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/Management

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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a17 922 20217 221 16115 668 785
Actual Expendituren/a17 637 34217 198 34515 502 196
Employee Compensationn/a13 117 24412 611 49711 566 933
Goods and Servicesn/a1 769 9641 466 5261 503 971
Capital Assetsn/a1 121 0891 212 384736 777
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a-1052 459
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a8526651
Posts Approvedn/a40 32640 20340 758
Posts Filledn/a39 97539 93640 197
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