President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that alcohol will be sold for domestic consumption and on specified days. Tobacco sales remain prohibited.
The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal says it is not convinced that the province is ready for the re-opening of schools.
The Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) says schools should only reopen in September as temperatures will be higher and therefore provide a better climate to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Parents in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed mixed reactions to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s announcement that schools will re-open on June 1 for Grades 7 and 12.
There has been a mixed reaction to government’s decision to reopen schools on the 1 June.
The National Association of School Governing Bodies is not convinced that all provinces are ready for the reopening of schools on 1 June.
Makhanda-based government watchdog, the Public Service Accountability Monitor, says it might not be feasible for the Eastern Cape to reopen all schools given the magnitude of challenges facing the Education Department in the province.
The Northern Cape Education Department says a total of 338 of the 557 schools in the province have been disinfected.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is not out of woods yet as the rate of coronavirus infections is expected to rise.
Teachers in Kenya broadcast classes over community radio to keep refugee students learning after schools closed to slow the spread of COVID-19.