Half of the Western Cape’s schools have defaulted on their municipal bills.
Figures from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) showed that 739 of the province’s 1 449 schools are in arrears with a whopping bill of R133 million for the 2021/2022 financial year.
The department’s spokesperson, Bronagh Hammond, said since the 2013/2014 financial year, the WCED received an earmarked allocation to service their municipal bills.
For the current financial year the department had earmarked R114.6m for this project.
“This allocation was introduced to alleviate the financial pressure at institutional level caused by the current socio economic and fiscal situation in our country. (It…
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