More than 20 schools have been closed in Gauteng on Friday due to a rapid rise in Covid-19 over the past 24 hours. This comes after the Gauteng Department of Education, Steve Mabona held a press briefing on Friday to give current data on the rising Covid-19 infection rate in the province

A principal was shot and killed at Buyani Primary School in Finetown, Gauteng on Monday morning. The Gauteng Department of Education addressed it 

The Department of Education in Gauteng says about 20 schools have been closed interchangeably between 1-3 days since February, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The province is experiencing the third wave of Covid infections.

After allegations of racism were brought against Cornwall Hill College during a peaceful protest, the SA Human Rights Commission has announced that an investigation into the school's policies and Code of Conduct as a means to intervene in the alleged ongoing discrimination will take place.

Over a hundred students at a school in the Gauteng province fall ill after eating tin fish from the schools feeding scheme. Learners were hospitalized and many of them experience other terrible food poisoning symptoms. 

South Africa is planning on opening two new university that focus on areas the country is lacking in. Minister Blade Nzimande says that he aims for South Africans to gain the skill that they need to ensure the development of South Africa. The two university have already secured their locations. 

If you are interested in studying nursing, there are many private and public institution that have nursing programs available in all provinces. 

Parts of South Africa are seen to have dam levels at concerning capacities and the topic of water restrictions is then seen to be coming up. Locals are being encouraged to use water sparingly as a high demand is currently being seen.

Gauteng residents are being urged to use water more carefully. South Africa has been dealing with a water crisis for years and now Government is encouraging citizens to reduce water usage. As we observe a National Lockdown, with everyone being at home more and constantly having to be safe and wash our hands, water usage has seen an increase. 

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi has given an update about the schooling system as the province recently recorded the highest number of cases in South Africa.

Now that Gauteng has overtaken Western Cape as the epicentre of Covid-19 in the country, Government officials are now working to make sure the province is able to cope with the surge and have provided updates and plans Government has for the province. 

The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN).

To be able to cope with the expected surge in Covid cases, Gauteng is now looking at an intermittent lockdown which would see the province have an on and off lockdown. 

There have been rumours circulating on social media about Bidvest receiving a tender to clean schools. Gauteng MEC for education and youth development, Panyaza Lesufi, has spoken out about the rumours. 

The application and placement process for the 2020 academic year for Grades 1 and 8 in Gauteng public schools has finally gone live.

The Gautrain extension project has the capacity to create more than 211 000 direct jobs, says Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport Ismail Vadi.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will open the online application system for Grade 1 and 8 learners on 16 April, and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to apply.