Schools across SA will open on June 1 in a phased manner, starting with grades 12 and 7, basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced on Tuesday evening.

The plan, approved by cabinet and the national command council on Covid-19  backs away from a proposal put to teacher unions and other interest groups last week, which suggested schools in areas with high transmission of the disease remain shut, and face-to-face teaching resumes for only grade 12 learners...

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