The Department of Basic Education is planning to proceed with plans to reopen schools, according to acting minister in the presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.
Ntshavheni stated that Basic Education minister, Angie Motshekga, will brief the nation regarding the plan to reopen schools on Sunday (25 July).
South Africa moved into an adjusted level 4 lockdown at the end of June in response to the third wave of Covid-19 infections, although it was initially supposed to be for two weeks it was extended on 11 July for an additional two weeks, with a review expected on Sunday.
The Department of Basic Education previously gazetted that Monday (26 July) will be the official reopening date for schools but this is subject to change if President Cyril Ramaphosa and the cabinet extend the level 4 lockdown.
While all government school students are expected to return in some capacity from 26 July, a timetable change will also see primary school learners return to school from 2 August.
Sources: Business Tech
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