3b2781687ce74d8ea260c6e798587ab3A week after teachers’ unions called for schools to close amid the upcoming peak in Covid-19 infections in South Africa, Cabinet has decided to shut all public schools for four weeks – but there are exceptions.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday, while addressing the nation, that public schools would close from 27 July to 24 August.  Grade 12s will, however, only take a week’s break and return on 3 August. Grades 7s will get a two-week break, returning on 10 August……more

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