More than 70 high school learners in Kraaifontein, Cape Town have not been getting an education since the start of the school year.

And community activist, Okuhle Mdingi, says the learners do not even have access to online classes or home-schooling facilities.

The Western Cape Education Department has made plans to build mobile classes on the grounds of Emithini Primary School in Bloekombos.

But, no work has been done, as the contractor has not yet received the materials needed to finish the project.

Mdingi says another option was to accommodate some learners at the primary school, but its facing its own problems:

“Most of the classrooms in Emithini Primary School are overcrowded. It’s appalling, the service delivery takes time to reach people, and we don’t have necessary infrastructure for us to be able to say government is giving us this much, and this is what we can do about it.  We don’t have anything”.

In response, the department says it’s hopeful that the contractor will continue work on the classes by the end of the week.