It appears the Western Cape Education Department is slowly winning the war against vandalism.
So far, 15 cases of theft and damage to property were reported since schools opened for teachers on Monday.
It has decreased compared to the previous year when nearly 30 incidents were recorded.
Provincial Education spokesperson Bronagh Casey said even though the statistics are provisional, they are encouraged by the numbers.
“The figure does suggest that there is a continued decline in the number of holiday incidents at Western Cape schools…,” she said.