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 Media Releases: 2010

12 January, 2011Western Cape honours top matrics
12 January, 2011Matric 2010 - Awards to Learners
12 January, 2011Matric 2010 - School Awards
4 January, 2011Matric results - accurate indicators of success
9 December, 2010Teachers hard at work marking matric papers
9 December, 2010WCED prepared and ready for 2011
2 December, 2010End of the examinations, and the start of the marking process
1 December, 2010New Education Bill passed in the Provincial Legislature
29 November, 2010Western Cape features in world education study
24 November, 2010WCED outlines progress made in achieving its strategic objectives
23 November, 2010Expanding access to quality education
15 November, 2010WCED launches textbook retrieval campaign
14 November, 2010Minister Grant - NSC Examinations - "Pleased with process so far"
9 November, 2010Eradicating the digital divide in our provinces schools
4 November, 2010Learner enrolment for 2011
20 October, 2010Learning the lessons of primary school testing
29 October, 2010WCED launches Teacher Laptop Initiative in Western Cape
28 October, 2010Minister Grant announces progress on mobile classroom plan
25 October, 2010Celebrating school library month
24 October, 2010Minister Grant appeals to Matrics to celebrate responsibly during and after their examinations
22 October, 2010WCED honours Western Cape’s top teachers
20 October, 2010Thousands of Grade 12 learners receive tuition via an interactive satellite broadcast
18 October, 2010Classes continue for some Grade 12s despite end of Grade 12 school year
15 October, 2010Working together to improve educational outcomes in Khayelitsha
14 October, 2010Minister Grant confirms delivery of desks and chairs to Zisukhanyo Secondary school
12 October, 2010Western Cape government announces steps to further strengthen numeracy and literacy strategy
7 October, 2010Financial management - WCED best in the country
11 October, 2010Minister Grant: Matric Examinations - WCED prepared and ready
6 October, 2010Western Cape breaks new ground with greatly expanded Grades 3, 6 and 9 testing paving the way for improved learner outcomes and accountability
5 October, 2010Minister Grant on World Teacher's Day
4 October, 2010Minister Grant on final term: “Energy and positivity must continue throughout the fourth term.”
30 September, 2010Principals conference on how best to manage a successful school.
29 September, 2010Minister Grant sends his condolences to family of drowned Grade 12 learner
28 September, 2010Minister Grant pleased with turnout and enthusiasm at holiday programmes for Grade 12s
20 September, 2010WCED announces Western Cape 2010 Teaching Awards
17 September, 2010Minister Grant to kick off the Kellogg's Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge
16 September, 2010Preparations for 2011 academic year
15 September, 2010WCED to continue with Literacy and Numeracy annual tests
8 September, 2010Western Cape celebrates International Literacy Day
7 September, 2010Minister Grant welcomes the suspension of the strike
6 September, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 6 September 2010
3 September, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 3 September 2010
3 September, 2010Minister Grant provides an update on the September exams
2 September, 2010Protestors disrupt FET college exams
31 August, 2010Minister Grant announces an additional 599 teaching posts for 2011
30 August, 2010Minister Grant announces details of new Claremont high school
27 August, 2010Minister Grant provides an update on the September exams
25 August, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 25 August 2010
25 August, 2010Update - Minister Grant reacts to Blackheath tragedy
25 August, 2010Minister Grant reacts to Blackheath tragedy
24 August, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 24 August 2010
24 August, 2010Minister Grant announces further support measures for learners during the strike
23 August, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 23 August 2010
20 August, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 20 August 2010
20 August, 2010Monies to be deducted with immediate effect
19 August, 2010Review of effects of today’s industrial action - 19 August 2010
19 August, 2010Minister Grant releases the Western Cape Government’s strike management plan for education
18 August, 2010Minister Grant reviews effects of today’s industrial action
17 August, 2010Minister Grant outlines WCED’s response to teachers strike
12 August, 2010Provincial Cabinet approves Western Cape Education Bill
11 August, 2010Provincial Education drive to enroll learners early for 2011
10 August, 2010Minister Grant reviews effect of stayaway
6 August, 2010Minister Grant outlines plans for Tuesday's public service stayaway
4 August, 2010Basket of posts consultation - ensuring the delivery of a quality curriculum
2 August, 2010Minister Grant on possible strike action
28 July, 2010Minister Grant comments on possible industrial action by teacher unions
21 July, 2010WCED meets with communities to discuss literacy and numeracy results
20 July, 2010Minister Grant monitors latecomers from Cape Town station
14 July, 2010Drop in burglary and vandalism cases over longer holiday period
13 July, 2010Minister Grant: Third term starts on a positive note
12 July, 2010WCED prepared and ready for the start of the third term
6 July, 2010Minister Grant notes Minister Motshekga's announcement
4 July, 2010100 Days to go - WCED Prepared and ready
24 June, 2010Minister Grant visits Grade 12 holiday tutoring programme
22 June, 2010WCED leads the country in textbook provision
8 June, 2010Minister Grant wishes learners and educators a safe and happy holiday as we reach the end of the second term
7 June, 2010Minister Grant announces details on the WCED's 2010 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment testing
2 June, 2010Minister Grant encouraged by schools who have elected to offer extra tuition during school holidays
28 May, 2010Minister Grant attends new Westlake Primary School Sod Turning Ceremony
26 May, 2010Minister Grant visits Phoenix Secondary after fatal stabbing
25 May, 2010Minister Grant announces Schools Holiday Plan for 2010 World Cup
25 May, 2010Minister Grant condemns senseless death of learner
19 May, 2010Minister Grant condemns disruption of teaching at Avondale Primary School
17 May, 2010Minister Grant wishes Grade 12's the best for the June examinations
14 May, 2010"Sharing our passion to create text-rich environments in our schools"
11 May, 2010Minister Grant launches the "Own your future" public awareness campaign
30 April, 2010Minister Grant inspects site of Naphakade High School in Malmesbury
29 April, 2010Consultation process on draft Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill successfully concluded
20 April, 2010World Cup study and holiday plans
19 April, 2010Minister Grant visits Malmesbury to assess progress on Naphakade Secondary School
15 April, 2010Calm restored at Naphakade Secondary
14 April, 2010Minister Grant seeks urgent interdict to prevent further destruction of school infrastructure
14 April, 2010Minister Grant condemns violent disruption at Naphakade Secondary
12 April, 2010Minister Grant launches “Own YOUR future” campaign
7 April, 2010Minister Grant visits Autumn School aimed at increasing the Grade 12 pass rate in Khayelitsha schools
26 March, 2010WCED honours school achievement in literacy and numeracy
26 March, 2010Easter holiday programmes
24 March, 2010Education Budget Vote, Western Cape Provincial Legislature, Cape Town
18 March, 2010Minister Grant - deeply saddened and angered by murder of Masibambisane learner
16 March, 2010Minister Grant conducts an inspection of the use of hand held metal detectors
9 March, 2010“We must be firm, fair and consistent in dealing with latecomers.”
4 March, 2010WCED awards top adult achievers
3 March, 2010Minister Grant condemns senseless killing
25 February, 2010Minister Grant announces new school building programme
24 February, 2010Minister Grant welcomes Cabinet approval of Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill
19 February, 2010Education is top priority, says Premier
18 February, 2010Release of the Grade 6 literacy and numeracy results
17 February, 2010Minister Grant pays surprise visit to monitor late arrival of educators and learners.
16 February, 2010Minister Grant backs Skinstead shoe campaign
11 February, 2010Minister Grant conducts site inspection at Oranjekloof Primary
10 February, 2010Using the World Cup and mid-term holidays to support teaching and learning in our schools
9 February, 2010Minister Grant: “Did your child read, write and practise maths today?”
9 February, 2010Minister Grant announces settlement with Moravian Church
5 February, 2010WCED reacts to Oranjekloof protest march
5 February, 2010Cape High Court awards interdict
3 February, 2010Learning continues at Ludwe Ngamlana
2 February, 2010Ludwe Ngamlana: Illegal actions will not be tolerated
2 February, 2010Minister Grant reveals strategy to increase the Grade 12 pass rate
25 January, 2010NSC awards for outstanding achievement by learners in 2009
12 January, 2010Award function - Leeuwenhof, 25 January, 2010
13 January, 2010Western Cape schools ready for 2010
11 January, 2010Reports reveal a drop in vandalism incidents at schools
8 January, 2010Underperforming schools - Minister's comment
7 January, 2010Turning disappointment into opportunities

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