It will cost R124-million to repair 170 schools which were damaged during a massive storm and subsequent fires that hit the Western Cape this month.
“The extent of damage at each school varies but includes roof damage at 102 schools‚ damage to fences at 27 schools‚ structural damage at 14 schools and damage to mobile classrooms at 4 schools. Schools have also reported other damages which include fire damage‚ fallen trees and damage to electrical components‚” she said.
Schafer said officials in her department were addressing the problems urgently.
She said the province’s department of public works was going to start repairs at 27 more schools.
“A number of corporate donors have indicated that they are willing to offer assistance and for this we are extremely grateful. We are in the process of determining where best their support can be utilised‚” she added.
By Aphiwe Deklerk – Tiso Black Star Group