It’s been a week since the Western Cape Education Department told the Western Cape High Court that seven unplaced pupils would be starting school.

One of those pupils was 17-year-old Simthandile Sikeyi from Mitchells Plain. Following our report on Sikeyi’s two-year battle to find placement at a school in the district, officials from the department contacted Sikeyi and informed her that she would be placed at a school in Ottery.