The government will be taken to court after accusations that it pacified unions by deciding to close all public schools for four weeks, less than a month after it won a legal challenge to its decision to reopen the country’s economy along with it schools.

But things seemed to have changed and after intense pressure from teachers’ unions, President Cyril Ramaphosa (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-07-23-schools-to-close-until-covid-19-peaks/) announced last week that public schools would be closed until August 24, a move that will push the academic year beyond the end of 2020.

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