Media Releases: 2017

13 December, 2017Minister Schäfer congratulates Western Cape Teacher, Wendy Horn, listed as one of the world's top 50 teachers
10 December, 2017Minister Schafer deeply saddened by tragic passing of Westerford High School learner
7 December, 2017WCED to interrogate disappointing PIRLS results
5 December, 2017Practice of withholding report cards against the law and will not be tolerated
5 December, 2017Schools save a whopping 7.6 million litres of water, thanks to smart water metering
27 November, 2017Good news for matric candidates
27 November, 2017Ministers Schäfer and Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly
23 November, 2017WCED compensates 96.5% of fee paying schools for over 80 000 learners whose parents struggle to pay fees
15 November, 2017WCED joins Shoprite/ Cape Talk Challenge and calls for more pledges by the Private Sector
15 November, 2017Collaboration Schools reflect commitment to building partnerships
14 November, 2017Minister Schäfer on the BELA Bill - don't fix what isn't broken
7 November, 2017Minister Schafer pleased with progress as NSC candidates reach the halfway mark
5 November, 2017Western Cape Top Teachers Awards - 3rd November 2017
27 October, 2017Curbing gang violence requires a 'whole of society approach'
19 October, 2017Ministers Schäfer and Grant appeal to metrorail and taxi associations to assist with learner transport for NSC exams
16 October, 2017Minister Schäfer very pleased with drop in incidents of burglary and vandalism
13 October, 2017Grade 12 learners begin writing 2017 NSC Examinations
12 October, 2017Minister Schäfer cautions Grade 12 learners against cheating in the upcoming NSC examinations
10 October, 2017Completion expected soon on brand new R60 million Eerste River high school project
10 October, 2017WCED takes steps to protect the integrity of the 2017 NSC examinations
6 October, 2017The Western Cape takes double gold at the national Nkosi Albert Luthuli Young Historians' awards
5 October, 2017World Teachers' Day 2017 - let's celebrate our teachers!
4 October, 2017Response of decision to close Uitzig High School
3 October, 20172017 NSC: Thousands of matrics attend WCED spring schools
2 October, 2017Registrations open for Senior Examinations 2018 - a second chance for Adult learners
29 September, 2017World body elects Cape Town principal as leader
27 September, 2017Bullying tactics develop with modern technology - Schools urged to implement policy on social media and social networking
21 September, 2017Minister Schafer concerned as 66.7% of learners tested for drugs were positive
15 September, 2017Ministers strongly condemn arson attack on Thembalethu school construction site
12 September, 201740 days to the 2017 NSC: WCED support for Candidates
11 September, 2017Fire at Northway Primary School destroys two classrooms and part of the school hall
21 August, 2017New 'Year of the Teacher' award categories for 18th annual Western Cape Provincial teaching awards 2017
18 August, 2017Western Cape comes out tops for Reading and Maths in Southern and Eastern Africa Report
16 August, 2017Western Cape learners rake in international awards - 29th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) in Iran
14 August, 2017Western Cape learners bring home awards in international mathematics olympiad
3 August, 2017Response to Grootkraal Judgment
2 August, 2017Tragic Accident involving National Education Standing Committee Members
25 July, 2017MEC Schäfer pleased that incidents of burglary and vandalism have reduced
24 July, 2017Premier zille and Minister Schafer showcase eLearning model school in Gugulethu
6 July, 2017Over 10 000 learners attending WCED Winter Schools during the holiday period
5 July, 2017WCED equips teachers to offer crucial technical skills education
4 July, 2017Cabinet Approves Western Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Bill
3 July, 2017WCED opens state-of-the-art school library and information centre
29 June, 2017WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators
27 June, 2017Parents of Oranjekloof Primary School unanimously support continuation of Collaboration Schools Programme
19 June, 2017Estimated costs of damage to schools reaches R124 million
9 June, 2017Mother of all Cape Storms Damages 135 schools across the Western Cape
7 June, 2017Schools to reopen after devastating storm
6 June, 2017WCED HOD closes Western Cape schools ahead of severe weather warning
5 June, 2017Minister Schafer appeals to schools to complete textbook orders on time for 2018
1 June, 2017Minister Schafer calls on Minister of Police to fulfil 2015 promise of gang units
15 May, 2017Western Cape Matric pass rate now up to 87.3% after Supplementary Exams
10 May, 2017Fourth day of schooling missed due to protests regarding housing
20 April, 2017Increase in the number of schools targeted over the Easter Holidays
19 April, 2017Principal of Bishop Lavis school of skills brutally stabbed after receiving threats
30 March, 2017WCED April holiday programmes for learners and educators
29 March, 2017Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2017/2018
27 March, 2017Western Cape teacher wins top national award for primary school teaching
17 March, 2017WCED welcomes agreement on Uitzig court action
15 March, 2017WCED condemns intimidation at Llwandle primary school
14 March, 2017MEC Schafer pleased with SADTU's acknowledgement on Systemic Tests
13 March, 2017MEC Schafer thanks individuals and organisations that have assisted schools in Imizamo Yethu
14 February, 2017Year of the Teacher encourages respect for and responsibility of teachers
9 February, 2017WCED completes investigation at Wynberg Girls' High School
9 February, 2017Wynberg Girls' High School - Hostel Superintendent not guilty of misconduct (Ministry)
5 February, 2017WCED announces deadline for 2018 school enrolment
19 January, 20172016 Systemic Test results show sustained improvement
18 January, 2017Condition of Uitzig High School
18 January, 2017WCED places 10 000 learners one week into the new term
17 January, 2017Deadline for applications for re-marking or re-checking scripts, and to write supplementary exams is Thursday, 19 January
16 January, 2017MEC Schafer pleased that incidents of burglary and vandalism continue to reduce year on year
12 January, 2017We are making good, credible progress on quality education
12 January, 2017Western Cape 2016 National Senior Certificate Awards
12 January, 2017Matric 2016 results - facts and figures
12 January, 2017Matric 2016 Merit List
12 January, 2017Matric 2016 School Awards
11 January, 20171st day of school in the Western Cape off to a good start
10 January, 2017WCED completes Sans Souci investigation
9 January, 2017Schools prepared for start of 2017 academic year
5 January, 2017Minister Schäfer extremely happy with increase in pass rate while successfully retaining the highest percentage of learners in the country

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