Lockdown: Cosatu calls for removal of Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer

2020-04-11 10:48

Cosatu in the Western Cape says it is "highly disturbed" by the way provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer is handling the school feeding scheme.

Cape Town mom lays assault charge against son's teacher

2019-06-05 07:08

A Cape Town mother has laid a criminal charge against one of her Grade 1 son's teachers after the boy came home with a bloodied mouth and cane marks on his back.

70 pupils to 1 teacher – Community group pickets over packed classes

2019-01-09 17:38

The first day of the school year at Cape Town's Bergville Primary School in Bishop Lavis kicked off with a picket to highlight complaints over teacher shortages and poor safety.

Equal Education: Request to not have contact with school children is 'broad' and 'unjustified'

2018-05-22 19:27

Equal Education is concerned about Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer's request that its members not engage with pupils in the province.

SAHRC inspects conditions at vandalised Cape Town school

2017-01-24 18:08

The SA Human Rights Commission has paid a surprise visit to the severely vandalised Uitzig Secondary School in Cape Town.


Lockdown: School feeding scheme reopens in Western Cape to assist 'desperate communities'

2020-04-09 10:43

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has announced that the department was allocated emergency funding to support pupils who ordinarily received meals at school during terms.

Western Cape closes school admissions for 2020

2019-03-15 18:58

It's D-Day for parents in the Western Cape as the provincial education department warns that school admissions for 2020 are closing.

Cape Town's Uitzig High School to close after years of vandalism, theft

2018-11-05 17:48

The long-running feud over whether Cape Town's dilapidated Uitzig High School should be repaired has been settled by a court ruling confirming that the school must close and its pupils be moved to neighbouring schools, the Western Cape Education Department says.

Huge repair bill for schools following Cape storms and fires

2017-06-19 15:32

The Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth millions of rand to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer has said.

7 900 pupils still need to be placed in Western Cape schools - MEC

2017-01-18 18:00

Places for 7 900 pupils still need to be found in Western Cape schools, Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says.

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