We are doing what we can to ensure learner safety in schools - JP smith

Last year 36 City of Cape Town Law Enforcement Officers were deployed to 8 gang-ridden schools in a bid to ensure the safety of pupils and a reduction in crime.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Alderman JP Smith, Mayco for Safety and security and Social Services – City of Cape Town about the project following a 19 year old learner who was fatally stabbed outside Eerste River Secondary School on Tuesday.

When we originally spoke about it, we where piloting it. We are up to 18 schools now... schools identified by the education department as challenging.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security

Smith says they are still working on expanding the programme.

We are doing as much as we can... it is always about budget.

Alderman JP Smith, Mayco member for Social Services, Safety and Security

To hear more on what the city is doing to ensure safety in schools, listen below:


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