Jessica Shelver

Belhar school houses overspill of learners in a tent

Two small cardboard billboards are the only thing separating three different classes being taught in a large tent in Belhar. The tent is being rented by Matroosbergweg Primary School to accommodate a spillover of learners in at least two grades, GroundUp reports. At a monthly rental fee of R10 000, the[…]

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WCED assists 97% of fee paying schools

While most Western Cape schools fall within quintile four and five categories (fee-paying), many parents whose children attend these schools are unable to afford annual fees. Despite the existence of quintile one to three schools (no-fee schools), the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) this year increased its subsidization of quintile[…]

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