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WC school vandalism repairs to cost over half a million rand

Vandalism has increased slightly despite additional security at high risk schools.

FILE: Primary pupils make their way to the school kitchen. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education department says repairs to schools that have been vandalised during the winter holidays will likely exceed a half a million rand.

The department says 21 schools have been burgled or vandalised which is slightly up from last year when 18 were targeted by criminals.

The incidents occurred despite an increase in security at some high risk schools.

The department's Jessica Shelver says: "We ask that every community member please help their schools by participating in neighbourhood watches and also reporting any suspicious behaviours in and around our school's immediately."

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