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 ( 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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