Western Cape Education to spend bulk of its budget on building schools

The Western Cape MEC for Education, Debbie Schafer, presented her 2017/2018 Education Budget Vote speech on Wednesday.

She says the department got a big slice of pie, the bulk of which will be spent on infrastructure.

It sounds like a lot of money but when you break it down it goes incredibly fast.

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

We have to keep our basics going ... We spending R1.6 billion on infrastructure and R380 million on learner transport...

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

Schafer says they will be opening two new schools of skills, one in the Wellington area and the other at Eurika Youth Care Centre.

The province has 18 schools of skills which is part of the special needs education plan.

The department has been allocated more than R20 billion.

To hear more from MEC Schafer, listen below:


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