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 Media Releases: 2013

4 December, 2013Minister Grant wishes all learners and educators a happy and safe holiday
3 December, 2013Four years on: Meeting the objectives in our Strategic Plan
28 November, 2013WCED prepared and ready for the start of the 2013 NSC marking process
26 November, 2013Ministers warn matric rage revellers of a "no-nonsense approach" when it comes to road safety
25 November, 2013Western Cape Government launches wellness mobiles to screen learners
19 November, 2013216 Schools apply to become no-fee schools in 2014
15 November, 2013Formosa Elsen unit anniversary
14 November, 2013Over R40 million paid out to help schools struggling with the cost of fee exemptions
13 November, 20138.1 million books delivered to Western Cape schools over three year period
8 November, 2013Speech by Minister Grant - "Our Teachers – Our Inspiration"
8 November, 2013Western Cape honours province’s top teachers in teaching awards
7 November, 2013Parents have less than a month left to enrol their child in a school
4 November, 2013Guy Fawkes: Minister Grant appeals to parents to discourage irresponsible behaviour
28 October, 20132013 NSC Candidates 'put pen to paper' in first exam
24 October, 2013WCED adds Life Sciences videos to their Matric support page
22 October, 2013Minister Grant cautions NSC candidates against cheating
14 October, 2013Background to the national quintile system
14 October, 2013Western Cape to increase number of no-fee schools
9 October, 2013Opening of school hall - Pelican Park PS
8 October, 20132013 Grade 3,6 and 9 Language and Mathematics tests – over 250 000 learners to write tests in next two weeks
7 October, 2013WCED prepared and ready for the 2013 NSC
4 October, 2013World Teacher’s Day – Paying tribute to their commitment and dedication
2 October, 2013Holiday Vandalism - "Thieves are not welcome anywhere near our schools"
26 September, 2013Reading conference: "Igniting the literacy fire in our young learners"
25 September, 2013Supporting our learners ahead of the 2013 NSC
16 September, 2013WCED Launches new matric support website
10 September, 2013Promoting the use of sign language in our schools and expanding equal opportunity for all our learners
8 September, 2013International Literacy Day 2013
27 August, 2013Matric September Exams: Candidates also responsible for their own results
21 August, 2013Decision to appeal school closure judgment
16 August, 2013Action plan between Western Cape Government and the City of Cape Town to help protect educators in Manenberg
14 August, 2013Closure of Manenberg schools as a result of threat to educator and learner safety
31 July, 2013School closures – This is a sad day for education
26 July, 2013Minister Grant to attend handover of ICT equipment to Pniel Primary School
24 July, 2013WCED reaches target in reducing absenteeism levels at schools
18 July, 2013Donald Grant: "There is no better way to honour our beloved Madiba than by improving the lives of our young children through education"
17 July, 2013Improving the quality of school infrastructure in our poorer communities in order to expand access to quality education
17 July, 2013WCED opens 2nd and final phase for school enrolment for 2014
16 July, 2013Burglary and vandalism: "Actions by a few selfish people will ultimately affect the learner"
15 July, 2013Back to school: Minister Grant visits Ysterplaat PS for joint Pedestrian Safety Programme
8 July, 2013Improving the quality of the delivery of the curriculum in our schools
2 July, 2013Improving the language and maths skills of our educators in order to improve learner results
30 June, 2013Speech by Minister Donald Grant: Launch of the Inter-provincial Schools Hockey Tournament
26 June, 2013Thousands of learners from hundreds of schools take part in the 2013 "Winter School" programme
20 June, 2013WCED programmes for learners and educators during the winter school holidays
12 June, 2013Official opening of the iPad/Tablet Centre - Eversdal Primary School
7 June, 2013Replacing structures of the past - 50 schools to receive building upgrades
4 June, 2013Telematics programme being implemented in other provinces following success in the Western Cape
3 June, 2013WCED opens online orders for textbooks for 2014
31 May, 2013Learning from international best practice in school safety
27 May, 2013Western Cape exceeds 38 000 NSC passes following the release of the supplementary examination results
24 May, 2013Education: Big Challenges, Big Ideas
24 May, 2013Toespraak deur Minister Donald Grant, Minister van Onderwys, by die amptelike opening van die Agulhas Vaardigheidskool
23 May, 2013Special needs support: speech by Minister Donald Grant at the 50th Anniversary of the Carel du Toit Centre for the Deaf
23 May, 2013WCED begins textbook procurement process for 2014
22 May, 2013The value of systemic testing: speech by Minister Donald Grant to the SA Girls' Schools Association Conference
15 May, 2013Learner shot at Spes Bona HS
13 May, 2013Western Cape welcomes the interim report by the SAHRC on textbook delivery
2 May, 2013Minister Grant: Learners education opportunities are again being blocked in Zwelitsha
2 May, 2013WCED reaction to the NEEDU report
29 April, 2013Western Cape Government further expands access to meals at schools
24 April, 2013Minister Grant pleased that the majority of our schools in the system continued to function as per normal
10 April, 2013Western Cape reaches goal of universal access to Grade R
9 April, 2013Minister Grant: Incidents of burglary and vandalism over the autumn school holidays declined
4 April, 2013Donald Grant, Minister van Onderwys, Wes-Kaap: Toespraak aan die SBA Wiskunde-Kongres, Universiteit van Stellenbosch
27 March, 2013Minister Grant delivers the Education Budget for 2013/2014
26 March, 2013Minister Grant approaches the Constitutional Court on School Closures
24 March, 2013Plan to address the needs of our underperforming schools
16 March, 2013Awards celebrate excellence in Mathematics, Accounting and Economics
8 March, 2013Applications for enrolment at schools in 2014 are now open
8 March, 2013Western Cape educators do the province proud at the National Teaching Awards
26 February, 2013Western Cape rewards the province's top adult learners
19 February, 2013WCED honours achievements in 2012 Language and Maths tests
19 February, 2013School dramatically improves language and mathematics results
18 February, 2013WCED awards top students at the FET Awards
12 February, 2013Visually impaired learners receive new e-braille computers
5 February, 2013Khayelitsha schools have 950 places available
4 February, 2013Minister Grant makes a formal complaint to SAPS on behalf of the children at an illegal "school"
31 January, 2013WCED offers support to candidates writing supplementary examinations
24 January, 2013We are fulfilling our duties and responsibilities. It is now time that parents fulfill theirs
23 January, 2013WCED launches 2013 literacy and numeracy campaign
17 January, 2013Burglary and vandalism cases remain the same
16 January, 20131st Day of school – Working ‘Better Together’ as a team to ensure our learners receive a quality education
15 January, 2013Parents who enrol their children late must exercise patience as we assist them
14 January, 2013Positive improvements in Language and Mathematics Results
9 January, 2013Matric 2012 - Merit List
9 January, 2013Matric 2012 - School Awards
9 January, 2013Matric 2012 - Learner Subject Awards
9 January, 2013Speech by Minister Donald Grant at the NSC awards for outstanding achievement by learners and schools in 2012 at Leeuwenhof.
7 January, 2013NSC award criteria for the Western Cape National Senior Certificate 2012 Awards Ceremony
7 January, 2013Second chance available for those qualifying to write supplementary exams
3 January, 2013Today is a celebration for many candidates, schools and educators
2 January, 2013Record pass numbers for Western Cape
1 January, 2013Minister Grant: "We are confident that the Class of 2012 in the Western Cape will do themselves and this Province proud."

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