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Global education leader wins provincial Kader Asmal Excellence Award
Global education leader wins provincial Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Alta van Heerden, principal of Sunlands Primary School...

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Mfuleni school “Building Blitz”2
Mfuleni school “Building Blitz”

More than 300 international volunteers are hard at work...

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Rugby hero Cheslin Kolbe surprises his alma mater
Rugby hero Cheslin Kolbe surprises his alma mater

“Cheslin-mania” hit Brackenfell High School when Cheslin Kolbe and...

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Knysna Primary School bids farewell to beloved principal
Knysna Primary School bids farewell to beloved principal

Robert Stoker, Principal of Knysna Primary School, is...

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Overberg Education District Celebrates its Multi-Grade Teachers and Principals!
Overberg Education District Celebrates its Multi-Grade Teachers and Principals!

On Saturday 16 November 2019, the Overberg Education...

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Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day
Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day

In commemoration of World Children’s Day on...

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Theme 2020: The Year of Functional Schools
Theme 2020: The Year of Functional Schools

It has become tradition for the Head of Department to...

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Western Cape’s Top Teachers
Western Cape’s Top Teachers

On Friday, 8 November 2019, the Western Cape Education...

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Paarl principal receives 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in After School Programming
Paarl principal receives 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in After School Programming

Andrew Groeneveld, Principal of New Orleans Secondary School...

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“The Laan” brings star power to CWED’s T2P rally
“The Laan” brings star power to CWED’s T2P rally

On Saturday, 2 November 2019, the Cape Winelands Education...

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Kenridge Primary’s “Love song to the Earth” has a Growth Mindset tune
Kenridge Primary’s “Love song to the Earth” has a Growth Mindset tune

Kenridge Primary School staged a production called “African Dreams”...

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Camps Bay Primary School embarks on alien vegetation hack
Camps Bay Primary School embarks on alien vegetation hack

Under the guidance of nature conservation students from the...

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2019 Long Service Awards honour career milestones
2019 Long Service Awards honour career milestones

A total of 938 employees of the Western Cape Education Department...

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Marconi Beam Primary School Idea cloud success story
Marconi Beam Primary School Idea cloud success story

Marconi Beam Primary School in the Milnerton area has reported...

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Cultural exchange at Tygersig Primary School
Cultural exchange at Tygersig Primary School

Learners at Tygersig Primary School in Uitsig were recently...

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Larries, Flowers and Sea Turtles
Larries, Flowers and Sea Turtles

La Rochelle Girls’ High School’s Green Committee...

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Mitchell’s Plain school cleans up in inter-school competition
Mitchell’s Plain school cleans up in inter-school competition

Mitchell Heights Primary School in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s...

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AMESA mini Conference George
AMESA mini Conference George

The George Branch of Association for Mathematics Education of...

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WCED Dance Showcase
WCED Dance Showcase

The first Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Senior Phase Dance...

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WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project
WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will once again...

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Western Cape road safety school teams shine on the national stage
Western Cape road safety school teams shine on the national stage

Western Cape schools made the province proud when they took...

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Learners learn through play at Kalkfontein Primary
Learners learn through play at Kalkfontein Primary

Curriculum staff in the Metro East Education District continued...

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Values-driven education takes root at school across the province
Values-driven education takes root at school across the province

A number of schools have responded to the WCED’s call for...

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Warriors give hope to learners at Bramble Way Primary
Warriors give hope to learners at Bramble Way Primary

Warriors of Hope (WOH), an organisation that aims to ‘spread a little hope...

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WC shines in SA Maths Challenge
WC shines in SA Maths Challenge

Sweet Valley Primary School was the best overall performing school...

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Molenbeek teacher gets national recognition
Molenbeek teacher gets national recognition

Learners at Molenbeek Special School in Maitland created a life-size...

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Teacher takes initiative to secure computers
Teacher takes initiative to secure computers

Thabo Mayosi, a Grade 5 teacher at Delft South Primary School...

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Official crowned telematics champion

Carol Loff Gillion, a Subject Advisor in the Overberg District...

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Supporting parents of children with special needs
Supporting parents of children with special needs

Bel Porto School for Learners with Severe Intellectual Impairments...

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Top spellers from the WC
Top spellers from the WC

In the national finals of the 2019 Sanlam WOW Spelling Festival...

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Nyanga learner represents team SA at African Spelling Bee in Uganda

Unamandla Nontswabo, a Grade 7 learner at Liwa Primary School in...

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Visual Art celebration at Zeitz MOCAA
Visual Art celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) celebrated the achievements...

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Integrating Educational Technology in Social Sciences – an Online Course for Teachers!
Integrating Educational Technology in Social Sciences – an Online Course for Teachers!

This past week the team at Limina’s creative hub finished...

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Grassy Park principal named one of 2019’s most inspirational principals
Grassy Park principal named one of 2019’s most inspirational principals

Leah Mohammed, a Grade 6 learner at Kannemeyer Primary School in Grassy Park...

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Only one week left to enter for Kader Asmal Excellence Award
Only one week left to enter for Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Nominations for the Kader Asmal Excellence Award is closing on...

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Jordan Brooks – winner of the 35th National Youth Music Competition

Jordan Brooks (16), a violin student of Anne-Marié Swanepoel at...

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Hermanus teen lauded for coaching young chess players
Hermanus teen lauded for coaching young chess players

Inga Mfundisi, a Grade 11 learner at Hermanus High School...

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Learners wow judges with their vocational skills
Learners wow judges with their vocational skills

What can you do with a mountain of old plastic bottles and...

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WCED representatives attend World Skills Conference and Competition in Russia
WCED representatives attend World Skills Conference and Competition in Russia

Neil Simons and Edrich Williams of the Western Cape...

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Western Cape learners shine in SA Programming Olympiad finals
Western Cape learners shine in SA Programming Olympiad finals

Western Cape competitors earned four medals plus three...

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Western Cape Science boffins awarded at Eskom Expo International Science Fair
Western Cape Science boffins awarded at Eskom Expo International Science Fair

The 2019 Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF)...

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Mossel Bay learners are astronomy whizzes

Laerskool Park in Mossel Bay had the daunting task of representing...

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SEA Chief Evaluator appointed
SEA Chief Evaluator appointed

Karen Bydell, a seasoned educationist, has been appointed as...

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Western Cape learner crowned national spelling bee champion

Bayyinah Manjoo from Star College Sybrand in...

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Western Cape learners shine in SA Mathematics Olympiad
Western Cape learners shine in SA Mathematics Olympiad

Emmanuel Rassou, a Grade 9 learner at South...

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SA Mathematics Challenge
SA Mathematics Challenge

A total of 164 Western Cape learners have qualified for the final round of the...

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Life Sciences learners participate in provincial Online Quiz Competition
Life Sciences learners participate in provincial Online Quiz Competition

On Saturday, 14 September 2019, 366 Grade 12 learners...

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MCED’s 5th Annual ICT Conference
MCED’s 5th Annual ICT Conference

The Metro Central Education District (MCED) hosted its 5th Annual...

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Celebrating teaching excellence
Celebrating teaching excellence

The annual provincial round of the National Teaching Awards...

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T2P: ECKD lead Grade 12 Growth Mindset
T2P: ECKD lead Grade 12 Growth Mindset

On 6 August 2019, a group of principals and teaching staff...

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Lessons on World Milk Day
Lessons on World Milk Day

On 11 September 2019, the Western Cape Education Department...

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300 000th learner at the Centre for Conservation Education

The Centre for Conservation Education in Wynberg recently...

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Learners in the West Coast find their Career Path
Learners in the West Coast find their Career Path

On the weekend of 2-3 August 2019, Vredenburg High School’s...

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Action packed Marine Sciences weekend.
Action packed Marine Sciences weekend.

This past weekend, learners from seven schools across...

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From the pen of the learner – multilingual writing competition for Grade 6
From the pen of the learner – multilingual writing competition for Grade 6

On Friday, 06 September 2019, the Directorate: Curriculum General Education....

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Family celebrates 80th birthday with generous donation to Tembaletu School
Family celebrates 80th birthday with generous donation to Tembaletu School

The plight of Tembaletu School in Gugulethu has been weighing...

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Africa Code Week 2019
Africa Code Week 2019

The fifth edition of Africa Code Week was launched on the eve...

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Parel Vallei High School’s top mathematicians
Parel Vallei High School’s top mathematicians

Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West is extremely proud...

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Bloubergrant High School makes learners’ dreams a reality
Bloubergrant High School makes learners’ dreams a reality

Bloubergrant High School embraces the Western Cape Education Department’s...

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Starling Primary School encourages learners to “be more”
Starling Primary School encourages learners to “be more”

At the start of 2019, Ms F Muller, a Grade 6 teacher at Starling Primary...

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Schools of Skills turn heads at Artscape
Schools of Skills turn heads at Artscape

The annual Western Cape Schools of Skills Hairdressing...

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Learners show off their word skills at Provincial Spelling Bee

Thousands of Grade 4 - 6 learners were vying for the...

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Drawing inspiration from Global Teacher Prize Peter Tabichi
Drawing inspiration from Global Teacher Prize Peter Tabichi

Peter Tabichi, Global Teacher Prize winner of 2019...

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Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists
Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

The annual Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists...

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How Worcester PS learners created the shoes Ndlovu Youth Choir wore on America’s Got Talent!
How Worcester PS learners created the shoes Ndlovu Youth Choir wore on America’s Got Talent!

This article by Brent Lindeque was published on....

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Learners lead the way in water savings
Learners lead the way in water savings

Learners from two Cape Town schools have become the teachers when...

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ECKED’s T2P Team have Values conversation in style
ECKED’s T2P Team have Values conversation in style

ECKED’s Circuit 2 Transform to Perform (T2P) team responsible...

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Partnership between Paarl schools pays off
Partnership between Paarl schools pays off

A partnership between Ihlumelo Secondary School...

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Grabouw learners excel in money matters
Grabouw learners excel in money matters

Groenberg Secondary School in Grabouw represented...

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Overberg Education District hosts their first ever girls’ conference
Overberg Education District hosts their first ever girls’ conference

On Saturday, 17 August 2019, a girls’ conference...

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A ‘thank you’ goes a long way
A ‘thank you’ goes a long way

Charlotte Rubain was so impressed with her son’s Grade 3 teacher...

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EXCO wraps up district visits.
EXCO wraps up district visits

This week, the Executive Committee of the WCED...

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Learners benefit from accessibility project
Learners benefit from accessibility project

Construction to make two schools in the Bitou Municipal area...

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WCED celebrates female leadership
WCED celebrates female leadership

The Female Principals Conference on 17 August 2019 at Old Mutual...

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Read to Rise Book Festival at West End Primary

Excitement is mounting at West End Primary School in...

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Little things can tip the scales in raising empowered young people
Little things can tip the scales in raising empowered young people

Marlene Le Roux, CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre in...

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Equipping our learners in self defense
Equipping our learners in self defense

In honour of Woman’s Month, Metro Central’s Specialised Learner...

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‘Taking ownership’ at Aloe HS
‘Taking ownership’ at Aloe HS

Principal of Aloe High School Envil Wertheim and his team...

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Making STEMI come alive
Making STEMI come alive

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual countrywide celebration of Science...

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EnvironmentaLarries pave the way!
EnvironmentaLarries pave the way!

La Rochelle Girls’ High School in Paarl has energetically...

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Tembaletu school wins recycling competition

Tembaletu recently took part in the Blue Ribbon competition...

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Voorspoed Primary School values
Voorspoed Primary School values

Voorspoed Primary School in Hanover Park is a values-driven school

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Klipfontein Primary School at the heart of the community

Ismail Meyer, Principal of Klipfontein Primary School has been...

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Young and new talent take to the stage at school’s drama festival
Young and new talent take to the stage at school’s drama festival

The annual Logan Toneelfees in Fraserburg is billed as...

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Camps Bay HS serves community with love
Camps Bay HS serves community with love

Camps Bay High School "took over" the Ladles of Love Soup Kitchen at...

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Florida HS alumni put mantra into action
Florida HS alumni put mantra into action

Florida High’s Matric Class of 1991 built a wall at the entrance...

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WC comes out tops in SA Rugby Craven Week

Recently, the U18 Western Province Craven Week team travelled...

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Coding ‘Grand Prix’ in Baku
Coding ‘Grand Prix’ in Baku

The 2019 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is currently...

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Deadline looms for teaching awards
Deadline looms for teaching awards

Nominations for the 2019 National Teaching Awards...

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Protea Heights Academy’s archers on target in provincial competition
Protea Heights Academy’s archers on target in provincial competition

The annual Western Cape Provincial Archery Competition was...

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WBHS breaks ground for engineering and design faculty
WBHS breaks ground for engineering and design faculty

After almost two years of planning and preparation, building has commenced on Phase 1...

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Cape Winelands Education District’s future focused school
Cape Winelands Education District’s future focused school

Botha’s Halte Primary School in Worcester has been dubbed the Cape Winelands...

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Private sector responds to school’s call for help
Private sector responds to school’s call for help

Fanie Theron Primary School in Kraaifontein recently opened a new ICT centre...

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T2P sets education landscape ablaze
T2P sets education landscape ablaze

Keith de Wet, Metro East Education District’s lead Transform to Perform...

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Schools vow to make every day a Mandela Day!
Schools vow to make every day a Mandela Day!

Learners at schools across the Western Cape demonstrated Nelson Mandela’s...

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Call for nominations for coaching excellence

This Province has thousands of teachers, coaches and practitioners...

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Marine Sciences curriculum gazetted and open for comment
Marine Sciences curriculum gazetted and open for comment

In January 2019, the Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai...

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Skills test for coders
Skills test for coders

Looking for a problem-solving contest for learners...

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International acclaim for innovative literary project
International acclaim for innovative literary project

The Byderhand Pioneer project has been singled out at the recent...

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Centre aims to inspire teachers to aspire for greatness
Centre aims to inspire teachers to aspire for greatness

The Metro North Education District launched the Aspire...

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WCED launch resource to support teachers in multi-grade classrooms
WCED launch resource to support teachers in multi-grade classrooms

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has launched...

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WCED staff spread cheer on Mandela Day
WCED staff spread cheer on Mandela Day

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) employees came out...

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Programme aimed at unlocking an entrepreneurial mindset piloted in schools
Programme aimed at unlocking an entrepreneurial mindset piloted in schools

Twenty schools in the Western Cape are participating in a pilot...

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Empowering the system to support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Empowering the system to support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Western Cape Education Department’s Directorate: Inclusive and...

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Learners plan for the future in Singapore
Learners plan for the future in Singapore

Learners from Beaumont Primary School in Somerset West, and...

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Southern Suburb schools stage production at Cape Town City Hall
Southern Suburb schools stage production at Cape Town City Hall

In 2018, Rustenburg Girls’ High School embarked on a new and exciting...

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Olympiad celebrates a decade of promoting data skills
Olympiad celebrates a decade of promoting data skills

Twelve top learners proved their data skills at the tenth...

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De Grendel School show off learners’ skills

Save the date, De Grendel School in Milnerton...

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Bellville teacher selected to attend prestigious programme

The WCED would like to congratulate Mr Muserere, an educator and Head...

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Humans of the After School Movement

The After School Programme has started a campaign called “Humans of the After School...

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Creative Arts Senior Phase Teacher Development
Creative Arts Senior Phase Teacher Development

A group of 110 Grade 7 to 9 teachers from rural and urban districts attended

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Action packed launch event set the tone for holiday programme
Action packed launch event set the tone for holiday programme

Start the way you mean to finish!

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Pilot project offers learners an opportunity to obtain accredited certificate
Pilot project offers learners an opportunity to obtain accredited certificate

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Genesis CITI

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SA learners win big at Beijing Science Competition

Young scientists who would like to emulate the achievement of four teenage...

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Creative Arts Course July 2019
Transform to Perform Kannemeyer Primary

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Belgravia HS Dance World Champion

The WCED would like to congratulate Bilquees Alexander (17), from Belgravia High...

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Overberg Education District promotes parents’ and children’s wellbeing
Overberg Education District promotes parents’ and children’s wellbeing

The Inclusive and Specialised Learner and Educator Support (ISLES) component...

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Singing and dancing as Masiyile High School opens new hall
Singing and dancing as Masiyile High School opens new hall

More than three decades after the school first opened its doors in 1987...

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St Idas Primary’s alumni give back to school

St Idas Primary School’s Class of 1982, also known as the “Cabbages”...

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Porterville High School’s creative greywater recycling project
Porterville High School’s creative greywater recycling project

Porterville High School strives to be at the forefront of conservation efforts...

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Agricultural Technical learners attend excellent welding course
Agricultural Technical learners attend excellent welding course

Grade 10 Agricultural Technology learners at Augsburg Landbougimnasium in Clanwilliam

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Brace yourselves…Admissions 2020
Brace yourselves…Admissions 2020

Parents and guardians who applied on the new WCED admissions website...

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Bringing nutrition to the fore
Bringing nutrition to the fore

This past Saturday, the WCED held a National School Nutrition Programme...

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Camps Bay learner receives hero award

Grade 9 Camps Bay High School learner, Sam Warren, recently received one...

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Horizon Maths Competition

Wow, what an event that was held at the Artscape this past Saturday...

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Gardens Commercial High School host their first annual Ramadaan soup kitchen
Gardens Commercial High School host their first annual Ramadaan soup kitchen

During the month of Ramadaan, Muslims are encouraged to...

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Life Orientation Teacher Seminar - Post-school education and training opportunities, and workplace readiness
Life Orientation Teacher Seminar - Post-school education and training opportunities, and workplace readiness

Teachers who attended a seminar...

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Love2Read Initiative
Love2Read Initiative

EDULIS has completed delivery of Love2Read (L2R) material in the...

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Frontline staff make values visible
Frontline staff make values visible

The values calendar in the Client Services Walk-in Centre has proven to be...

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Local Science teacher claims South Africa’s best outdoor archer title

Marie-Louise Vermeulen, a Physical Sciences teacher at The Settlers High...

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Learners urged to take up the pen to tackle their problems
Learners urged to take up the pen to tackle their problems

South Africa’s next generation of writers are honing their skills...

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WCED warns employees about misleading pension and salary redress drive
WCED warns employees about misleading pension and salary redress drive

Over the past few weeks the WCED has been inundated with questions and requests...

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ICT Integration Conference
ICT Integration Conference

High school teachers who attended an ICT Integration Conference at the Cape Teaching...

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110m wheelchair pathway links learners’ home to her school
110m wheelchair pathway links learner's home to her school

In November 2018, a Grade 4 learner at Nebo Primary School...

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HOD brings the message of “Leapfrogging inequality” across to all education districts.
HOD brings the message of “Leapfrogging inequality” across to all education districts

WCED HOD Brian Schreuder has recently been visiting education districts...

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Precision farming in Western Cape Agricultural Schools
Precision farming in Western Cape Agricultural Schools

Six Agricultural Focus Schools in the Western Cape received state of the art animal...

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Applications for SEA Chief Evaluator now open

Suitably qualified individuals interested in the role of Chief Evaluator, the administrative...

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Metro East and Metro South tackle bullying

There are numerous anti-bullying campaigns at both district and school...

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Metro Central reaches out to parents
Metro Central reaches out to parents

The Metro Central Social Work team has identified investing into the...

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New junior traffic training centre at Metro North
New junior traffic training centre at Metro North

Recently a new junior traffic training centre (JTTC) was launched at the Metro North...

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Hout Bay high school learners embrace After School activities
Hout Bay high school learners embrace After School activities

Two schools benefitting from after school programmes are Silikamva High...

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School bathrooms get a makeover
School bathrooms get a makeover

The Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase bathrooms at Koue Bokkeveld Primary...

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City Nature Challenge 2019
City Nature Challenge 2019

It’s official: Cape Town is the most biodiverse city!

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Calitzdorp learners display their skills at agriculture youth shows
Calitzdorp learners display their skills at agriculture youth shows

Learners at Calitzdorp High School are raking in the prizes at...

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WCED bullying campaign internationally recognized
WCED bullying campaign internationally recognized

This past weekend, the WCED’s anti-bullying campaign “Raise your voice, not your phone”...

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Mindfulness and wellness in schools
Mindfulness and wellness in schools

The Mindful Living programme in schools has reached over 900 children...

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Wordworks programme bridges the gap between home and school
Wordworks programme bridges the gap between home and school

More than 100 schools are using the Wordworks Home-School Partnerships programme...

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Cyber Effect initiative launched
Cyber Effect initiative launched

On the 4th May 2019, the WCED eLearning Directorate launched the first Cyber Effect...

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Huguenot High School gets a ‘lift’

Inclusive education got a boost at Huguenot High School in Wellington with a brand...

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First Braille certificate issued to NSC candidate
First Braille certificate issued to NSC candidate

In January 2019, Lise-Mari van Wyk received a national and provincial award for her...

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Spotlight on schools’ histories during International Museum Week
Spotlight on schools’ histories during International Museum Week.

18 May is international Museum Day and this year the theme is ‘Museums as...

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T2P – Fanning the flames of change with our Growth Mindset Facilitators
T2P – Fanning the flames of change with our Growth Mindset Facilitators

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019, the WCED, in collaboration with DoTP, a specialised...

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Career Awareness Competition Winners Announced
Career Awareness Competition Winners Announced

On Monday, 29 April, Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer congratulated....

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Prestigious Award for Bloemhof Principal
Prestigious Award for Bloemhof Principal

Ms Wilna van Heerden, principal of Bloemhof Girls’ High School in...

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Cecil Road Primary School gets a new library
Cecil Road Primary School gets a new library

The MAL Foundation opened their 14th school library at Cecil Road Primary School in...

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Curriculum GET’s Superstar
Curriculum GET’s Superstar

Elizabeth Hector of the GET Curriculum Directorate won in her category at...

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Prince George Primary marks World Book Day with new library
Prince George Primary marks World Book Day with new library

World Book Day is celebrated annually on 23 April and for learn...

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CTLI -  a hive of activity during school holidays
CTLI -  a hive of activity during school holidays

The Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute offered various training opportunities for teachers...

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Protea Heights Academy goes solar
Protea Heights Academy goes solar

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, it was announced that Protea Heights Academy was...

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Districts receive top honours

The Cape Winelands Education District received top honours in two categories of the annual National...

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WCED receives fourth clean audit
WCED receives fourth clean audit

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) received its fourth consecutive Clean Audit...

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Collaborative partnership between Rotary and the WCED
Collaborative partnership between Rotary and the WCED

On Friday 5 April 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Western Cape Education Department and...

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Modderdam High learners to hone their STEM skills
Modderdam High learners to hone their STEM skills

Modderdam High School in Bonteheuwel launched its Science, Technology, Engineering and...

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WCED hosts first Future Focused Education Conference
WCED hosts first Future Focused Education Conference

A wide and diverse range of voices in education and development gathered at the Cape Town...

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Teachers matter!
Teachers matter!

Head of education in the Western Cape Brian Schreuder paid tribute to the excellent teachers in the province and said...

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"You are changing lives"
"You are changing lives"

Andria Zafirakou, the 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner, said while a teacher can't be singled out as the best, teaching is...

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Let’s get rid of the “MESS”
Let’s get rid of the “MESS”

Nirmala Sankaran, CEO of Hey Math!, said that everybody needs to raise their game both inside and outside...

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Comments from delegates

Clinton Spencer, Circuit Manager: “The conference was outstanding. It opens the door for development...

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Making learning relevant

Delegates at an education conference hosted by the Western Cape Education Department heard first-hand accounts from learners...

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Teacher appreciation
Official video for the WCED Education Conversations for the Future Conference

Applications open for National Senior Certificate marking officials
Applications open for National Senior Certificate marking officials

The WCED invites applications to mark the 2019–20 National Senior Certificate and the...

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Holiday Programme at the Cape Town Science Centre
Holiday Programme at the Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre is celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table with a jam-packed holiday programme.

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WC Government allocates R75.251 billion to education over next three years
WC Government allocates R75.251 billion to education over next three years

On 5 March 2019, Western Cape Finance Minister, Ivan Meyer...

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Tembelatu learners are warriors on wheels
Tembelatu learners are warriors on wheels

Two learners from Tembaletu School for learners with special education needs in Gugulethu...

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National Association of English Teachers of South Africa launched
National Association of English Teachers of South Africa launched

The Department of Basic Education has launched the National Association of English Teachers of...

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WCED EXCO wraps up District visits
WCED EXCO wraps up District visits

Over the past month, the WCED Executive Committee traveled across the Province visiting schools...

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Space learning at Soneike High School
Space learning at Soneike High School

Soneike High School in Kuils River is busy establishing itself as a space learning centre and learners...

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Schools gear up for the provincial skills competition
Schools gear up for the provincial skills competition

Principals and teachers responsible for Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology and Electrical...

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South Peninsula HS science club explores gene technology
South Peninsula HS science club explores gene technology

The science club at South Peninsula High School in Diep River kicked off their 2019 programme with a talk...

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eLearning brings Geography to life in the classroom

Geography teachers recently had an opportunity to try out a selection of eLearning technologies they...

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Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority out for comment
Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority out for comment

One of the new provisions in the Western Cape Education...

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Cellphone use in the classroom
Cellphone use in the classroom

There has been some debate on the use of technology in the classroom, including cellphones, to enhance...

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“Value-drivers” in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District
Value-drivers” in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District

The Eden and Central Karoo Education District Office has been celebrating and living their values for quite some...

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Metro North pays tribute to Keisha Ruiters, posthumously
Metro North pays tribute to Keisha Ruiters, posthumously

In February, the Metro North District held their 2018 NSC Award Ceremony at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. One special...

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Cape Academy helps learners soar

Shaheer Van Duyn, a Grade 12 learner at the Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology (CAMST) in Constantia...

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Calitzdorp HS How one good deed can lead to another
Calitzdorp HS: How one good deed can lead to another

In 2018, the SGB chairperson of Calitzdorp HS, Mr Eugene Malan, saw a need for after-school activities for the learners of his...

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Member of the public helps the WCED to track down enrolment scam

This week, a member of the public notified the WCED of a fake enrolment notice/advert that was circulated around Du Noon...

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Touwsranten Primary School: changing mindsets through e-learning
Touwsranten Primary School: changing mindsets through e-learning

Touwsranten Primary School, a no-fee school in Hoekwil in George, is one of 16 Model schools benefitting from the e-learning game...

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Radio DJ, Carl Wastie joins Minister Debbie Schäfer to spread the WCED’s anti-bullying message
Radio DJ, Carl Wastie joins Minister Debbie Schäfer to spread the WCED’s anti-bullying message

On Wednesday, 20 February 2019, Minister Schafer visited  Westridge Secondary School in Mitchells...

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I felt like I won against the New Zealand All Blacks
“I felt like I won against the New Zealand, All Blacks”

That moment I won, it felt like I just played and won against the New Zealand, All Blacks,” said Klapmuts Primary School Principal...

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New tradition at Panorama Primary School promotes the WCED mantra

Panorama Primary School always tries to find and implement new opportunities or customs to make a valuable and lasting impression on...

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Life Orientation teachers expose learners to careers in the SANDF
Life Orientation teachers expose learners to careers in the SANDF

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) joined ‘forces’ with the South African Defence Force (SANDF) to expose learners...

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Camps Bay HS officially opens new classroom development
Camps Bay HS officially opens new classroom development.

On Friday, 8 February 2019, Head of Department Brian Schreuder officially opened a new classroom development at Camps Bay Highl...

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Hillwood Primary school learners reclaim their roots
Hillwood Primary school learners reclaim their roots

Learners at Hillwood Primary School in Lavender Hill are exposed to Khoekhoe, one of the first languages of South Africa, as part of the...

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New schools help accommodate growth in Western Cape
New schools help accommodate growth in Western Cape

Eight new schools, including three mobile schools, opened their doors in January to accommodate the growth in learner numbers in the...

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Wupperthal school reopens after tragic fire
Wupperthal school reopens after tragic fire

Learners in Wupperthal started the 2019 academic year on 21 January after a devastating fire destroyed the school hostel...

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Capetonians come out in support for Holy Cross RC PS
Capetonians come out in support for Holy Cross RC PS

On Thursday, 7 February 2019, many of us watched in shock and sadness as a fire ravaged 3 classrooms, a library...

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Africa sets gold standard for frontline service
Africa sets gold standard for frontline service

Lionel Africa won gold in the 2018 Service Excellence Awards for best frontline public service employee in the Western Cape...

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WCED to host Education Conference in March 2019

On 25-26 March the WCED will be hosting, together with other stakeholders, an education conference in Cape Town at the Cape Town...

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Western Cape nominates Provincial Finalist for the Kader Asmal Teachers Award

Ms Olga Peel

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists...

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Telematics Project wins silver award
Telematics Project wins silver award

The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) Telematics Project, which beams lessons via satellite technology, won silver at the 2018 Service Excellence...

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Western Cape celebrates matric success
Western Cape celebrates matric success

Top achievers in the 2018 National Senior Certificate exams were honoured at the annual matric awards celebration earlier this...

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WCED hosts Education Indaba
WCED hosts Education Indaba

On the 26th of January 2019, the WCED met with various stakeholders in education across the Province on a variety of issues affecting schools in the...

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Blue Heritage plaque awarded to the Centre for Conservation Education
Blue Heritage plaque awarded to the Centre for Conservation Education

This week, the Simon van der Stel Heritage Foundation unveiled the Blue Heritage Plaque award to the Centre for Conservation...

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