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ASIDI School handover


Official handover of Mount View Secondary School

ASIDI School handover

The Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty, accompanied by the Western Cape MEC for Education, Mrs Debbie Schäfer, officially handed over Mount View Secondary School in the Metro Central District of the Western Cape Province, to the community of Hanover Park on 19 April 2016 as part of the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI).

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Response to SAIRR


Article refuting South African Institute of Race Relations claim that mathematics outputs are declining in Grade 12

Response SAIRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), in its February 2016 Fast Facts publication, concludes that ‘schools drag South Africa down’ and that learner performance is declining substantially.

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