‘Communities, not state, must keep schools safe’

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‘Communities, not state, must keep schools safe’

Department of basic education says people living near schools must keep an eye out to stop vandalism

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Communities need to take responsibility.

This is the gist of the argument from the basic education department ahead of the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

While many schools were reeling from theft and vandalism – which usually occur in December when the buildings are not being used – the department said plans were already in place to ensure a smooth start to the 2020 school year...

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