Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Political parties in the Western Cape wishes learners well for the 2024 academic year

Political parties in the Western Cape wished learners, teachers, schooling staff, and parents well, as the 2024 academic year kicked off on Wednesday.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape Spokesperson for Education, Deidré Baartman, says great education gives the youth the tools they need to change the world.

“We wish all of our learners the best as they begin their 2024 school year – especially those who are starting school for the first time, moving to the next phase of their academic journey, or beginning their final year of study.’’

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The African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson, in the Western Cape, Muhammad Sayed, says the beginning of each school year is a memorable moment.

‘’ANC in the Western Cape wishes everything of the best to our learners, educators and parents. Let us approach the 2024 academic year as a united team to the best interest of our learners.’’

Meanwhile, ActionSA Western Cape Provincial Chairperson, Michelle Wasserman, intends to lead a community gathering and visit to Manenberg Secondary School on Wednesday.

Wasserman says she will be engaging with parents and the local community to address the concerns related to school and learner safety in the face of the escalating violence and gang warfare in the Cape Flats.

‘’ActionSA recognises the causal link between the prevalence of gang activity and the socio-economic factors that push many young people into this perilous situation. In our fight to eradicate the stronghold of gangsterism in the Western Cape, we believe that our schools must be ground zero in this effort,’’ said Michelle Wasserman, ActionSA Western Cape Provincial Chairperson.

‘’Hence, our visit to Manenberg marks the start of our campaign to remove thousands of young people from the streets and ensure that they are given access to safe educational and stimulating recreational environments that contribute to their upliftment,’’ she added.

Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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