The Gauteng education department said on Thursday that it had buried apartheid spatial planning in the province. “Today we are officially releasing the first post-apartheid education feeder zones that will finally bury apartheid spatial planning in our education system. The gazette (when adopted) will now allow our schools to recruit learners across all communities‚” education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said. Answering a tweet from a follower‚ Lesufi said: “Just because education must be for all‚ NOT the privileged few. Why should standards drop? Is it because we must not access quality education? Or is it standards are always white? Our kids also deserve better education.” This comes after the Constitutional Court directed the department on May 20 2016 to determine feeder zones for public schools in the province. A feeder zone is one of the criteria a school should use when admitting pupils. It refers to the area from which a school accepts its core intake of children. Feeder zones used to...

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