Kieno Kammies speaks to Jessica Shelver Spokesperson to MEC of Education, Minister Debbie Schafer at WC Education Department

According to School Admissions Management Information (SAMI) there is another factor, preventing kids from finding placement. Last week, Western Cape MEC for education Debbie Schäfer released a statement confirming that there were "over 8 000 learner places being blocked by parents who have not confirmed placement".

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