Learners Will Return To Traditional Timetable System


Primary school learners will soon be able to attend physical classes daily, bringing an end to the rotational timetable system. 

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga recently released a gazette approving for learners to return to attending daily classes from Monday 26 July 2021.

The department aims to do this by implementing the risk adjusted strategy for learners in grades R to grade 7. 

"A risk adjusted strategy differentiated strategy means an approach to school attendance that is determined by the direction the Covid-19 pandemic is taking in the district municipality and country." said the department in a statement. 

Schools for learners with special needs in grades R to 12 will also be able to return to daily attendance from 26 July. 

"Where practicable, a primary school, a school for learners with special education needs that returns to school the traditional timetabling model and school hostels must comply with the social distancing, minimum health and safety measures on Covid-19, as contemplated in these direction, the DBE Standard Operating Procedures and Regulations"

Although learners will be allowed to return to the traditional timetabling model, other aspects of schooling will remain restricted because of Covid-19. 

This includes restrictions placed on contact sports, which have been suspended until further notice. 

The following sports are considered contact sports: 

  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Goal ball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Khokho
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Taekwando
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Wrestling



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