Western Cape. Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier visit Back On Track extra classes

10 March 2024

On Saturday, 9 March 2024, Premier Alan Winde joined Western Cape Education Minister, David Maynier, for a visit to Rocklands Primary School, where Grade 4 and 7 learners were attending Saturday classes as part of the #BackOnTrack programme. Read More

Minister Maynier urges parents to vote in the School Governing Body elections

6 March 2024

While most of us are aware of the general elections taking place later this year, there is another large election that is about to take place which involves all parents and caregivers across the country: the 2024 School Governing Body (SGB)... Read More

Rapid School Build receives a vote of confidence from National Treasury

22 February 2024

We are delighted that the National Treasury has made an additional provisional allocation of R2.549 billion to our Rapid School Build programme in the Western Cape, following our application for funding through the national Budget Facility for... Read More

3 579 extremely late applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners received

16 February 2024

We have been hard at work since before schools reopened to find places for learners in the 2024 school year, and to complete our extensive infrastructure programme to create additional places. Read More

The story of King Book Fly wins the 2023 Story Stars competition!

8 February 2024

This morning, I visited Kenridge Primary School to announce the 2023 Story Stars winners!  Story Stars is an annual creative writing competition for all Grade 4 learners in the Western Cape. Read More

2023 systemic test results show improvement across all school phases

7 February 2024

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

Second chance matric: Registration for the May/June NSC closes this Friday!

5 February 2024

The Western Cape Education Department encourages all learners who did not achieve their desired results in the 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) to apply to write the May/June NSC this year. Read More

Media alert: Western Cape NSC 2023 Awards Ceremony livestream link

30 January 2024

Today, 30 January 2024, Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Education Minister, David Maynier, will host the Western Cape National Senior Certificate 2023 Awards Ceremony at Leeuwenhof, the Premier’s Residence. Read More

Matric 2023 Awards to Candidates

30 January 2024

Western Cape Education Department National Senior Certificate Examinations 2023 Read More

Matric 2023 Awards to Schools

30 January 2024

Western Cape Education Department National Senior Certificate Examinations 2023 Read More

Western Cape 2023 National Senior Certificate Awards

30 January 2024

Speech by Minister David Maynier, Minister of Education Western Cape   Good morning Premier and Tracy Winde, All of our honored guests, Our school staff and officials, Read More

Decrease in number of schools affected by burglary and vandalism

24 January 2024

Despite our department providing holiday security to 486 schools over the December holidays, we recorded 26 incidents of burglary and vandalism at 24 schools over the holiday period. Read More

Western Cape continues to close the education inequality gap

19 January 2024

This morning I visited COSAT (Centre of Science and Technology) in Khayelitsha to celebrate with learners as they received their individual matric results. Read More

Western Cape #ClassOf2023 overcomes challenges to deliver great results

18 January 2024

The Western Cape #ClassOf2023 has increased the matric pass rate again to 81.54%, despite facing an exceptionally challenging year, and we now have over 50 000 successful candidates! Read More

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