Voice of the Cape


Academia Library launches Essay Competition

Cape Town’s youth have been called to harness their creativity and passion in a new essay competition between a local community library and the Western Cape Education Department. 120 schools and 72 000 learners are expected to participate in the competition hosted by the Al-Ikhlaas Academia Library, under the theme[…]

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Schools remain open despite strike action

Schools across the Western Cape will remain open tomorrow despite the planned strike action by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu). The trade union has promised a complete shutdown around the country, as it protests against the national minimum wage and other labour issues. There are a number[…]

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Saldanha Bay teacher shot at school

A Saldanha Bay teacher was shot and killed at Middlepos primary on Wednesday morning. The perpetrator is reportedly her ex-spouse, who then turned the gun on himself. Both succumbed to their wounds. “Police responded to the scene at 7.20am and found the body of the 42 year old female was[…]

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Listeriosis update: WCED ensures safety at schools

As awareness campaigns increase in various sectors around the source of the listeriosis outbreak, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has assured communities that it has taken the necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the disease. On Sunday, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that Tiger[…]

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Practice of withholding report cards against the law: WCED

As schools prepare to close its doors for the academic year on Wednesday, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said it’s already received a number of complaints from parents that schools have refused to release their children’s reports cards due to outstanding school fees. In many cases, parents are forced[…]

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Hanover Park parents threaten to shut down schools

The Western Cape education department has failed to respond to parents’ concerns over safety in schools in Hanover Park, according to the chairperson of the Hanover Park school governing body forum. Ebrahim Abrahams said the forum wrote to the department about violence and security on September 28, GroundUp reported. It[…]

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