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Cosas threatens to shut down schools across the WC

Cosas in the Western Cape claims the plight of underprivileged pupils in the province goes unnoticed.

File picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) in the Western Cape has threatened to shut down schools across the province on 22 July.

Cosas says it's currently communicating with all its branches.

The organisation claims its grievances are not being taken seriously.

Cosas in the Western Cape claims the plight of underprivileged pupils in the province goes unnoticed.

Provincial secretary Michael Mayola says, "Corporal punishment is growing and growing in the Western Cape. There's also the issue of racism and the privatisation of school."

Mayola says the mass shutdown will take place next month. It's planning a meeting at Mew Way Hall in Khayelitsha.

Cosas says it has alerted the office of Education MEC Debbie Schafer, as it wants to hand over a memorandum of grievances to her.