More schools close in W Cape

2010-08-25 17:10
Cape Town - There has been a marginal increase in school closures and teacher absenteeism since Tuesday, the Western Cape education department said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said 86 schools (6%) were closed as a result of the public service strike and 17% of teachers were absent from work.

"There have been no serious incidents of violence or intimidation around the province", she said.

"We are thankful that the vast majority of our schools in the Western Cape continue to function."

Casey said the department had advised parents and caregivers to send their children to school on Thursday.

The province's health department said less than 1% of its employees were on strike on Wednesday.

Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha said services had carried on as normal in the province.

"I am grateful to employees who continued their service in the wake of intimidation," he said.

"In the wake of the proposed march tomorrow, I call on our essential health workers to continue their duties at health facilities."
- SAPA
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