The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it has made numerous resources available to help matriculants prepare for their end-of-year examinations.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says with exams kicking off on the 27th of October, it is crucial that Grade 12s spend as much as possible time revising their work in preparation for the exams.

Schäfer urges Matriculants to access the WCED’s online-platforms to do their revision.

Access the ePortal here: https://wcedeportal.co.za/

Access the Telematics programme here: https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/edumedia/telematic-schools-project

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The Western Cape Education Department encouraged matriculants, over the age of 18, to get their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

The WCED says if pupils get their injection this week still they would have two weeks to build up their immunity before the exams kick off.

This year’s matric examinations will start on 27 October 2021.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says it’s important that Grade 12s keep themselves safe as they near the examinations.

Read more here.

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The City’s Directorate of Safety and Security says it deployed an Automated Number Plate Recognition system to track down vehicles with cloned or duplicated licence plates.

The system also allows traffic-officers to trace motorists who have outstanding warrants or unpaid traffic fines.

May-co member at the Directorate, JP Smith says, in the past two months alone traffic services received 445 complaints about duplicated number plates.

For the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, officers made:

  • 1 930 arrests for drunk driving and reckless & negligent driving
  • impounded 6 688 public transport vehicles
  • impounded 3 043 cellphones
  • recorded more than 2.6 million offences

Read more here.

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The Western Cape Education Department has urged matriculants to make use of its Mental Health support services as they prepare for and approach their end-of-year exams.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says each of the province’s education districts has a Specialised Learner and Educator Support team to assist learners during this stressful time.

She says parents and learners can also contact the WCED’s Safe Schools call-centre to be directed to mental-health care services.

Read more on this initiative here.

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The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway turns 92 this month and now offers South Africans the chance to go up and down Table Mountain for only R200 per return ticket.

This special price is only valid for the month of October, to visitors with a valid South African ID.

Return tickets for children, under 18 years of age, will cost only R100.

Operational Head at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Wahida Parker.

Visit tablemountain.net for more information.

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