Some teachers are now showing concern and are worried that even with the delayed reopening of schools, returning to schools still won't be safe for them. Teachers are due back at schools on 1 February with learners following on 15 February.
The Department of Basic Education's decision to delay the reopening of schools has received mixed reactions. The South African Human Rights Commission is on the side opposing the delay and believes that schools are not playing a major role in spreading Covid.
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.