Department Of Basic Education Western Cape

Department Of Basic Education Western Cape

Department Of Basic Education Western Cape
The Western Cape Education Department seeks to ensure that all learners of the Western Cape acquire the knowledge, skills and values they need to lead fulfilling lives, and to contribute to the development of the province and the country.
The department divides the Western Cape into seven districts, and educates close on 900 000 learners in a year, with a staff of around 30 000 educators.
The department is responsible for education at all levels including:

  • Early childhood development.
  • General education and training.
  • Further education and training.
  • Adult basic education and training.

The Western Cape Education Department maintains a comprehensive education website that contains up-to-date information and online services including:

  • The online “Find-a-School” search facility.
  • A database of media releases.
  • Curriculum news.
  • Educational resource materials.
  • Circulars and minutes.
  • A database of education-related legislation.

Contact the department for further information.
 

Street Address:
Room 9-26, 9th Floor, Grand Central Towers, Lower Parliament St, Cape Town, 8001
Postal Address:
Private Bag X9114, Cape Town, 8000
  1. General Enquiries
    Telephone:
    021 467 2000
    Fax:
    021 467 2996
    Email:
    Media1.Media1@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Call Centres:
    Employment and salary enquiries: 0861 92 33 22
    Safe Schools: 0800 45 46 47
  2. Personal Assistant
    Telephone:
    021 467 9280
    Email:
    Tracy.Cronje@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    PA: Tracy Cronje
  3. Head of Department
    Telephone:
    021 467 2535/6
    Fax:
    021 461 3694/467 2363
    Email:
    Eduhead.Eduhead@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Head of Department: Brian Schreuder
  4. Head of Office
    Telephone:
    021 467 2534/6
    Email:
    Lucinda.Boniface@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Head of Office: Lucinda Boniface
  5. Communications
    Telephone:
    021 467 2531/32
    Fax:
    021 461 3694
    Cellphone:
    083 261 7699
    Email:
    Paddy.Attwell@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Head of Communication: Paddy Attwell