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Back to school for Dunoon learners following violent protests

Learners from the four schools in the area will receive support from the Education Department.

Debris litters Dumani Road in Dunoon after a night of protests and looting. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Department of Education says education activities at all four schools in Dunoon have resumed.

Following violent protests in the area, the decision was made to close the schools on Monday and Tuesday.

Steps have been taken to ensure that catch-up plans are in place for any work that might have been missed.

Education MEC spokesperson Jessica Shelver says, "All four schools in the Dunoon area are open today. The schools were closed following violent protests in the area. Our information is that the learners are quite traumatised. WCED special needs teams are at the school to assess and assist learners and district officials are working with the schools to ensure that catch up plans are instituted."

Earlier today, members of the community agreed to stop the service delivery protest and condemned the acts of violence.

Councillor Lubabalo Makeleni says those behind the protests do not even live in the vicinity.

A follow-up meeting between members of the community and the City of Cape Town is scheduled to take place next week.

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