Western Cape Department Budget for 2016-17


Creating opportunity for all through improved education outcomes. This is given expression through the three over-arching goals:

  • An improvement in the level of language and mathematics in all schools
  • An increase in the number and quality of passes in the National Senior Certificate
  • An increase in the quality of education provision in poorer communities


To provide quality education to all learners in the province through the following:

  • Overall planning for, and management of, the education system;

  • Education in public ordinary schools;

  • Support to independent schools;

  • Education in public special schools;

  • Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Grade R;

  • Training opportunities for teachers;

  • A targeted food programme and other poverty alleviation and safety measures; and

  • Support to teachers through provision of basic conditions of service, incentives and an employee wellness programme

Main Services and Core functions

  • Curriculum and Assessment support.

  • Administrative and financial support systems.

  • Institutional development and support systems, structures and programmes.