A bitter dispute rages over the closure of the school, which the department contends is in the pupils’ best interest. On Monday, pupils and parents forced their way onto the premises, demanding the return of their teachers and the resumption of academic activities.
The Western Cape High Court dismissed an earlier application by the SGB to reopen the school which the department closed due to the ongoing maintenance costs associated with recurring vandalism, along with other safety and security issues.
The SGB then approached the Supreme Court of Appeal. Judgment has been reserved, according to Education MEC Debbie Schäfer’s spokesperson, Jessica Shelver.
But the pupils say they have nowhere else to go and want their school reopened.