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As the matric class of 2021 begins their final exams, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has issued a warning against any potentially disruptive behaviour.


Western Cape’s Education Department is now urging those Matriculants who are eligible to get vaccinated as the Matric final exams approach. Recently, the Department of Basic Education released the final Matric exam timetable.


Residents of Cape Town have been living in fear the past few weeks as taxi violence continues. With schools reopening from 26 July, there is now concern about how taxi violence could impact the return to schools.


As learners have their first day of school for the third term, the Western Cape Education Department reports that 80% of it's school staff has been vaccinated. The basic education sector kicked off their vaccine rollout on 23 June.


The Western Cape Education MEC issued a statement confirming that district officials are investigating the DF Malan High School homophobia allegations.


The ANC along with Parents for Equal Education SA are planning to take the Western Cape Education Department to court to make them address the issue of unplaced learners in Western Cape. The school year is currently in the middle of it's second term.


The Western Cape Education Department says that it is implementing a plan to place the learners who are currently registered as unplaced in the province. 


The Department of Education says over 5,000 learners have still not been placed at schools in the Western Cape. Education department says many of the learners applied late.

By Marecia Damons

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