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Media alert: Ministers Schäfer and Winde to oversee search and seizure operation

26 February 2019

On Thursday 28th February 2019, Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer and Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, Alan Winde will be overseeing a search and seizure operation at a Cape Town School.

Safe and secure learning environments are essential if we are to ensure that a quality education is being delivered in every classroom and in every school. It is therefore imperative that our schools remain weapon, drugs and alcohol free zones.

The WCED in conjunction with the South African Police Service conduct random search and seizure operations as a security measure as well as a means to deter learners from bring weapons and narcotics onto the school premises.   These search and seizure operations form part of our broader campaign to improve safety in our schools.

Ministers Schäfer and Winde will oversee the search as a Cape Town school. Please note that the search is highly confidential as we do not want to alert the school community. 

If you wish to join the Ministers on Thursday, please email or text Jessica Shelver who will inform you of the school that we will be visiting.


Date:     Thursday 28th February 2019
Time:     11h00
Venue:  Cape Town Metro School – Please contact Jessica Shelver


All media are invited to attend.

There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.

Media Enquiries: 

Jessica Shelver
Spokesperson to Minister Debbie Schäfer
076 175 0663