Earlier on Wednesday, more than 300 volunteers arrived at the bottom of the cable car station at Table Mountain to assist the rescue team in their search.
The poor state of the whale’s health and the fact that it had washed up so high on the beach made it impossible for conservation authorities to return it to sea.
The suspension of schooling this week affects Grades 7, 10, 11 and 12.
The operation was welcomed by DA ward councillor for the area Brandon Pretorius.
MEC Sello Lehari said: ‘…all testing stations for learners and driving licenses are operational throughout the province’.
A call for volunteers was also posted on social media, asking interested people to meet at the lower cable car on Wednesday at 08.30am.

Local News Memorial to be held for engineers who died in Cape Town refinery blast

The explosion in which Mpilo Sibiya, 32, and Likhona Vece, 27, died happened shortly after 04.00am on 2 July, at the sprawling plant in Milnerton.

Local News Woman collapses, dies in Tshwane customer care centre queue

The customer care walk-in centre in Block F Soshanguve would be closed for a day following the incident.

Local News WATCH: Man physically assaults group of black women and uses k-word

The video shared on Twitter shows Theresa Ratsupa telling the man to call them the k-word again, as he physically assaults them, pushing and hitting them one by one. 

Local News CoJ investigating after tree crashes onto house while being cut

Tessa feels that the correct procedures were not followed and that this led to the damage of her house.

Local News ‘Naked man’ dragged from shack, Qolani, describes horror ordeal

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes how he was dragged naked from his shack.

Local News Sardine Run becomes source of food security during Covid-19

Fishing has been nothing short of excellent these past few weeks, and this cold snap has forced locals to consider wearing a jersey.

Local News Stabbed woman fighting for her life after losing unborn baby

The pregnant woman was attacked by her 36-year-old boyfriend at her home in Taung who stabbed her before killing himself.

Local News Pensioner R120k out of pocket after ‘friendly chatter’ scam

Before she knew it, her bag was gone, along with jewellery to the value of R90 000, her cellphone, wallet, cash and cards.

Local News Watch: Hippo says no to lockdown rules, takes a dip in the sea

Daring to go where human bathers are prohibited, the hippo was filmed taking a dip before sunbathing on Alkantstrand, Richards Bay.

Local News Newborn baby found dumped in a ditch

Police are urging community member to help them locate the mother of the deceased child.

Local News Employer allegedly claims UIF money, but staff say they haven’t seen a cent

“We checked our UIF status online and it said we were supposed to get the money.”

Local News Food prices up by as much as 30%, and things are only getting worse

A Pietermaritzburg-based organisation has tracked the increase in the prices of basic goods since the start of lockdown, as well as monitoring the desperate measures people resort to in order to put food on the table.

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