WC Education MEC explains why she wants alcohol sales at schools to be regulated

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says a number of precautions have been considered in a proposed change to the Education Amendment Bill that will allow the sale of alcohol on school premises.

The amendment, which is one of many, has caused controversy, with the African National Congress (ANC) saying it rejects the proposed change.

Schafer has defended the change, saying alcohol sales in certain instances could be a new way of fundraising for schools.

She says that it is already happening, but needs better regulation.

Many schools already have functions where alcohol is being sold and everyone just seems to turn a blind eye to all that so what we thought was why don't we rather regularise it, leave the ban in place but allow for schools, if they wish to, to apply to the HOD who can put conditions to it for alcohol to be allowed at some school activities with relevant conditions.

Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Education MEC

Asked if the legislation will take into account those communities with substance abuse issues, Schafer says these and other circumstances will be considered.

The idea is to take into account communities, their views and circumstances in different areas. We put as many safeguards in place as we can but we are just trying to acknowledge the reality of what is happening at many schools already.

Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Education MEC

We could put in a condition that it would not be permitted if there are children at the function.

Debbie Schafer, Western Cape Education MEC

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga spoke to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to elaborate.

University of Zululand students call for better security after murder

University of Zululand students call for better security after murder

20 year old Nhlakanipho “Sazi” Ngubo was stabbed to death allegedly by his roommate on Sunday.

[LISTEN] 'We are sitting at 15 to 20 days worth of new mail that is behind'

[LISTEN] 'We are sitting at 15 to 20 days worth of new mail that is behind'

CEO of the Post Office Mark Barnes explains that there is a number of factors that have led to a mail backlog.

Eskom says it's doing everything it can to avoid power outages

Eskom says it's doing everything it can to avoid power outages

The power utility has confirmed 10 of its power stations are running low on coal.

Could you be an (almost) alcoholic?

Could you be an (almost) alcoholic?

If you are wondering about this, take a look at the questions below and decide if alcohol is negatively affecting you life.

Debate: Should alcohol advertising be banned?

Debate: Should alcohol advertising be banned?

The Department of Health is pushing for a ban on alcohol advertising through the controversial Liquor Amendment Bill.

Popular articles
Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Comair reports record earnings, 72nd profitable year in a row – a world record!

Recession, soaring fuel costs and surplus capacity - yet profits keep coming! Bruce Whitfield interviews Comair CEO Erik Venter.

'Let’s tax this thing and make money out of it!'

'Let’s tax this thing and make money out of it!'

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeremy Berke (Business Insider) and Unathi Henama (Tshwane University of Technology).

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education to introduce Kiswahili and coding to SA's curriculum

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga spoke to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive to elaborate.

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Concourt ruling on cannabis needs to filter down to cops, says dagga couple

Myrtle Clark and Julian Stobbs, dubbed the dagga couple, have been trying for years to have dagga legalised.

Kaptein Kurt Darren on music and all the money he’s making from it

Kaptein Kurt Darren on music and all the money he’s making from it

Laat die dansvloer brand! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Afrikaans musician Kurt Darren.

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

ConCourt rules dagga legal for private use, but what is private?

Associate Professor of Law at Wits University James Grant says the ConCourt did not define what private use was.

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

[WATCH] Dad stops baby from crying, Emmy acceptance speech turns into proposal

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Should SA review the parameters of affirmative action?

Ralph Mathekga says the experience on the ground shows that there is a problem when it comes to framing affirmative action.