Following the Department of Basic Education's announcement that schools will be opening on 15 February, some schools have chosen to ignore this and are having learners back. MEC Panyaza Lesufi has now pledged to combat this issue.
Last week, the DBE announced that the reopening of schools would take place on 15 February 2021, which is two weeks later than the initial date. This decision has caused some to be concerned about how it will affect the academic year.
The Department of Basic Education recruited around 300 000 South African youths as education assistants. Now, many have said that they still haven't received payment. Various questions are now being raised when it comes to this initiative.