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News and Speeches for Department of Education (National)

Minister Schäfer urges parents to help curb latecoming

16 April 2015

Statement by Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Minister of Education Latecoming is a challenge that many of our schools in the Western Cape face. Read More

Media Alert: Wellness Mobile Unit to Visit Deft Primary School

26 August 2014

The Wellness Mobiles for School Health is aimed at improving the health and well-being of our children in an accessible manner. Read More

Drop in Vandalism and Burglary in Schools Over the Holiday Period

22 July 2014

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Directorate arranged for increased security at some of our schools in communities identified as high risk during the recent holiday period. Read More

Western Cape Government Safe Schools Holiday Programme

9 July 2014

Statement by Minister Debbie Schafer, Minister of Education  Read More

Media Alert: Minister Schafer to Launch Western Cape Provincial Teaching Awards

23 June 2014

The 15th annual teaching awards will be launched tomorrow, 24 June 2014, at the Settlers High School. Read More

National Senior Certificate 2013 Matrics: A "Class Act"

6 January 2014

The Western Cape exceeds the 2014 target of 40 000 matric passes and improved on indicators of quality, showing growth in the number of candidates passing mathematics and physical science. Read More

Matric 2013 Results: Western Cape Preview

5 January 2014

The Western Cape Education Department is confident that the province's 2013 National Senior Certificate results will be a true and accurate reflection of the abilities of candidates, consistent with trends in improvement in the Western Cape in... Read More

Media Alert: The Western Cape's Top Teachers to be Announced

7 November 2013

On 8 November 2013, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Western Cape teaching awards ceremony. Read More

WCED Adds Life Sciences Videos to their Matric Support Page

24 October 2013

The Western Cape Education Department introduced a new version of the Matric Support site on 16 September,adding 52 videos on Life Science. Read More

Minister Grant Cautions Matric Candidates Against Cheating

22 October 2013

Western Cape Minister of Education Donald Grant appeals to all candidates to use all opportunities to study as they prepare for the end-of-year examinations due to start in just over a week. Read More

Minister to Announce Steps to Alleviate Funding Challenges of Fee-paying Schools

14 October 2013

Today, 14 October 2013, Minister of Education Donald Grant will announce significant steps to relieve the funding challenges of Western Cape fee-paying schools. Read More

National Science Week 2013

30 July 2013

The National Science Week is an annual celebration of science and innovation that takes place in all nine provinces. This year, the week will run from Monday 29 July to Saturday, 3 August 2013. Read More

Minister Grant Visits Ysterplaat Primary for Joint Safety Programme

15 July 2013

I should like to welcome all our educators and learners back to school for the third term. I hope all of our educators and learners had an enjoyable winter break and are now prepared and ready for the busy weeks ahead. I am grateful to all our... Read More

Media Release: Thousands of Learners Attend Winter School Programme

26 June 2013

There are only 123 days to go before the start of the 2013 National Senior Certificate (NSC).This year, a total of 48 954 full-time candidates have registered for the 2013 NSC. There are therefore 3 393 more full-time candidates than last year. Read More

Media Alert: Minister Grant to visit Winter school for Grade 12s

25 June 2013

Tomorrow, 26 June, Minister Grant will be visiting Esangweni Secondary in Khayelitsha where Grade 12 learners are participating in a Winter School programme in preparation for the 2013 National Senior Certificate Examinations. Read More

WCED Programmes for Learners and Educators During School Holidays

20 June 2013

In order to keep our children safe and occupied during the school holidays, the WCED’s has numerous holiday activities and extra tuition planned for learners, as well as, training programmes for educators. Read More

WCED Expanding Telematics Programme to Benefit More Learners

4 June 2013

The Western Cape Education Department's expanded telematics programme now includes 146 schools throughout the province and benefits learners from Grade 10 to 12. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Opens Online Orders for Textbooks for 2014

3 June 2013

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) activated its online ordering system for textbook procurement for textbooks 2014 today, 3 June 2013. Read More

Media Alert: Western Cape Education Begins the Textbook Procurement Process for 2014

23 May 2013

Today, 23 May 2013 Minister Grant will be visiting a textbook exhibition at the Metro Central Education District offices. Read More

Media Alert: Learner Shot at Spes Bona High School

15 May 2013

Minister of Education Donald Grant expresses concern over a Grade 12 learner who was shot while entering the school premises early this morning. Read More