Today marks the first day of the school year for children across South Africa.
Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schaffer said the province has introduced six new schools and built eight new replacement schools in new buildings or on new premises.
According to Schaffer, the department wants to give preference to new and younger teachers to prepare for the outgoing cohort of older educators.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
We need to try and encourage more young people to come into the system and we can get more teachers for the amount of money we have available - which is very little.— Debbie Shafer, Western Cape Education MEC