Department: Education

Contact details

Physical: Grand Central Towers, Lower Parliament Street, Cape Town, 8001
Postal: Private Bag X9114, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 467 2000
Fax: 021 467 2996


The Western Cape Department of Education is responsible for primary and secondary school education in the province, in public schools, and various specialised education services. The Department supports Grade R and subsidises private schools.

The Department’s key strategic objectives are to: improve language and mathematics performance in primary schools; increase the number and improve the quality of National Senior Certificate passes; and increase the quality of education provision in poorer communities.

Office Bearers

Ms D Schäfer
Head of Department
Mr B Schreuder

Ms Debbie Schäfer (Minister)
Head of Department:
Mr Brian Schreuder
Deputy Directors General:
Mr Leon Ely (Finance)
Mr Tau Matseliso (Institution Development and Coordination)
Mr Brian Schreuder (Curriculum and Assessment Management)
Chief Directors:
Mr Salie Abrahams (Business Intelligence Management)
Mr Ivan Carolus (People Management Practices)
Mr Clifton Frolick (Districts)
Mr Archie Lewis (Physical Resources)
Sigamoney Naicker (Inclusive Education and Special Programmes)
Ms Tina Singh (Assessment and Examinations)
Mrs Erna Veldman (Financial Management)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Paddy Attwell (Director: Communication)
Ms Jessica Shelver (Media Liaison Officer: Ministry)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a17 032 79215 668 78514 360 243
Actual Expendituren/a17 001 27115 502 19614 288 110
Employee Compensationn/a12 427 32711 566 93310 735 885
Goods and Servicesn/a1 454 4781 503 9711 274 013
Capital Assetsn/a1 212 384736 777571 481
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a1052 4596 924
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a52665139
Posts Approvedn/a40 20340 75831 516
Posts Filledn/a39 93640 19731 459
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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