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 Media Releases: 2012

21 December, 2012Minister Grant's response to the court decision on school closures
18 December, 2012Western Cape project offers new hope for learners who are at risk of
dropping out of school
6 December, 2012End of 2012 school year – six new schools to open in 2013
5 December, 2012Grant comments on 2012 ANA results
26 November, 2012Minister Grant appeals to NSC candidates to celebrate responsibly
21 November, 2012Three Years On: Meeting the objectives in our Strategic Plan
20 November, 2012Speech on Universal Childrens Day: Protecting and nurturing our children to realise their full potential
20 November, 2012WCED launches online, e-Recruitment System
15 November, 2012Communicating better: Over 1 500 tablets to be delivered to school principals
12 November, 2012R30 million paid out to help schools struggling with the cost of fee exemptions
9 November, 2012Speech by Minister Grant - "Our Teachers - Our Inspiration"
9 November, 2012WCED honours Western Cape's top teachers for 2012
1 November, 2012The Western Cape Government's vision for ICT in education
24 October, 2012WCED plans well in advance for 2013 school year
21 October, 2012Matric exams: The time for the Class of 2012 to shine has finally come
16 October, 2012School closures: Minister Grant announces plans to improve education opportunities for learners - Click here for a summary of key points
15 October, 2012School closures: Minister Grant to announce plans to improve education opportunities for learners
11 October, 2012Thousands of Grade 3, 6 and 9 learners begin writing the annual provincial literacy and numeracy tests
10 October, 2012Prizegiving at Durbanville High School
8 October, 2012Minister Grant on the fourth and final term of the school calender
6 October, 2012Innovation Africa Summit
4 October, 2012Western Cape Education Department celebrates World Teachers' Day
24 September, 2012Heritage Day and the opening of the New Horizons Library in Bitou
18 September, 2012Crunch-time for the Class of 2012 as the WCED wraps up NSC preparation
14 September, 2012Official Opening of the Northpine Technical HS
13 September, 2012The city of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government join forces to improve school safety
6 September, 2012Minister Grant to now consider all representations made to him on the proposed school closures
4 September, 2012Minister Grant releases details on the WCED’s infrastructure plan
29 August, 2012Addressing the safety needs of our schools, educators and learners
23 August, 2012Additional funding for public schools serving poorer communities
22 August, 2012WCED engages Cosatu on proposed school closures
8 August, 2012WCED increases the basket of educator posts for 2013
7 August, 2012Proposed school closures: WCED prepares learner placement plan
2 August, 2012What's it all about? Keynote address by Penny Vinjevold, Head of Education,
Western Cape.
1 August, 2012The Western Cape opens orders for Primary School textbooks
30 July, 2012Minister Grant announces NSC award criteria for 2012 and release of matric countdown supplement
17 July, 2012Minister Grant calls on public to participate in school closure process
 WCED: Why we close schools, click here (pdf 233 KB )
WKOD: Hoekom ons skole sluit, druk hier (pdf 236 KB )
iWCED: Kungani na sivala izikolo, click here (pdf 238 KB )
15 July, 2012New mobile school in Grabouw ready for start of third school term
12 July, 2012WCED programmes to help improve matric performance
11 July, 2012Striving for excellence - why we close schools
10 July, 201210 500 educators, principals and deputy principals receive training on CAPS
6 July, 2012Textbooks and workbooks provided to Kraaifontein schools
5 July, 2012The ANC has once again misled the public
21 June, 2012END OF 2ND Term – Holiday programmes and extensive teacher training
to begin next week
20 June, 2012Minister Grant on school closures
12 June, 2012WCED launches Enrolment 2013 campaign
6 June, 2012WCED prepares to deliver 1.6 million textbooks in 2013
28 May, 2012Minister Grant launches school improvement initiative
24 May, 2012Improving infrastructure planning in education
23 May, 2012Minister Grant: Transversal Counter-Truancy operation a success
22 May, 2012New technologies enhancing mathematics tuition in the classroom
17 May, 2012Minister Grant visits ACJ Phakade Primary School to investigate various claims pertaining to the teaching and infrastructure conditions at the school
15 May, 2012Minister Grant and Minister Plato observe a search and seizure at a Khayelitsha school
9 May, 2012WCED Launches new Maths and Science Strategy
8 May, 2012Supplementary exam results - Western Cape exceeds 34 000 NSC passes
23 April, 2012Grabouw: WCED to build on two temporary school sites
19 April, 2012WCED Completes its 31st new school under its Infrastructure Plan
16 April, 2012WCED plan to alleviate overcrowding in Grabouw now underway
27 March, 2012Reading conference attracts hundreds of educators
23 March, 2012Budget Speech: Western Cape to invest R14.2 billion in education in 2012/13
19 March, 2012Minister Grant condemns further disruption in Grabouw and briefs media on the facts
18 March, 2012Minister Grant attempts to meet representatives of the Elgin Grabouw Civic Organisation to discuss issues affecting learners at Umyezo Wama Apile Combined School
14 March, 2012WCED closes Grabouw school temporarily
12 March, 2012Minister Grant condemns the disruption of learning at Umyezo Wama Apile School
6 March, 2012Minister Grant comments on the protests in Grabouw
1 March, 2012Western Cape starts enrolments for the 2013 school year
29 February, 2012Western Cape rewards the province's top adult learners
24 February, 2012Western Cape educators do the province proud at the National Teaching Awards
21 February, 2012Minister Grant reports on replacement plan progress and success
16 February, 2012The Launch of the 2012 Growsmart Literacy Competition
16 February, 2012Western Cape 2011 Literacy and Numeracy Awards
9 February, 2012Making Education BETTER TOGETHER by improving our children’s reading, writing and maths skills
8 February, 20122011/12 supplementary examinations to begin tomorrow
7 February, 2012Making Education BETTER TOGETHER - Western Cape is prepared and ready for the upcoming SGB elections
30 January, 2012Minister Grant kicks off 2012 teacher training programme
23 January, 2012Last minute rush to apply for the 2011/12 supplementary examinations
20 January, 2012Minister Grant announces 2011 Literacy and Numeracy results
19 January, 2012WCED offers free tuition to matric supplementary exam candidates
17 January, 2012Upcoming release of the Grade 3, 6, 9 literacy and numeracy testing results
11 January, 20121st Day of school - Working 'better together' to ensure our learners receive a quality education
10 January, 2012Matric 2011 - Awards to Learners
10 January, 2012Matric 2011 - School Awards - Criteria
10 January, 2012Matric 2011 - School Awards
10 January, 2012Western Cape releases names of top candidates and schools in the province
10 January, 2012Speech by Minister Donald Grant at the NSC awards for outstanding achievement by learners and schools in 2011 at Leeuwenhof
5 January, 2012NSC results show systems improvement in the Western Cape
4 January, 20122011 NSC: Class of 2011 does the Western Cape proud

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