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Storm damage at WC school hits R124-million

Storm damage at WC school hits R124-million

The Department of Education in the Western Cape said schools in that province had sustained damage to the tune of R124-million, following the storm that ripped through them earlier this month.

This was confirmed by the MEC for Education Debbie Schafer on Monday afternoon.

Schafer said 170 schools were damaged during the storm, while two more were damaged by fires that also ripped through that province this month.

Roof damage was reported at 102 of those schools, 27 schools recorded damage to their fences. 

Structural damage was reported at 14 schools, mobile classrooms were also adversely affected by the vicious weather. 

"This figure is however not final as some schools are still being visited by various roleplayers from the WCED and the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) and a proper assessment of damages is being compiled. Only once we have concluded this process will a more realistic cost of damage be available," said MEC Schafer.

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