Question NW3094 to the Minister of Basic Education

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23 October 2023 - NW3094

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Van Zyl, Ms A M to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)       Whether, with reference to the horrific exposé on Carte Blanche on 3 September 2023 of the extremely bad conditions at both the school and hostel of Ikwezi Lokusa Special School for children with special needs in Mthatha (details furnished), she will furnish Ms A M van Zyl with a list of all special needs schools in the Republic, stating the (a) optimal number of (i) teachers, (ii) caregivers, (iii) professional nurses and (iv) medical needs of each specified school as compared to the actual number of such professionals and availability of medical resources; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the condition of the infrastructure at each specified school is conducive to learning for such vulnerable children in our society; if not, what (a) steps will be taken to rectify the problem and (b) time frame is to be provided in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?



Response to (1)(i)(ii)(iii) on actual numbers is attached.

Question 2 can best be responded by respective provinces as they are the custodians of schools.