The High Court in Pretoria will rule on Wednesday on the urgency of the application brought by Educators Union of South Africa (Eusa) which is challenging the decision to reopen schools.
The Department of Health in the Eastern Cape says the possible unbanning of the sale of tobacco products could have disastrous consequences for the province’s fight to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The Western Cape government says it is closely monitoring the reopening of schools.
Cabinet has announced that it will seek leave to appeal the judgment of the High Court in Pretoria on lockdown regulations.
Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schäfer, says she will not stop anyone from teaching a child unless she is ordered to do so by a court.
The Western Cape Department of Education says while over 98% of schools in the province opened for Grades 7 and 12 on Monday, not all learners reported for classes as anticipated.
The founder of the One South Africa Movement, Mmusi Maimane, has vowed to fight the reopening of schools at the Constitutional Court.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has warned that cluster outbreak infections could increase further in the Western Cape as the lockdown is eased.
An application by the City of Cape Town to stop the Human Rights Commission from accessing the Strandfontein site for the homeless will be heard in the High Court on Wednesday.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she is concerned that the City of Cape Town did not adhere to the stipulated regulations when it evicted people during the national lockdown.