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Western Cape new school locations revealed

2012-10-03 11:17




Cape Town - Thirteen of 26 new schools to be built in the Western Cape will be located in Cape Town, the Cape Times reported on Wednesday.

Kuils River would benefit the most, with one high school and two primary schools, followed by Eerste River with a high school and primary school.

The other schools in the metro would be built in Hout Bay, Lower Crossroads, Weltevreden Valley, Mitchells Plain, Durbanville, Bellville, Brackenfell, and Strand.

The remainder would be situated in outlying areas such as Worcester, George, and Plettenberg Bay. All would be constructed within the next three years.

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant reportedly said the demand for new schools was due to the growth of the school population, because of natural reasons and inward migration.

He said there was an increase of more than 11 000 pupils enrolling at public schools in the province this year compared to last year.

Comments
  • jock.black.50 - 2012-10-03 11:30

    Western Cape has the highest inward migration, everyone wants to live in the WC and benefit from the golden eggs the DA produces, but they hate the goose.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-03 11:46

      Educational refugees. In the WC they actually get textbooks.

      helen.stephens.1257 - 2012-10-03 12:18

      If the DA keep throwing crumbs, the vultures will come. All very well and well-intended to build so many schools, but how will they be built. Hopefully not like our roads that start crumbling before they've even opened the new section. And can they staff these schools with qualified teachers? - just another huge squandering of my tax money.

      christopher.shining - 2012-10-03 15:15

      So Helen(aka Idiot commentor!),what do you suggest. Open up shebeens and see the youth of South Afica destroy themselves instead?

      wesley.fick - 2012-11-21 12:45

      @ Helen: there are thousands upon thousands of teachers out there willing to do the job and looking for better pay. If these government-funded schools can offer that, along with a chance for a fresh start for bright young minds, they will flock in from all over the country. Would you rather your tax money be used to fund the renovations on Nkandla?

  • Willie - 2012-10-03 12:03

    Good move Kaap

  • benjamin.doyle.351 - 2012-10-03 12:14

    GO DA!!!!!!

  • jpstrauss - 2012-10-03 12:15

    What I don't get is that Kuilsriver has had an empty school/education facility for years. I can't remember what the thing's name is but I believe it used to be some sort of college. Surely it would have been cheaper to just unlock its doors again?

      kevin.jacobs.1044 - 2012-10-03 15:46

      @JP the facility you are referring to is currently being used as a teachers college. Has been for quite a while..

  • rorydeswardt - 2012-10-03 12:22

    how about some more schools in the southern subburbs areas not many schools here

      jpstrauss - 2012-10-03 14:56

      Hulle gaan almal "skool" toe saam met John Mongrel.

      wo0two0t - 2012-10-04 10:19

      They cant it’s not a previously disadvantaged area - there needs to be black people around to spend public money.

  • Leah - 2012-10-03 12:44

    This is excellent news. Any other provinces building schools?

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-03 17:40

    Dont show Locations of New schools or the ANC will rouse their YL Rabble to burn them down. The ANC Cadres dont want Education --Just Vote ANC and Demand whatever you want --why Study(other than Toyi Toyi moves) ??

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