The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so.
In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the national basic education department said that only grades 6, grade 11 and grade R would be allowed to return as planned on Monday.
The decision was taken following a meeting of the Council of Education Ministers earlier on Thursday.
“The decision affects all provinces,” said spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.
Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) Tweeted:
DECISION from CEM: pic.twitter.com/wwBLAqtXK2— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) July 2, 2020