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27 June 2017
19 Jun 2017
Huge repair bill for schools following Cape storms and fires
Last week's Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth an estimated R124 million to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer...
08 Jun 2017
SA: Basic Education Portfolio Committee concerned about lack of respect for diversity at some schools
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has noted with great concern the reports of some schools that are not adhering to the national guidelines on schools uniforms and are not making...
09 Jan 2017
Premier Helen Zille hosts Western Cape NSC 2016 awards ceremony
What's On
On Thursday, 12 January 2017, Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, and Debbie Schäfer, MEC of Education in the province, will be hosting the Western Cape National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2016...
12 Oct 2016
MEC Debbie Schäfer visits ID Mkize Senior Secondary School in Gugulethu
What's On
Tomorrow, Thursday 13th October 2016, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting ID Mkize Senior Secondary School in Gugulethu to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2016 National Senior...
27 Jun 2016
MEC Debbie Schafer visits Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Voorspoed Primary School in Hanover Park
What's On
Tomorrow, Tuesday 28 June 2016, Minister Debbie Schafer will visit the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Voorpoed Primary School in Hanover Park. Voorpoed...
08 Jun 2016
DA WC: Basil Kivedo says over 600 000 enrolled at no fee schools in the Western Cape
The DA in the Western Cape notes and welcomes the increase of students benefiting from fee compensation or free education in the province. In my capacity as chairperson of the Standing Committee on...
18 May 2016
Deputy Minister Enver Surty hands over Mount View Secondary School in Hanover Park
What's On
The Deputy Minister of Basic Education Mr Enver Surty and the Western Cape MEC for Education, Mrs Debbie Schäfer, will tomorrow Thursday 19 May 2016, hand-over Mount View Secondary School in...
11 Mar 2016
DSD: Minister Angie Motshekga calls upon government and private sector to accelerate pace of ICT in education
The acceleration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education has become an important mission aimed at aligning teaching techniques with the 21st Century. Minister of Basic Education,...
18 Feb 2016
WC DTPW: Opening and handover of two primary schools in Plettenberg Bay
The Department of Transport and Public Works has officially opened and handed over the Kwanokuthula Primary School and Kranshoek Primary School in Plettenberg Bay to the Western Cape Education...
11 Feb 2016
WC: Western Cape on healthcare and improved quality education
The Western Cape Government (WCG) continues to deliver on healthcare and improved quality education by reducing barriers to health access through the School Health Wellness Mobile initiative. This...
10 Feb 2016
MEC Nomafrench Mbombo celebrates National Integrated School Health Programme, 11 Feb
What's On
In encouraging and cultivating partnerships, the Western Cape Government is delighted to announce that the integrated School Health Wellness Mobile initiative received support from Liberty Medical...
04 Jan 2016
Western Cape matric results to be released separately
The Western Cape education department (WCED) would release its matric results a bit later than the rest of the country to give principals the chance to examine them and find errors, it said on...
27 Nov 2015
Premier Helen Zille and MECs hand over MOD facility to Scottsdene community, 28 Nov
What's On
Tomorrow, Saturday 28th November 2015, Premier Helen Zille; Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer and Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais will officially hand over the Scottsdene...
25 Nov 2015
WCED: MEC Debbie Schäfer on Pop-Up Technology classrooms
An international supplier of eLearning systems has donated three technology-enabled, “Pop-Up” classrooms to support the Western Cape’s eLearning initiatives. JP-IK (Pty) Ltd has donated the...
07 Oct 2015
MEC Debbie Schäfer visits Grade 12 Spring Schools Holiday programme, 8 Oct
What's On
With only 11 days to go to the National Senior Certificate Exams (NSC) 2015, this is a crucial time for our Grade 12 learners. On Thursday 8th October 2015, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit the...

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