All schools to open in WC on Wednesday, following Cape Storm

All schools in the Western Cape will operate as per normal from Wednesday. This was confirmed by the Western Cape Education Department.

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts were closed on Monday and Tuesday, due to the inclement weather experienced in the province.

‘’There may be schools that request closure due to severe infrastructure damage or inaccessibility. This will be considered by the Department on a case-by-case basis through the normal procedures for requesting school closure. Schools with the necessary permission to close will communicate directly with parents,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape Education MEC.

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Maynier says the bad weather has caused damage to more than 100 schools.

‘’We have already received reports of damage at 144 schools, ranging from minor issues such as leaks and fallen trees, to serious damage like missing roof panels. Our contractors are assessing damages and have already started with repairs at some of the schools.’’

‘’We thank all of our officials, principals, teachers and parents for their response to the stormy weather, and for the support they continue to provide to our learners in the Western Cape,’’ he added.


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