Another South African High School Poses Serious Danger to Students

3 days 6 hours ago

Another school in Gauteng has been found to have structural damage that could pose serious danger to learners.

This information has come to light in the wake of the death of four children at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark following a structural collapse on Friday.

On Friday morning, pupils at the school were heading to their classrooms after a morning assembly when the bridge suddenly collapsed.

READ MORE: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/another-high-school-poses-seriou...

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70 schools in SA red-flagged for structural defects

5 days 15 hours ago

Principals of the 70 schools have asked the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie director of operations not to release the names of the institutions, fearing that it could cause panic.

A tragedy similar to the one at Hoërskool Driehoek is possible at 70 schools in South Africa, after they were red-flagged for structural defects.

On February 1, the country mourned the death of four pupils after a concrete slab above a corridor at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark collapsed. Twenty-two pupils were injured and some of the injuries were severe injuries.

On Friday, the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie (SAOU) released its national survey on school infrastructure where it identified 70 schools nationally as on the brink of collapse.

READ MORE: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/general/2084890/70-schools-in-sa...

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