Voice of the Cape


Al-Azhar primary school moving to MPlain

By Yaseen Kippie Al Azhar Primary School will move from Lotus River to Mitchell’s Plain in the new academic year, a move that has upset some parents. The school will be relocated to a new complex setup by al-Khair Foundation on the corner of Jakes Gerwel and Highlands Drives, close[…]

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TLC parents angered by Hyde Park school closure

Learners at The Leadership College (TLC) in Hyde Park in Mitchell’s Plain face an uncertain future as parents are forced to find alternative placement for their children with the school’s looming closure. TLC in Hyde Park is in the midst of a financial crisis resulting from a mammoth R8 million[…]

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TLC not closing down

By Yaseen Kippie The Leadership College (TLC) has vowed to fight its closure through the courts, and says for now, it is not closing its doors. The future of the Cape Flats school hangs in the balance as the institution is facing an eviction order from its premises on 2[…]

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WCED resolves fracas over headscarf

A dispute around the wearing of the headscarf at De Grendal high school in Milnerton has been resolved, according to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). A letter from the principal was sent to a Muslim learner’s parent last week, stating she could not wear hijab in Ramadan, as it[…]

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WCED closes WC schools ahead of storm

Due to severe weather warnings, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has closed all schools in the province on Wednesday. Spokesperson for MEC Debbie Schafer, Jessica Shelver says the decision follows extensive consultations with the weather office and disaster management teams. In a statement released[…]

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WCED calls for the return of gang units

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is calling on the Police Ministry to bring back specialized gang units within the South African Police Service (SAPS). This following an increase of  learners who have gone missing during school hours and due to the high level of gang violence in the Cape[…]

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WCED announces deadline for 2018 school enrolment

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has announced the deadline for applications for enrolment in Western Cape schools for 2018 as Friday, 24 March, 2017. The deadline applies in particular to children who are entering Grade 1 or Grade 8 in 2018, and children who are changing schools. In a[…]

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COSATU calls on WCED not to close Uitsig High

Parents and learners of Uitsig High School are planning a march to voice concerns about the Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) decision to close the school and relocate learners and staff to new premises. In response to concerns by community members, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has[…]

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