Premier Alan Winde says the continuous improvement of broadband infrastructure holds a lot of positive benefits for Western Cape schools.

He says there are currently 1,190 sites across the Western Cape that offer users internet usage speeds of up to a minimum of 100MB per second.

Winde says the aim is to ramp up these internet speeds to at least 1 Gigabyte per second.

He says the province has now embarked on phase 2 of its broadband infrastructure roll-out.

Watch the Premier’s full State of the Province address here.

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The Western Cape Education Department has once again called on community members to help protect the province’s schools by reporting theft and vandalism.

The MEC for Education, Debbie Schäfer says 41 incidents of theft and vandalism were reported at 34 Western Cape schools during the past Christmas season.

She says although there has been a decrease in the number of incidents, offenders need to be apprehended and brought to book.

Schäfer says theft and vandalism to school property deprives students of their right to education.

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