Popular Topics
20°C / 22°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 30°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 19°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 20°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 20°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 27°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 31°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 35°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 33°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 19°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 33°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 33°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 25°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 17°C

Vandalism in schools costs WC R10m a year

MEC said figures for just half the affected schools indicate repairs have already amounted to R800,000.

For many the first day of school poses no safety threat, but that is not the case for the pupils in the gangster riddled Valhalla Park area who attend Beauvallon Secondary school.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education says vandalism costs the department approximately R10 million every year.

The department says 21 schools fell victim to vandals during the summer break.

One Mossel Bay school was shut on the first day of the academic year on Wednesday, after vandals looted the school and destroyed toilet facilities.

Education MEC Debbie Schafer said preliminary figures for just half the affected schools indicate repairs have already amounted to about R800,000.

Her spokesperson Jessica Shelver said, "We deployed additional security for the 13 of our school in the Western Cape that are identified as high risk. We are pleased to see that the number of incidences has dropped significantly during the recent holiday period.

"The Metro central district reported the highest number of incidents in the province, and this obviously comes at a huge expense to not only the WCE but also the schools that are serving our communities."

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus