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Only eight out of 31 schools that were damaged during the 2016 violent protests in Vuwani have been repaired.Violence erupted in Vuwani after the Municipal Demarcation Board recommended that Malamulele and Vuwani municipalities be merged. Schools were torched and learning ground to a halt‚ affecting about 30,000 pupils.In a written reply to the DA‚ the Department of Education has confirmed that R177m was allocated in the 2016-17 financial year towards schools damaged by storms and to address protest-related incidents. But only eight out of the 31 schools had been refurbished and rebuilt‚ according to the department."The DA can confirm that the department of public works‚ roads and infrastructure has conducted an assessment that estimated the damages to all 31 schools was worth R177.5m but the assessment report further indicated that the upgrades and maintenance required in the same schools including the riot damages amounted to R462m‚" DA member of the provincial legislature Jacques...

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