Western Cape Education Department

Western Cape schools remain open despite coronavirus scare

The Western Cape education department (WCED) on Thursday said schools in the province would remain open despite a man testing positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. Western Cape education MEC, Debbie Schäfer urged residents to remain calm. “There is currently one confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Western Cape. He is[…]

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ANC condemns ‘unacceptable’ WCED trip to Israel

Capetonians have reacted strongly in opposition to the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) visit to Israel, calling it ironic, disgraceful and unacceptable. The ANC’s shadow MEC for education in the Western Cape legislature, Khalid Sayed says that the claims the DA-run province is making cannot legitimise nor justify the trip and[…]

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School vandalism and burglary draining WCED budget

With the evergrowing crime rate in the Western Cape not even schools are safe from vandalism and burglary. Shocking figures reflect that there has been a drastic increase in the amount of school burglary and vandalism cases from January to June last year in comparison to this year. Minister of[…]

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Muslim learners will not write exams on Eid day: WCED

Muslim learners in the Western Cape will not write examinations on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. This was the reassurance given by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), following the uproar surrounding a letter sent by Laerskool De Waveren Primary School in Ruiterwacht to parents, which has gone viral on[…]

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Cape school vandalism cost over R500 000

The Western Cape has had to fork out more than R500 000 due to vandalism at schools over the winter holidays. The wellbeing of pupils could be compromised if these incidents are not curbed. Vandals damaging school premises and stealing much-needed equipment is It’s not an unfamiliar occurrence. Over the[…]

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