Parents and learners have been gathering outside Sinenjongo High school in Joe Slovo park in the hope of finding placement at the school. They are among more than 8,600 learners still to be placed at schools in the Western Cape.
No learning and teaching has taken place at Mthengeni High School due to learners blocking the entrances to the school. These learners demanded that more classrooms be built to ease the issue of overcrowding at the school.
After heavy rains damage roads and water infrastructure, schools in Mpumalanga were forced to stay closed. Provincial Education authorities announced that these challenges are being addressed, in collaboration with other departments.
A school in Port Elizabeth is now being shut down by parents as protests, burning tyres and song included, continue over infrastructure issues. The School Governing Body believes that the district office is stealing the schools's money.
Now that schools are reopening there have been calls for the Department of Basic Education to address the inequalities in education as they have especially been brought to light due to the effects of Covid-19.