Western Cape Department: Education

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X9114, Cape Town, 8000
Physical Grand Central Towers, Lower Parliament Street, Cape Town, 8001
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.

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