Wced district offices

Western Cape Education Districts

A brief introduction to the Education Districts

Contact Information: 

Chief Director: Districts
Alan Meyer
PA: Nandipha Sikhweyiya
Tel: 021 467 2089
Fax: 021 467 9325
e-Mail: Nandipha.Sikhweyiya@westerncape.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag 9114, Cape Town 8000

Metro Central Education District
Onderwysdistrik Metro-Sentraal
ISithili seMfundo iMetro Central

Sanette Nowers
Director: Metro Central Education District
PA: Dori-anne Petersen
Tel : 021 514 6700
Fax : 021 514 6953
e-Mail: Dorianne.Richards@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Metro Central Education District
  Private Bag X4
  MOWBRAY
  7705

Street Address:
  Gate House 2
  Alexandra Provincial Office Precinct
  Haven Road
  Garden Village
  MAITLAND

See here for FET Curriculum branch and Special Needs Education contact details
Metro East Education District
Onderwysdistrik Metro-Oos
ISithili seMfundo iMetro East

Benjamin Schereka
Director: Metro East Education District
PA: Zainunissa Meyer
Tel: 021 900 7000  /  Fax: 021 903 9484
e-Mail: Zainunissa.Meyer@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Metro East Education District
  Private Bag X23
  KUILS RIVER
  7579

Street Address:
  Belhar Road
  off Nooiensfontein Road
  KUILSRIVER
Metro North Education District
Onderwysdistrik Metro-Noord
ISithili seMfundo iMetro North

David Millar
Director: Metro North Education District
PA: Unathi Booi (acting)
Tel: 021 938 3000  /  Fax: 021 938 3180
e-Mail: Unathi.Booi@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Metro North Education District
  Private Bag X45
  PAROW
  7500

Street Address:
  Timmerman Street
  PAROW
Metro South Education District
Onderwysdistrik Metro-Suid
ISithili seMfundo iMetro South

Granville Stander
Director: Metro South Education District
PA: Paulina Redelinghuys
Tel: 021 370 2000  /  Fax: 021 372 1856
e-Mail: Paulina.Redelinghuys@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Metro South Education District
  Private Bag X2
  MITCHELL’S PLAIN
  7785

Street Address:
  Lentegeur Hospital
  AZ Berman Drive
  Lentegeur
  MITCHELL’S PLAIN
Cape Winelands Education District
Onderwysdistrik Kaapse Wynland
ISithili seMfundo iCape Winelands

Juan Benjamin
Director: Cape Winelands Education District
PA: Linda Ntlombeni
Tel: 023 348 4601  /  Fax: 023 342 4138
e-Mail: Linda.ntlombeni@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Cape Winelands Education District
  Private Bag X3102
  WORCESTER
  6849

Street Address:
  9 Durban Street
  WORCESTER
Eden & Central Karoo Education District
Onderwysdistrik Eden & Sentrale Karoo
ISithili seMfundo i-Eden & Central Karoo
Desmond Maarman
Director: Eden & Central Karoo Education District
PA: Heather Maarman
Tel: 044 803 8300  |  Fax: 044 873 2253
e-Mail: Heather.Maarman@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Eden & Central Karoo Education District
  Private Bag X6510
  GEORGE
  6530

Street Address:
  Rentzburg Court
  42 Courtenay Street
  GEORGE
Overberg Education District
Onderwysdistrik Overberg
ISithili seMfundo i-Overberg

Helene van Zyl (Acting)
Director: Overberg Education District
PA: Nenanda Dramat
Tel: 028 214 7300  |  Fax: 028 214 7400
e-Mail: Nenanda.Dramat@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  Overberg Education District
  Private Bag X08
  CALEDON
  7230

Street Address:
  Kollege Straat 15 College Road
  CALEDON
  7230
West Coast Education District
Onderwysdistrik Weskus
ISithili seMfundo iWest Coast

Heather van Ster
Director: West Coast Education District
PA: Cecile Louw
Tel: 021 860 1200  /  Fax: 021 860 1231
e-Mail: Cecile.Louw@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
  West Coast Education District
  Private Bag X3026
  PAARL
  7620

Street Address:
  6 Hospital Street
  PAARL

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.