The Western Cape Education Department says its pleased that National Government has secured additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson single dose COVID-19 vaccine for the education sector, including independent schools. Spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond, says the doses are earmarked for rollout from Friday at schools in the province. She says[…]
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) are being pressured to release the investigative report into the alleged ‘racist’ saga that unfolded at the Brackenfell High School matric ball incident. However, according to the WCED it found no racist motives behind the event. The department said last week the report contained[…]
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that two National Senior Certificate Examination Papers will be rewritten nationally following an investigation into the leaks of the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2. The dates of the rewrites will be as follows: -Mathematics Paper 2: 15 December 2020 –[…]
The Human Rights Commission says it has served the Western Cape Education Department with an allegations notice over the racism claims at Brackenfell High School in Cape Town. Violent clashes erupted outside the school last Friday as hundreds of EFF supporters protested against alleged racism at the school. Police used[…]
Legal battles between the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Heathfield High School principal Wesley Neumann may go to the labour court soon after the embattled principal was granted an application for an interdict to stop the WCED’s disciplinary action against him. Neumann is under fire for his refusal to[…]
Parents of learners at Heathfield high school have voiced their discontent over the treatment of principal Wesley Neumann and have accused the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) of using bullying tactics to silence him. Neumann is facing disciplinary action by the department yesterday and attended a pre-trial hearing on Monday,[…]
The Western Cape Education Department has listed some of the available resources that matriculants can use for preparation for the 2020 National Senior Certificate Examinations, which will officially commence on the 5th November and conclude on the 15th December 2020. 1. The WCED’s ePortal The ePortal hosts a variety of[…]
Western Cape Education MEC, Debbie Schafer says the announcement that schools will close for a month did not come as a shock, but was disappointing, as Cabinet had succumbed to pressure from teachers unions. While addressing the nation on Thursday night, president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that public schools will be[…]
There are vociferous calls from parents and teachers on the Cape Flats for education authorities to stop the victimisation of educators and principals who are opposed to schools reopening. On Monday, picketers lined the street outside Heathfield High School, waving placards in support of the current principal, Wesley Neumann. This[…]
Several pickets have taken place outside of schools throughout the province this week as parents and teachers continue their call for schools to be closed until the coronavirus peak has passed. There are grave concerns that since learners were reintegrated into the classroom last month, both teachers and learners have[…]
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