Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says the number of learners not yet placed in Grade one and eight for 2020 has been reduced from 34 000 to 9 000.
The ANC in Gauteng says lobby group AfriForum’s campaign to remove Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi from office is inspired by race and a desperate attempt to resist transformation at all cost.
AfriForum is expected to hand over memorandum in efforts to get Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi removed from his position.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the overwhelming majority of parents who sought places for their grade ones and eights were adequately serviced by the online application system.
The Gauteng Education Department says it has extended its placement period for learners going into Grades 1 and 8 to the end of this month.