Press conference on school vandalism and burglary – the numbers, costs and effects

By Debbie Schafer, MEC for Education in the Western Cape:

School vandalism continues to be a serious problem.

While the WCED has increased security measures wherever possible, schools are still being burgled and vandalised on a regular basis.

The nationwide scourge on our schools has massive financial and social implications for our schools and particularly our learners. This has to stop.

Tomorrow, Western Cape MEC for Education Debbie Schäfer will reveal the number of burglary and vandalism incidents in Western Cape schools over the last financial year and the cost implications for the Department. She will also reveal the effects school vandalism can have on our schools, learners, educators and officials.

The Minister will be making a special plea to communities to help assist our schools in preventing or reporting incidents of school vandalism. The Minister will also outline how communities can play an active role in protecting their communities assets.

Date:              Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Time:              11h00

Venue:           Press Room, 15 Wale Street, Cape Town

Please allow for time for signing in or confirm attendance with ID number in advance.

All media are invited to attend.

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.