#UnrestSA: R140 million required to repair damage to schools - but there's no money for it

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Taxi drivers and residents of Durban help to clean up the city in the wake of looting and destruction.
Taxi drivers and residents of Durban help to clean up the city in the wake of looting and destruction.
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When unrest swept through KwaZulu-Natal last month, schools weren't spared from the pillaging, and now the provincial education department doesn't know where it is going to get the required R100 million estimated to repair the 144 damaged schools.

It isn't only KwaZulu-Natal that was affected. In Gauteng, vandalism had plagued schools since the lockdown in March last year, with 401 schools vandalised since then.

Of these, 54 had been vandalised this school year, 14 during the looting, incurring damages estimated at R40 million.

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