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Western Cape Schools Determined to do Better in 2007

14 January 2007

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is confident that its 1,500 schools are ready to welcome back about 930,000 learners into classrooms on Wednesday, and that learning and teaching will begin immediately. Read More

Teaching Assistants Certificate Ceremony

11 January 2007

On Thursday 30 November, Education MEC Cameron Dugmore will be presenting 266 Teaching Assistants from Cape Town with Certificates of Attendance, whilst 198 TAs from rural areas have already been awarded. The ceremony is to take place from 14h00 in... Read More

Premier Welcomes Green Point Go-ahead

4 January 2007


Green Point Stadium Appeals Decision - Press Conference

4 January 2007

Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will address the media on Friday, January 5, 2007 where she will announce her decision following 23 appeals against the redevelopment of the Green Point Stadium. Read More

Decision on Appeals: Green Point Common Development

4 January 2007

Tasneem Essop Western Cape Provincial Minister: Environment, Planning And Economic Development I am pleased to announce the following decisions, namely: Read More

Launch of New Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy

29 December 2006

"Teenagers should wait until they are older before they become sexually active," Minister Uys said at the launch of a new Provincial HIV Prevention Strategy. Read More

Enquiries for Senior Certificate 2006 Results

27 December 2006


Statement by MEC Dugmore on Western Cape School Examination Results

27 December 2006

We are proud, but Western Cape can and must do better Read More

Municipalities Awarded for Good Performance at National Vuna Awards

26 December 2006

On 12 December 2006, The Western Cape Department of Local Government and Housing, together with two of our category B- Municipalities we were acknowledged for good performance. This took place at the 2006 National Vuna Awards held at Sandton. Read More

Statement by Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development on Green Point Stadium Development

26 December 2006

Statement by: Tasneem Essop, The Western Cape Minister of Environment, Planning And Economic DevelopmentToday I wrote a letter to Ms Helen Zille, the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town ('the Executive Mayor' and 'the City'), about the... Read More

Western Cape Mourns Taliep Petersen

16 December 2006

Western Cape Provincial Speaker (Mr.) Shaun Byneveldt has learned with shock and sadness of the murder last night of the talented South African musician, singer, songwriter, playwright and producer Taliep Petersen (56). Read More

2006 Year End Message from Western Cape Minister Of Health, Minister Pierre Uys

15 December 2006

I would like to extend hearty best wishes to all the people of the Western Cape and wish them well over the festive season and into the New Year. Read More

World High School Touch Rugby Champions do it again!

13 December 2006

World High School Touch Rugby Champions, Trafalgar High, successfully defended their title in Singapore, and will be welcomed by a celebratory party led by a proud Education MEC Cameron Dugmore tomorrow (Friday 15 December), about 09h00 at the Cape... Read More

Announcement of Matric Results - Leeuwenhof Function

12 December 2006

Your media organisation is invited to the Annual Announcement function of the Matric Results, with Premier Ebrahim Rasool and Education MEC Cameron Dugmore.   Read More

Schools Manage Transition to New Curriculum

6 December 2006

Schools in the Western Cape appear to be managing the transition to the new curriculum for Grade 10 well, according to results reported to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) thus far. Read More

Minister Pierre Uys Praises Volunteers for their Efforts on International Volunteers Day

5 December 2006

"Volunteers play a major supportive role in the health services we render, and their role will become even more important as the burden on our services increases," Minister Pierre Uys said at a Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the Red Cross Children's... Read More

WCED Asks South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) to Resume Talks on Ad Hoc Teaching Posts

5 December 2006

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has informed the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) that it wants to reopen a discussion on the future of 458 ad hoc teaching posts in the province. Read More

Teacher Appointments - WCED Puts in Special Effort to Assist Schools

30 November 2006

In response to media reports about the appointment of teachers, I can assure the public that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) prepared fully for the appointment process this year and that many officials worked many hours of overtime to... Read More

WCED to Continue Successful Teaching Assistant Project in 2007

29 November 2006

Due to initial indications of success, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has decided to continue with its Teaching Assistant project as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, to help improve the reading and mathematics skills of... Read More

Matrics - MEC to Visit Marking Centre

29 November 2006

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore is to visit the matric exams marking centre on Saturday 02 December 2006, where 2,200 markers are marking about one million examination scripts of the 62,251 candidates who have just completed the Senior... Read More