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Western Cape Education Department (WCED)

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is responsible for public schooling in the province, from Grades 1 to 12, as well as further education and training (FET) in the FET colleges.  The WCED operates in eight Education Districts with a Head Office in Cape Town.

LocationPostal AddressTelephoneFax
WCED Head OfficePrivate Bag 9114, Cape Town, 8000021 467 2000021 467 2996
Metro Central Education DistrictPrivate Bag X4, Athlone, 7760021 514 6700021 514 6953
Metro East Education DistrictPrivate Bag X23, Kuilsriver, 7579021 900 7000021 903 9484
Metro North Education DistrictPrivate Bag X45, Parow, 7500021 938 3000021 938 3180
Metro South Education DistrictPrivate Bag X2, Mitchell's Plain, 7785021 370 2000021 372 1856
Cape Winelands Education DistrictPrivate Bag X3102, Worcester, 6849023 347 6000023 342 4138
Eden & Central Karoo Education DistrictPrivate Bag X6510, George, 6530044 803 8300044 873 2253
Overberg Education DistrictPO Box 588, Swellendam, 6740028 214 7300028 214 7400
West Coast Education DistrictPrivate Bag X3026, Paarl, 7620021 860 1200021 860 1231


WCED Call Centre: 0861 923 322


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