Cosas demands still water for Gauteng schools - department

2017-03-15 21:35
A looted shop in Fordsburg. (Supplied)

A looted shop in Fordsburg. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) has made a demand for "still water" at schools in a memorandum to the Gauteng education department on Wednesday, the department said.

Earlier on Wednesday, News24 reported that high school students looted shops in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, but it was unclear if the looting was connected to the handover of the memorandum.

Gauteng education spokesperson Oupa Bodibe estimated that 500 pupils were present at the handover of the memorandum.

"Cosas submitted a memorandum of demands including demand for still water at schools," Bodibe said.

They were peaceful and orderly, he said.

Bodibe said he believed that the looting occurred when the students were heading home.

Cosas could not be reached for comment.

In an invitation to the event on the Cosas Facebook page, the organisation said it would march to the education department to discuss issues including scholar transport, "one learner one tablet", free uniforms, toilet facilities, sanitary pads and sport training facilities.

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