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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. 

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi receiving a vaccine jab

Teacher unions have taken over day 2 of the Basic Education sector's vaccine rollout 

Minister Motshekga receiving vaccine

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that the vaccination of teachers and school staff will be starting this week. 

With the total number of school-related Covid-19 cases nearing 5000, the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga held a media briefing over the weekend. 

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
Minister Angie Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that her department has created jobs for thousands of youth in South Africa. 

KwaZulu Natal will be opening more vaccination sites in the province ahead of the vaccine rollout in schools. 

 school children standing in line

Schools in the Northern Cape have been recording a number of Covid-19 infections, with many schools closing in the process. 

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that grade 12 learners will not be writing mid-year exams this year. The Minister’s announcement has not been without criticism. 

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. 

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