News and Speeches Archive

MEC Calls for Review of Appointment Procedures after Teacher on Parole found Guilty of Rape

25 March 2008

Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore has called on the Public Service Commission to investigate appointment procedures for teachers and non-academic staff at schools and advise on measures to ensure that those appointed do not pose a risk to... Read More

Cabinet Statement on Declaration of 2nd May 2008 as a Public Holiday

19 March 2008

At its meeting this morning, Cabinet endorsed the proposal that the 2nd of May 2008 be declared a public holiday to compensate workers for losing a public holiday as a result of Human Rights Day falling on the same day as Good Friday. Read More

Media Alert: Call For Entries For The 6th Annual Public Sector Innovation (CPSi) Awards

18 March 2008

The Director-General of the Western Cape, Ms Virginia Petersen, will on Thursday 20 March 2008, urge the province's 68 000 civil servants to strive to become workers for development as South Africa strives to become a developmental state. Read More

Matric Achievers Get More Awards

16 March 2008

  Matric candidates who received awards for excellence in the 2007 exams.The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has presented additional awards to eight candidates from previously disadvantaged contexts, who excelled in the 2007 Senior... Read More

MEC Dugmore: School Bus Accident is a Reminder to be Vigilant

10 March 2008

A school bus accident this morning (Tuesday 11 March) involving about 40 learners and six staff members was a reminder for our schools, the community and the department once again to continue to be vigilant. Read More

South African Equine Export Industry and African Horse Sickness

10 March 2008

Statement by Cobus Dowry Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape Read More

Premier Joins Home Affairs Minister at 'ID Yourself' Campaign Launch

5 March 2008

Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool will tomorrow (Fri) join the 'ID Yourself' campaign, to be launched by Home Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in Gugulethu, Cape Town, in a bid to get young people to apply for an Identity Document. The... Read More

Education Minister Responds to Provincial Legislature Questions

3 March 2008

We all have a duty to ensure the security of our schools, said Western Cape Education MEC Cameron Dugmore today in reply to a question in the Provincial Legislature when he revealed that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) spent R642,000.00... Read More