Capeargus, Protests

Capeargus, Protests

WATCH: Khayelitsha Shutdown has community rally together demanding safer schools | Cape Argus

WATCH: Khayelitsha Shutdown has community rally together demanding safer schools | @TheCapeArgus

13.2.2020

WATCH: Khayelitsha Shutdown has community rally together demanding safer schools | TheCapeArgus

Teachers and learners gather outside the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court as part of the Khayelitsha Shutdown.

Cape Town - Fed-up teachers from and around Khayelitsha shut down schools today and marched to the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court, seeking safety interventions by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). The shutdown was organised by the Khayelitsha education and development forums after their teachers were targeted by criminals. They said the WCED was doing nothing about their situation. The forums said the community, teachers and the unions would picket at various points: Site C (Caltex garage), Site B (Masiyile High School), Khayelitsha (Engine garage), Harare police station and in Makhaza at the Desmond Tutu Hall. Education Forum chairperson Nomawethu Mosana said it was disgusted that the pupils and teachers were operating in an unsecured environment yet were expected to deliver good-quality education. Khayelitsha Development Forum chairperson Ndithini Tyhido said the shutdown was a result of the disjointed nature of interventions by the WCED. “Had the department responded to the call by Khayelitsha school principals for the deployment of security officers at every school, the teachers would have been saved from the bullet wounds and the robbery in their schools,” Tyhido said. Khalid Sayed, ANC deputy chief whip in the legislature and spokesperson on education, said the party was concerned about the safety crisis in the province which had seen a number of teachers and pupils fall prey to “bloodthirsty gangsters”. Read more: IOL News

WATCH: Case against co-accused in Khayelitsha twin abduction dropped | Cape ArgusEly Kibunda, the co-accused in the kidnapping of 2-month-old Kwahlelwa Tiwane was released at Bellville Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

WATCH: Taxi driver protest causes heavy congestion in Stellenbosch CBD | Cape ArgusProtest action by taxi operators at the Stellenbosch CBD led to heavy traffic congestion around main intersections and roads on Tuesday. TheCapeArgus

Prasa Western Cape manager Richard Walker placed on paid leave | Cape ArgusThe regional manager for the Prasa in the Western Cape, Richard Walker, has been placed on paid leave.

Cape Town minibus taxi driver gunned down inside his vehicle“According to reports, police members responded to a shooting complaint ... Upon arrival, they found the victim inside a Toyota Quantum with multiple gunshot wounds.”

Taxi driver shot dead in Makhaza | Cape ArgusA 51-year-old taxi driver was shot and killed in the corner of Walter Sisulu and Lindela Road in Makhaza, Harare on Tuesday night. TheCaepArgus

Overcrowded Western Cape high school struggling to manage learnersSchool principal Rajan Naidoo said the high number of learners forced him 'to do the job of two principals'.



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