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A fire has damaged one of the residences belonging to Girls and Boys Town South Africa (GBTSA), the 63-year old non-profit organisation that cares for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and youth.

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga

With learners set to return to school next week, the Department of Basic Education is expected to address parents and learners about changes they can expect. 

learners in school classroom

Schools will be reopening next week Monday, following the Department of Basic Education's plan to vaccinate teachers. 

Learners will be returning to daily classes soon and this has caused mixed reactions, as unions and parents have come forward to share their thoughts with the Department of Basic Education. 

The price of school uniforms has been worrying over the years, as some parents have been struggling to cope with the costs. 

Monday marked the first day back at school for many learners. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga paid a visit to schools in Gauteng to welcome learners for the rest of the year.

As schools reopen on Monday, some learners remain without placements. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the department continues to struggle finding schools with enough space for learners. 

At the start of 2021, Curro Holdings, the JSE-listed independent education provider, launched Curro Choice, a personalised learning offering that broadens the range of subjects available to every Curro high school learner nationwide.

With the new year now in progress, the Department of Basic Education has released the official school calendar for 2021. 

Chesterhouse School in Durbanville, Cape Town once again topped the scores
for the 2013 examination year, cementing the school's position as the leading
achiever within Cambridge schools in South Africa.

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