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WATCH: Government to decide on school closure this week

SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - Blue strips are placed 1.5m apart where kids will have break and wait for their turn in class. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - Blue strips are placed 1.5m apart where kids will have break and wait for their turn in class. Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Jul 23, 2020

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CAPE TOWN –

With the constant debate around whether schools should close due to the continued rise in Covid-19 infections, the Department of Education has been in consultation with various stakeholders and is expected to announce their decision this week.

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A proposal was made by the Education union Naptosa to close schools and reopen at the end of August.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU), Mugwena Maluleke said they’ve been engaging with the department since Friday and are confident that schools will close.

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