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The Department of Education in the Gauteng Province has announced the dates for online admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8 for the 2022 school year on Sunday. Read further for more.


SADTU has recently released a statement after monitoring the reopening of schools to see whether schools are ready to reopen and begin with their learning and teaching.


South African Schools appear to be at risk of closure despite reopening on Monday. This comes after the Eastern Cape MEC for Education announced that there would be a closure of all dysfunctional schools as well as the merger of a school into another in Limpopo. 


Western Cape schools saw a fewer number of learners attending as they reopened schools on Monday. It's not clear if the taxi violence has completely stopped in the province but it has been impacting the number of learners present at schools.


Learners are four days away from being back in class as the third term kicks off. With many events currently taking place in the country, the Basic Education Minister will be briefing South Africans this weekend on what is happening within the school sector.


With the department having released the new school calendar and reopening dates, they are now concerned that these delays will set schools back. Learners are set to be back at schools in less than a week.


South African schools are set to reopen to start with their second term of the 2021 academic year. Schools were forced to close due to Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of alert level 4 lockdown restrictions, continue to read for more.


According to teacher's union Naptosa, more than 30 schools in KwaZulu-Natal have been vandalized. Sadtu says that this damage could worsen the overcrowding experienced at schools. 


Recently another school has been destroyed and others vandalized and looted, which compromises the education of many children. These events have left NAPTOSA feeling sickened.

 


The Department of Basic Education has now said when schools will re-open as well as what type of timetable schools will be following. With level 4 lockdown put in action, all schools had to close early.


A new surveillance report on children under the age of 19 has revealed that the opening and closing of schools has not affected the COVID-19 cases in any way. This suggests that schools are not the main contributors to the waves of the virus.


After an outcry by education activists which resulted in Section 27 and Equal Education wanting to take the Department of Basic Education to Court. The Free State Department of Education has since responded so you should definitely read further.


The Western Cape Education Department has ruled that not all schools across will resume full-time attendance due to social distancing rules. The Department announced that primary school learners will return to schools full-time from 26 July.


The pressure is on for Gauteng’s education department, as the province is trying to contain Covid-19 outbreaks in schools. 


Fairmont High School in Cape Town has initiated Pride Month celebrations for learners, for the month of June seeking to create awareness about LGBTQIA+ and Pride. Edgemead High School is another Cape school showing that they support all their learners with a social media post demonstrating their commitment to equality.


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.
 


The Department of Education discusses all the important matters that took place over this last week. There are talks of new school programmes, a possible phase two of the teaching assistants initiative, and school netball being broadcasted on live TV. We have all you need to know on the education sector, right here.


Schools in the Free State have been seeing a high rise in Covid-19 cases. Many schools have already been temporarily closed and as the infections rise as the days go by, more and more schools have been affected. 


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. 


The Department of Basic Education has faced many challenges over the past year. Minister Angie Motshekga recently shared how her department has managed to bounce back. 

 

 

 

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