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.
Basic Education Department Director-General, Mathanzima Mweli says schooling could resume from May to mid-July, depending on the decision of Education Minister, Angie Motshekga.
Seven people have been arrested in connection with vandalising and breaking in at schools at Mankweng outside Polokwane in Limpopo.
Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi says he hopes that the matric learners would be allowed to go back to class.
Teachers’ Union, SADTU in North West has condemned vandalism of schools in different parts of the province during the lockdown.
The department of Basic Education (DBE) has postponed the May/June Amended Senior Certificate (old matric) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination. The Director General of the DBE Mathanzima Mweli says the department has agreed that the rewrites should be merged with the November 2020 examination.
Basic Education minister, Angie Motshekga, says schools have been advised to provide learners with information on protecting themselves against the coronavirus.
The number of South Africans who have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa has now increased to seven with four additional cases confirmed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, which takes place from January 15 – 17, 2020.