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Minister Dlamini -Zuma has released a government gazette which dives deep into the new lockdown regulations announced by President Ramaphosa. We've made it simpler for you, here are the new regulations.

The National Professional Teachers Organisation Of South Africa expressed concern about the reopening of schools. They worry about the health and safety of those returning to school as well as the meaningfulness of the academic year for learners. 

Things like birthdays and anniversaries can feel pretty lonely and anticlimactic during lockdown. Being confined to the walls of your home and without your regular circle of friends make celebrating these usually special and exciting events feel almost impossible. But don’t be disheartened!

Minister Motshekga has said she is aware that a number of Eastern Cape schools did not open on Monday 8 June. Schools in the Western Cape and Gauteng follow closely behind the Eastern Cape.

Cyril Ramaphosa engaged in a meeting with the leader of opposition parties and is under massive pressure to open the economy back up as well as go to lower levels of lockdown. 

Along with the daily Covid-19 statistics for the country Health Minister Zweli Mkhize releases, he also announced that the first baby has died from Covid-19 in South Africa. 

#CapeTownWillMoveToLevel6 is trending on social media. This comes as no surprise as Western Cape has over 60% of the total cases in the country as well as deaths. 

As learners are expected to return to school soon, the DBE has called for the help of parents and guardians so no learner is left behind. The Department has made a way forward for learners with existing medical conditions and learners who take public transport. 

Minister Motshekga has given more information about how the Department of Basic Education plans to return learners to school. This includes plans for public schools, private schools and special schools. 

South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'.