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School closures: Affected institutions abandon latest appeal

The schools, which planned to appeal a ruling upholding a shut down order, have abandoned legal action.

FILE: The affected institutions have officially withdrawn their application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court decision.  Picture: Saps

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department says a group of schools that had planned to appeal a court ruling upholding a decision to force them to shut their doors have now abandoned the legal action.

The department explains the schools and officials have agreed to revisit the matter and start the process over again.

The affected institutions have officially withdrawn their application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court decision.

The department's Jessica Shelver says they'll be looking at the process again.

"We will consult with each school on an individual basis, to discuss their current circumstances. It's been three years since we decided to close the schools and the situation may have changed in each school and the department will be having a look at the situation at each school."