UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT
RELEASE ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
and education remains the biggest challenges facing a democratic South Africa.
The one clearly also impacts on the other. It is through better quality
education that we will be able to provide people with an improved opportunity to
create a better future for themselves. The report in Die Burger today
stating that 15% of pupils in the Western Cape bring weapons to school is a
matter for serious concern. Schools are supposed to be firearm free zones
and yet this sick state of affairs is reported matter of factly. What is being
done to change this situation? Why was a report needed in order to bring
this to light? Have the Departments of Education and Safety and Security
been aware of this, and if so why are they not taking pro-active measures?
If this is the situation in the Western Cape then one can expect that the
pattern will repeat itself in other provinces.