Media Releases: 2018

26 November, 2018Minister Schäfer and Minister Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly
20 November, 2018NSC 2018 - Results Release
19 November, 2018WCED compensates 97% of fee paying schools for over 81 000 learners whose parents struggle to pay fees
15 November, 2018Education Amendment Bill: The biggest Public Education Reform package since 1994 is passed by the Western Cape Provincial Parliament
12 November, 2018Press statement regarding stolen matric biology papers is a fake
5 November, 2018A victory for Uitzig HS learners - Western Cape High Court rules in favour of MEC to close Uitsig High School
4 November, 2018Response to ANC statement on Rustenberg Girls Junior School
4 November, 2018WCED announces top teachers and principals
1 November, 2018Two Bloemhof Girls High School learners take top two places nationally in the 2018 SADC Essay Competition
1 November, 2018Collaboration on school safety yields jail sentence for school vandals
25 October, 2018Matric update and appeal to part-time learners
22 October, 2018Schools to close on 12 December 2018
22 October, 2018Minister Schafer wishes learners in the Western Cape good luck for the upcoming NSC exams
19 October, 2018WCED HOD : We must together tackle substance abuse in our schools
18 October, 2018Cape Argus continues to mislead its readers unabated
18 October, 2018Correction: Sinako High School learner in critical condition
16 October, 2018Ministers Schäfer and Grant appeal to metrorail and taxi associations to assist with learner transport for NSC exams
12 October, 2018Grade 12 learners begin writing 2018 NSC Examinations with CAT and IT
11 October, 2018MEC Schäfer cautions Grade 12 learners against cheating in the upcoming NSC examinations
8 October, 2018Fourth and Final Term of 2018 set to be a busy and important one
8 October, 2018MEC Schafer extends condolences to the late MEC Mandla Makupula's family
5 October, 2018World Teachers' Day 2018 - WCED announces a plan to address teacher stress and safety challenges
4 October, 2018Career Awareness Week: 15 to 19 October 2018: Preparing learners for the world of work
17 September, 2018Learner violence against educators will not be tolerated
6 September, 2018Over 8 000 learner places being blocked by parents who have not confirmed placement
3 September, 20182018 NSC: 40 days to go - support for trial examinations and 2018 NSC
28 August, 2018Another learner abduction reported, in the Southern Suburbs
27 August, 2018Womens month: MEC Schäfer donates a year's worth of stationery to One Plek Shelter for Girs
21 August, 20181 policeman to 521 residents in Khayelitsha - how are the police supposed to protect and serve our schools?
16 August, 2018Raise your voice - not your phone
15 August, 2018Minister Schäfer concerned regarding reports of learner abductions in the Zonnebloem area
15 August, 2018#Womensmonth award-winning female architect takes ministers on tour of new pre-primary school
2 August, 2018School nutrition plays an important role in improving education outcomes
31 July, 2018Bring in the specialised gang units and the army in to protect our communities now
24 July, 2018Incidents of burglary and vandalism during winter school holidays concerning
23 July, 2018Assistance for parents still requiring placement in schools in 2019
23 July, 2018Four Cape Town learners ranked in top 20 for English Olympiad
20 July, 2018Durbanville primary school - world champions in 10th World Choir Games 2018
19 July, 2018Minister Schafer calls for an end to violence in Zwelihle after learners have been out of school for three days
18 July, 2018MEC Schafer congratulates six Cape Town learners on the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
12 July, 2018Decline in reported learner pregnancies - Western Cape
29 June, 2018Six Cape Town learners to attend 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
28 June, 2018MEC Schafer responds to the ANC's false claims on Amendment Bill
28 June, 2018Grade 12 learners attend Winter Schools across the Western Cape
22 June, 2018WCED Winter holiday programmes for learners and educators
18 June, 2018Three teachers hijacked at gunpoint on school premises - ACJ Phakade Primary School
14 June, 2018MEC Schafer at the Policy debate on Budget Vote No 14 – Basic Education
5 June, 2018Minister Schafer announces R10 000 reward for information following armed attacks on schools
27 May, 2018Western Cape Education MEC and HOD meet with EE leadership
24 May, 2018Western Cape 2017 NSC pass rate increases to 84.3% after Supplementary Exams
22 May, 2018Fire at De La Bat School for the Deaf
21 May, 2018MEC deeply concerned about allegations of sexual misconduct at Equal Education
26 April, 20182019 Admissions Update and learner growth in the Western Cape
24 April, 2018Schools across the Western Cape will remain open on Wednesday 25th April 2018
12 April, 2018Decrease in the number of schools targeted over the autumn holiday
11 April, 2018MEC Schäfer expresses shock and sadness following Middelpos Primary School shooting
28 March, 2018Western Cape Government Education Budget Vote 2018/2019
26 March, 2018SGB Elections 2018: Minister Schafer highlights importance of full and thorough handover process
13 March, 2018Construction on track for brand new water-wise R64 million high school in Kraaifontein
9 March, 2018Minister Schafer grateful for contribution to more inclusive history resources
5 March, 2018Premier Zille congratulates Western Cape Batho Pele winners
21 February, 2018SGB elections 2018: The Western Cape prepares for South Africa's second biggest election
20 February, 2018Western Cape teacher wins National eTeaching award
19 February, 2018WCED introduces new tool for parents to track their admission application as schools open admissions for 2019
14 February, 2018WCED support for 2017 NSC supplementary examinations
31 January, 2018Premier Zille announces plans to support schools in the event of day zero
23 January, 2018Premier Zille to meet principals and health facility managers on water crisis
22 January, 2018MEC Schafer calls on communities to help protect schools as vandalism incidents increase
17 January, 20182018 school year off to a smooth start in the Western Cape
11 January, 2018Premier Zille congratulates WC learners at matric awards ceremony
11 January, 2018Western Cape celebrates matric success
11 January, 2018Matric 2017 results - facts and figures
11 January, 2018Matric 2017 Awards to School
11 January, 2018Matric 2017 Awards to learners
9 January, 2018WCED implements learner placement plan for 2018
8 January, 2018Deadline for applications for re-marking or re-checking scripts, and to write supplementary exams is Friday, 19th January 2018
5 January, 2018Minister Schäfer congratulates successful learners in the Western Cape
4 January, 2018Western Cape focussing on quality matric passes

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