Angie Motshekga still discussing reopening schools, hours before scheduled briefing

Proposals include that schools in areas with high Covid-19 transmission remain shut, and face-to-face teaching resume for only Grade 12 learners

Angie Motshekga puts off announcement on plan to reopen schools

The basic education minister says she still has to see if provincial education departments are ready to do so by June 1

Universities and colleges to remain closed under Covid-19 level 4 lockdown

The decision is based on the need to prevent the spread of the infection and save lives

Schools to only phase in teaching on June 1

This is a month later than originally proposed as stakeholders were not convinced schools would be ready by the original dates given for May

Ambitious plan for opening schools shown to parliament

Mandatory cloth face masks and ensuring a supply of potable water are promised as a staggered start to classes begins on May 6

University academic year may extend into 2021 due to Covid-19

An extension would mean extending support for hundreds of thousands of students who depend on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Return to school depends on success of lockdown, says Angie Motshekga

Basic education minister urges nation to abide by rules so normality can be reestablished

Gauteng education dealing with labour to scrap June holidays

By the time schools open after the nationwide shutdown, children will have lost a month of education and will need to make up the time

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Early recess ordered at all higher education institutions due to Covid-19

Several institutions had already brought forward their Easter break, closed residences and replaced traditional lectures with online teaching

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Unisa suspends graduation ceremonies as Covid-19 toll rises

The University of SA has also strongly advised students to study from home and to submit their assignments online

Blade Nzimande mulls closing tertiary institutions

The higher education, science & technology minister will meet the leadership of higher education institutions on Tuesday to discuss whether to close their doors

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Education bears brunt of Tito Mboweni’s budget cuts

The Treasury plans to cut noninterest expenditure by R156bn over the next three years, and education is among the biggest casualties

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