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Minister Essop Launches Mobile Unit for Craft SMEs in Rural Areas

10 September 2007

A mobile unit that will give crafters on the West Coast, Central Karoo and Eden access to the skills development opportunities that the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) offers, was launched on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 in Piketberg by Western... Read More

Community Radio Stations Provide Virtual Matric Revision Classes

10 September 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore   Read More

World Food Day Addresses Right to Food

5 September 2007

As part of its World Food Day (WFD) celebrations, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, through its Farmer Support and Development programme will deliver 1000 indigenous fowls to a total of 40 vulnerable households in Murraysburg, in the... Read More

MEC Dugmore to Promote Reading

4 September 2007

<p>Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will visit the Paarlzicht Primary School (Lantana Street, Huguenot) in Paarl tomorrow (Thursday 06 September) 11h30, to highlight the importance of reading, as part of this week&#39;s Readathon... Read More

Teacher Vacancies Receive Excellent Response

26 August 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received an excellent response to its latest advertisements for teachers in the province. Read More

MEC Cameron Dugmore's Response to Kloof Neck Bus Accident Court Judgement

24 August 2007

Three learners and the driver of a bus transporting primary school learners on an educational excursion to Table Mountain died this afternoon when, according to initial reports, the brakes of the bus apparently failed.  Read More

Western Cape's Extra 747 Teacher Posts Reduce Class Sizes

23 August 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron DugmoreThe Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will increase the number of Foundation Phase teachers in the province next year by 364, to reduce class sizes in Grades 1 to 3 - from a learner:teacher ratio... Read More

Teacher Vacancy Deadline - MEC Appeals to Break Traditional Racial Patterns

21 August 2007

Teachers wanting to apply for the 1, 301 vacancies to be filled during this year, need to do so before the cut-off date of Friday 24 August, Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has urged. Read More

WCED Promoting Mother-Tongue Education and Conversational Trilingualism

21 August 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore Read More

5 Million Rand Bursary Fund Launched

21 August 2007

Thanks to the Community Social Initiative of Grandwest, thousands of children have benefited from previous investments in special, pre-school and adult education, and computers, which means thousands of children now have access to opportunities they... Read More

Hospital Name Changes: Hottentots Holland to Helderberg

20 August 2007

Media Statement by Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys Read More

MEC Dugmore Lauds Learner Behaviour Management Model

20 August 2007

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has lauded the production of a manual on Learner Behaviour Management, an initiative of its Northern Education Management and Development Centre (EMDC). Read More

Provincial Agriculture Department Excels in Annual Public Sector Reporting Awards

20 August 2007

Six years ago the South African Institute of Government Auditors introduced awards in the public sector to recognize the pursuit of excellence in annual reports published by Provincial and National Government Departments. Read More

Heritage Month Honours Awards

19 August 2007

Premier Ebrahim Rasool and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape invite you to nominate people to receive Provincial Honours in Heritage Month 2007. Read More

WCED Launches Service Delivery Charter

16 August 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) today (Friday 17 August 2007) unveiled a 12-point plan committing itself to ensure that all teachers are competent and well-prepared, and that teachers will be able to recognize and assist learners... Read More

WCED proceeds with second phase of Recovery Plan

25 July 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore.The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has been involved in a process of consultation with various teacher unions on the second phase of the WCED's Recovery Plan, and will now proceed with... Read More

Education Recovery Plan

17 July 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore. Read More

Learners respond well to WCED winter schools

10 July 2007

Statement by Cameron Dugmore, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Learners have responded well to winter schools organised by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in areas most affected by the civil service strike. Read More

World Population Day

5 July 2007

Statement on the Occasion of World Population Day 2007 by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA World Population Day: 11 July 2007 Read More

The Current State and Short-term Prospects for the Western Cape Economy

25 June 2007

The Western Cape economy has - in line with the national economy - remained very resilient in the face of higher inflation and interest rates over the past year. Previous expectations of a more constrained growth environment have thus far not... Read More