JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Tuesday that it had received 459,608 online applications for 2020 admissions for grades one and eight.
"The GDE is pleased with week two of the online admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8. It is encouraging that to date, we have processed a total number of 459,608 applications. Grade 1 (211,584) and Grade 8 (248,024) applications were received.
"It is paramount to note that, the recorded applications are from 226,019 applicants. These figures simply indicate that, we probably have about 100,000 spaces remaining at our schools, for both grade one and eight, respectively," the department said in a statement.
The online admissions system went live last week.
"We wish to reiterate that, parents need not panic as the departmental technicians are working tirelessly on rectifying the WA4 reference numbers received by some parents who reside closer to schools, instead of them receiving WA1. No parent will be disadvantaged."