Budget cuts implications on schools in Western Cape

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is grappling with the consequences of a significant budget cut of R716 million, adversely affecting plans to construct 21 new schools in the province. Bronagh Hammond, spokesperson for the WCED, addressed the issue on VOC Breakfast on Thursday, shedding light on[…]

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Last Stretch of 2023 Matric Exams

By Ragheema Mclean The matric class of 2023 has officially reached the final stretch of their National Senior Certificate exams, with just under 1 million learners across the nation wrapping up their last exam papers. In the Western Cape, learners are set to write Paper 3 for Afrikaans Home Language,[…]

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Matric final exams in Western Cape ready for success

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen As the matriculation final exams draws closer, the Western Cape Education Department is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a smooth and successful examination period. In an interview with VOC Breakfast on Wednesday, spokesperson Bronagh Hammond provided insights into the state of matric readiness and the measures[…]

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Western Cape Minister of Education provides an update on the latest operations within its department

By Kouthar Sambo With the final school term in full swing and matriculants preparing for their final examination, the Western Cape minister of Education (WCED), David Maynier, said the 2023 academic year came with several challenges, but the WCED, its staff and learners overcame these challenges effortlessly. “This has been[…]

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Don’t fear, WCED ready to help matric class of 2023

By Loushe Jordaan Gilbert With the matric class of 2023 preparing for their final examinations that are due to start at the end of October, the Western Cape Education Department said they have enough resources to ensure their learners are successful. Speaking to VOC Breakfast on Tuesday morning, Kerry Mauchline,[…]

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WCED update: 2024 admissions status

By Dideka Njemla The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has concluded their admission process but still urges all parents and guardians to register their children for the 2024 academic year. While the application process comes as a perplexity to many parents and guardians, WCED Spokesperson Bronagh Hammond provided clarity on[…]

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