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A school in Port Elizabeth is now being shut down by parents as protests, burning tyres and song included, continue over infrastructure issues. The School Governing Body believes that the district office is stealing the schools's money.

Now that schools are reopening there have been calls for the Department of Basic Education to address the inequalities in education as they have especially been brought to light due to the effects of Covid-19. 


Ahead of the reopening of schools this week, the Western Cape Education Department has said that it does not believe that schools are superspreaders of Covid-19.

Yesterday marked the official start of the 2021 school year for public schools in the country. So how did the first day of school go? Were schools prepared enough?

Schools have now opened up for the 2021 school year. However, thousands of learners in the Eastern Cape have still not been placed in schools and this is of course a major concern.

Let's get this 2021 school year rolling! Today officially marked the first day learners are at public schools. This comes after the reopening dates were delayed due to the pandemic.

If you have lost your matric certificate and you're wondering how to apply for a new one then keep reading. 

Umalusi, the council in charge of quality assurance for education, has to approve the Matric results for release. Even with leaks in the 2020 Matric examinations, Umalusi has approved the release of the results.

The Department of Basic Education will be focusing on providing psychological support to all school staff and learners as they face the traumatizing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Umalusi has said that partaking in the buying and selling of a Matric certificate is a criminal offence. This activity has seen an increase recently.