24 April 2015
The South African Communist Party in the Western
Cape said it is concerned that the Western Cape Education Department has not
renewed transport subsidies for learners from Emil Secondary School in
Genadendal, in the Overberg region.
SACP Provincial Secretary Masonwabe Sokoyi said the
imposition of this decision without proper and consultation and feedback from
the community has shown evidence of poor governance in this province.
Sokoyi said about 105 children are left stranded,
because the department has decided to withdraw the subsidy.
"It opts for the resident which is in the form of
hostels, which parents have to pay but however the department has not made any proper
consultation, so that parents and school kids would be able to understand their
current situation which they are finding themselves in.” Sokoyi added.
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