Matric pupils from Masiphumelele have been moved to a secure location where they will write their final exams.
Jessica Shelver, spokesperson for the Western Cape Education MEC, said 200 matric learners were transported to a safe venue on Sunday where they will stay for the week to avoid violent disruptions.
Safety concerns in the community have risen in recent weeks, as residents demonstrate over what they say is inadequate policing in the area.
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The City of Cape Town says authorities are on high alert and will monitor the situation in Masiphumelele after tensions flared up at the weekend.
The 2015 National Senior Certificate exams started on Monday as pupils write their first English home language paper.