Lockdown: Schools re-open despite Covid-19 challenges, vandalism from the current looting and taxi violence to mention a few
Lockdown: Schools re-open despite Covid-19 challenges, vandalism from the current looting and taxi violence to mention a few

  • Schools are set to re-open on the 26th of July 2021 as the country is officially in Adjusted Level 3 as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the Family Meeting on Sunday night
  • Some Schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are still closed following the vandalism caused by the looting that took place
  • In Western Cape, taxi violence further threatens peace as more die from the killings.

Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega expressed the need for schools to open and this was confirmed by the preside during the family meeting speech. The schools will re-open and are to abide by strict Covid rules. The minister further indicated that primary schools will go on full swing from the 2nd of August. High schools will continue on rotational basis at themoment.

The violence that crippled the KwaZulu-Natal economy is still having its after effects when children are yet set to return to their schools which have been vandalised, set on fire and equipment stolen. In as much as many in the basic education have expressed satisfaction on the readiness of the department to open schools, such is not the case in KZN and some parts of Gauteng that is yet to deal with the vandalism and look into re-building

The current taxi violence in Cape Town is disrupting all modes of transport and mostly affecting school children as they open on their first day at school after the lockdown about a month ago. Discussions are in place to ensure calm and peaceful resolutions as the death toll increases.

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