The closing date for learners to apply for matric supplementary exams, is said to leave very little time for them to apply and now the Department of Basic Education is being urged to extend the deadline.
Following the Department of Basic Education's announcement that schools will be opening on 15 February, some schools have chosen to ignore this and are having learners back. MEC Panyaza Lesufi has now pledged to combat this issue.
The Department of Basic Education recruited around 300 000 South African youths as education assistants. Now, many have said that they still haven't received payment. Various questions are now being raised when it comes to this initiative.