News and Speeches Archive

City's Progress on Property Valuations

29 August 2007

The City of Cape Town has made significant progress in processing the 35 000 objections to the 2006 General Valuation Roll. 9 500 objections have been resolved. Letters advising objectors of the outcome will be posted in a fortnight. 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

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

WCED Promoting Mother-Tongue Education and Conversational Trilingualism

21 August 2007

Statement by Education Minister Cameron Dugmore Read More

City Supports Lifeguard Services for Summer

21 August 2007

The City of Cape Town plans to extend its partnership with the Western Province Surf Lifesaving Association to provide some 160 lifeguards at 40 city beaches during the peak summer season. 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

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

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

Hospital Name Changes: Hottentots Holland to Helderberg

20 August 2007

Media Statement by Western Cape Minister of Health, Pierre Uys 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