Gauteng to review school outing rules to guarantee pupils' safety

The Gauteng Education Department has set out to review existing policies around school outings to ensure that the necessary safety measures are in place and are being observed.

Thirteen-year-old Enoch Mpianzi drowned at an orientation camp in the North West last week and his body was later found in the Crocodile River sparking concerns around school orientation activities.

The department's spokesperson, Steve Mabona, says the department is looking at having schools detail their programmes before the outings are approved.

We really need to relook all these activities, including anything that has to do with water, anything where learners will be spending an entire week.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Education Department

We need to change and look at the policies that are going to make sure the safety of our learners is guaranteed.

Steve Mabona, Spokesperson - Gauteng Education Department

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