KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Education says more than 6 000 public schools in the province are ready to reopen for all grades from Monday.
The family of the missing 12-year-old girl from Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats is appealing for any information that could lead to her safe return.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says R4.6 billion has been allocated to provinces and metro municipalities to upgrade more than 300 informal settlements.
The Department of Basic Education says it will provide psycho-social support for a 12 year old learner who was allegedly raped in Bulwer in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says government has reconsidered its plans for the return of additional grades and only grades six and 11 will be required to return to class on Monday. The grade Rs who will return to class are those from schools that have COVID-19 safety measures in place.
The Limpopo Department of Education has postponed the reopening of Grade R classes from Monday to Wednesday the 29th of July. There have been some concerns from some sections of society over the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), has called on the Department of Basic Education to reassess strategies around the reopening of schools, saying the phasing in of more grades may need to be postponed.
The coronavirus pandemic and the oil price shock it triggered have had a severe impact on sovereigns in sub-Saharan Africa, which led to rating downgrades on seven of the 19 rated SSA sovereigns since the beginning of March 2020, Fitch Ratings says.
Government has expressed disappointment over global ratings agency S&P to lower South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings further into non-investment grade to ‘BB-’ and ‘BB’ respectively.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the brutal murder of a 14-year-old Grade 9 girl learner is saddening beyond comprehension.