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As schools are set to reopen after the winter break, the developments regarding the vaccination of the education sector show that a small percentage of teachers are still hesitant to receive the jab. 

The teacher vaccination rollout has been completed with Gauteng boasting a 92% vaccination rate for it's school sector. The department aimed to initially vaccinate over 580 000 nationally.

Teacher vaccinations concluded just last week with hundreds of thousands got vaccinated. The rollout is said to have gone down better than expected.

After the previous deadline was extended, today marks the last day for teachers and school staff to get the vaccinations. What about those who couldn't get vaccinated though? Keep reading to find out.

Thousands of teachers were not able to get vaccinated during the education sector's vaccine rollout. Testing positive for Covid was only one of the reasons why this happened. 

The education sector has seen some bumps here and there with it's vaccination rollout but Minister Motshekga has said that there won't be a shortage of doses for the sector. Their goal is to vaccinate 583 000 people by 8 July.

The Minister of Basic Education (DBE) Angie Motshekga shares her frustrations as the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to close-down school continuity. Motshekga spoke on her provincial monitoring visits for vaccine-rollout programme at schools aimed to vaccinate teachers countrywide.

The day has finally arrived. Following the President's level 4 announcement, all schools will be closed from today for an early start to the July holidays. 

Government has said that even with the new regulations, they have not changed their plans for schools. Initially, 26 July would have seen all primary school learners return to school full-time.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, has said that schools will not be closing while the country experiences a third wave. This has not been responded to well with some calling for schools to be closed immediately.

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will take the podium this weekend to speak on her department's response to Covidd-19. With the country now experiencing the third wave, Motshekga will then give updates about what will happen in schools.

Even though the country is now seeing a rise in infections with Gauteng recording thousands of new cases daily, the Education Department has said that schools will still be opening with full capacity. The Gauteng Education Department also gave some insight into what would happen should a positive case be found.

With government announcing that all primary schools will return to school in the third term and the country experiencing the third wave, one would then wonder if a full-capacity return would be safe. The third term is set to commence on 26 July.

The country is heading into the third wave with some provinces already experiencing it and this is evident as more schools close their doors due to Covid-19 outbreaks. Now, five schools have closed in the Northern Cape.



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