Johannesburg - Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the approval of new regulations on school admissions, including newly determined feeder zones changed from a 5km to a 30km radius from the chosen school.
"You have to apply on time; those who apply first and comply with the feeder zone rules will be given the school," Lesufi told journalists at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The amended regulations allowed parents to apply to schools within a 30km radius and were no longer limited to 5km.
Lesufi said people who lived closer to schools "shouldn't relax" and apply late because they were only a few kilometres from their school of choice. "What we are releasing now [emanates from] a court judgment that we are complying with."
The new regulations would allow children from all backgrounds to apply to whichever school they wanted to learn at despite their financial status and their residential address and parents' work address.