Media Releases: 2016

9 December, 2016DBE circular putting a band-aid on a patient in ICU
8 December, 2016New Head of the Western Cape Education Department appointed
6 December, 2016Minister Schäfer wishes all WCED educators, learners and staff a happy and safe holiday
5 December, 2016Practice of withholding report cards will not be tolerated
1 December, 2016Minister Schäfer appeals to NSC candidates to celebrate responsibly
30 November, 2016Learners of Du Noon Primary to start 2017 academic year in brand new school
22 November, 2016WCED is investigating allegations at Wynberg Girls High School
14 November, 2016WCED assists 97% of fee paying schools as parents struggle to pay fees
8 November, 2016Minister Schäfer urges NSC candidates to remain focused as they reach the halfway mark
6 November, 2016Western Cape honours top teachers
28 October, 2016Protesters disrupt tests at three West Coast schools
27 October, 2016High Court orders SADTU, COSAS not to disrupt systemic tests
26 October, 2016Minister Schäfer visits Kleinvlei High School as the majority of candidates begin writing the 2016 NSC
24 October, 2016Minister Schäfer responds to Equal Education's Social Audit
24 October, 2016WCED seeks interdict against SADTU and COSAS
20 October, 2016Minister Schäfer warns SADTU to call off boycott of systemic tests
18 October, 2016Clarification of alcohol clause in Education Amendment Bill
18 October, 2016Grade 12 learners begin to write the 2016 NSC Examinations
17 October, 2016Minister Schafer concerned as incidents of spring holiday vandalism up in the Western Cape
13 October, 2016Minister Schäfer cautions Grade 12 learners against cheating in the upcoming NSC examinations
10 October, 2016Minister Debbie Schäfer pleased with security measures around 2016 NSC examination papers
9 October, 2016Fourth and Final Term: Make it Count
5 October, 2016Great teachers are the reason why ordinary learners dream to do extraordinary things - World Teachers Day 2016
4 October, 2016Spring schools for matrics running smoothly
3 October, 2016RCL elections 2017 process to begin this month
29 September, 2016WCED announces spring school holiday plans
20 September, 2016Effective systemic tests aid quality education
15 September, 2016Registrations open for Senior Certificate Examinations 2017 - a second chance for Adult learners
14 September, 2016Writing systemic tests is not a choice for SADTU to make
9 September, 2016Outcome of the appeal of Mr Brian Isaacs
8 September, 2016WCED trains teachers on dealing with FAS
8 September, 2016New award to highlight leadership excellence in after-school activities
8 September, 2016WCED HOD issues code of conduct review circular to all schools
7 September, 2016Minister Schafer condemns violent and unruly behaviour at Joe Slovo
5 September, 2016Minister Schafer wishes class of 2016 good luck ahead of trial examinations
3 September, 2016Progress update at Sans Souci Girls High School
1 September, 2016Codes of conduct at schools must reflect the values of the constitution
24 August, 2016Proposed Amendments to Western Cape Provincial School Education Act, 1997
24 August, 2016WCED's bold initiative to fast-track learners onto a career path
15 August, 2016WCED to strengthen vetting systems for staff appointments
26 July, 2016The WCED reminds teaching staff of its strict approach to Corporal Punishment
20 July, 2016Minister Schafer concerned about increase in burglary and vandalism incidents reported over the 2016 winter holiday period
30 June, 2016Equal Education's intimidatory grandstanding no solution to improving real education issues
30 June, 2016More than 10 000 NSC Candidates attend Grade 12 Winter Schools across the Western Cape
29 June, 2016Programmes for over 1500 Western Cape teachers on offer this winter
28 June, 2016Minister Debbie Schäfer visits Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Voorspoed Primary School in Hanover Park
26 June, 2016WCED plans to place nearly 10 000 interns in Western Cape schools
23 June, 2016WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators
15 June, 2016Western Cape learners commemorate Youth Day
13 June, 2016WCED appeals for patience while schools finalise registration process
25 May, 2016Engineers advise moving learners from City school
23 May, 2016Senior Certificate Examinations 2016 - a second chance for Adult learners
11 May, 2016WCED questions Gugulethu SAPS commitment to learner safety
10 May, 2016Minister Schäfer condemns protest action that prevents schooling from taking place
5 May, 2016Western Cape Matric pass rate now up to 85.9% after Supplementary Exams
26 April, 2016Minister Schäfer condemns theft and vandalism at Arcadia High School
25 April, 2016Food Garden success in Scottsdene an example for all Schools
12 April, 2016Minister Schafer seeks Police Commissioner's urgent response to gang violence around Western Cape schools
7 April, 2016Minister Schäfer angered and deeply saddened by criminals who target our most vulnerable learners
20 March, 2016Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2016/2017
16 March, 2016Minister Debbie Schafer hands over two new schools in Eerste Rivier today
28 February, 2016MEC Schäfer congratulates South Africa's top eLearning teacher
19 February, 2016WCED awards schools for excellence in language and maths
11 February, 2016Wellness Mobile initiative improves access to healthcare
10 February, 2016One month left to enrol your child for 2017 academic year
3 February, 2016WCED launches new Language and Mathematics strategies
1 February, 2016Minister Schäfer cautions against the operating of illegal schools
29 January, 2016Progress made on Avondale Primary School, Atlantis
27 January, 2016WCED pleased with 2015 Systemic Test Results
26 January, 2016WCED officials lay criminal charges against arsonists targeting Nomzamo Primary School
25 January, 2016WCED support for NSC supplementary exams
17 January, 2016More than 7000 learners in the Western Cape qualify for Supplementary Examinations
14 January, 2016MEC Schafer pleased that incidents of burglary and vandalism are reducing year on year
13 January, 20161st day of school in the Western Cape off to a good start
12 January, 2016Speech by Minister Debbie Schäfer at the 2015 NSC awards
12 January, 2016Matric 2015 Merit List
12 January, 2016Matric 2015 School Awards
12 January, 2015Matric 2015 Subject Awards
11 January, 2016WCED urges parents without places for their children to contact district offices immediately
10 January, 2016Quintile 1-3 schools now showing above 70% average pass rates in Western Cape
6 January, 2016MEC Schafer celebrates today with improved schools in Mfuleni and Mitchells Plain
5 January, 2016Western Cape's 2015 NSC results - facts and figures
5 January, 2016Western Cape claims top spot while retaining quality
4 January, 2016Timing of release for 2015 NSC results
4 January, 2016Minister Schafer confident that the Western Cape will see an improvement in 2015 NSC results

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