News and Speeches for Ministry of Education

Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2017/2018

29 March 2017

Madam Speaker, it gives me pleasure to present to you my third budget since I took office in 2014. Read More

Western Cape Government Education Budget Speech 2015

26 March 2015

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Fellow Members of the Provincial Cabinet, Honourable Members of the Provincial Legislature, The Superintendent General of Education and all senior officials from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), Read More

Provincial Teacher Awards 2014

9 November 2014

Speech delivered by Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Minister of Education, at the Provincial Teacher Awards 2014. Read More

Minister Schäfer Appeals to Teachers to Report Child Abuse Cases

23 October 2014

An extract from Minister Debbie Schäfer’s speech delivered today, 23 October 2014 at the launch of the WCED Abuse No More Protocol Document. Read More

Declaration of Harold Cressy High School a Provincial Heritage Site

24 September 2014

Heritage Day: Minister Debbie Schäfer unveils plaque declaring Harold Cressy High School a Provincial Heritage Site Read More

Minister Schafer Appeals to Young Learners to "Ignite Their Passion for Reading"

13 June 2014

Address by Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, at the SA Book Fair held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 13 June 2014. Read More

Minister Grant Hands Over ICT Equipment to Pniel Primary School

26 July 2013

Minister Grant and Mediclinic SA handed over ICT equipment to Pniel Primary School. Read More

Launch of the Inter-provincial Schools Hockey Tournament

30 June 2013

Address by Minister Donald Grant at the launch of the inter-provincial hockey tournament held at Rondebosch Boys' High School. Read More

Learning from International Best Practice in School Safety

31 May 2013

Speech by Minister of Education, Donald Grant at the certification ceremony of school resource officers. Read More

Official Opening of the Agulhas School of Skills

24 May 2013

Learners are offered vocational, practical, technical skills in fields such as welding, building construction, farming, hair dressing, hospitality studies and educare. Read More

Education: Big Challenges – Big Ideas

24 May 2013

Speech by Western Cape Government Minister of Education Donald Grant at the Principal’s Association Conference. Read More

Amptelike Opening van die Agulhas Vaardigheidskool

24 May 2013

Toespraak deur Minister Donald Grant, Minister van Onderwys. Read More

South Africa Girls' Schools Association Conference

22 May 2013

Speech by Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant. Read More

Stigting vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans se Wiskunde Kongres

5 April 2013

Minister van Onderwys in die Wes-Kaap, Donald Grant, het in sy toespraak klem gelê op onderwyser opvoedingsprogramme wat sal lei tot die verbetering in skole se Wiskunde resultate. Read More

Western Cape Education Department Budget Speech 2013

27 March 2013

The Western Cape Education Department will receive R15.6 billion for the next financial year - an increase of more than R1.3 billion from the last financial year. Read More

Nedbank Essay Awards Competition

16 March 2013

Speech by Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant. Read More

Western Cape Rewards the Province’s Top Adult Learners

26 February 2013

Minister Donald Grant celebrates the achievements of the 2012 Adult Basic Education and Training learners. Read More

WCED Rewards Top FET Achievers

19 February 2013

Speech by Western Cape Education Minister Donald Grant. Read More

Minister Grant at the 21st Annual SAARMSTE Meeting

14 January 2013

Speech by Minister Grant at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE 2013). Read More