The new Western Cape MECs, who were appointed to their posts about two weeks ago, have officially taken their place in their new offices this week.
Premier Alan Winde recently made the new appointments following the resignation of Debbie Schafer as Education MEC, and the dismissal of Albert Fritz who served as MEC for Community Safety.
The new MEC for Education, David Maynier, says he will launch his Listening and Learning Program this week to liaise with role players across the province to see how education in the Western Cape can be further improved.
Maynier replaces Debbie Schafer and says good communication is the key to helping the province’s education sector grow even further.
The newly appointed provincial MEC for Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mirelle Wenger says she will make job creation in the Western Cape her top priority.
Wenger says she will follow in the footsteps of her predecessor, David Maynier.
She says Maynier left her with a strong foundation and clear strategy for her department.
Reagen Allen has been appointed as the new MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety, Tertius Simmers as the MEC for Infrastructure, and Daylin Mitchell as the MEC for Mobility.
Watch Premier Alan Winde’s full announcement here.
- Premier Alan Winde announces changes to his Provincial Cabinet.
- Education MEC Schafer resigns, Premier Winde to announce changes to his Cabinet tomorrow.
This morning I visited Emkhondweni Educare Centre to learn more about the ECD sector and to engage with practitioners about their ideas and challenges. A strong foundation is essential to prepare children for grade 1 – success or failure starts here. #ListenAndLearn pic.twitter.com/X51G8xRGWL
— David Maynier (@DavidMaynier) May 17, 2022
A big thank you to my predecessor, @DavidMaynier, for the excellent work and strong foundation that I have to build on!
I wish him well as the Minister of Education, which is critical to ensure that our learners have the necessary skills they need to enter the job market. pic.twitter.com/3VBxdzT8tH
— Mireille Wenger (@MireilleWenger) May 16, 2022