schools covid-19

SGB associations disagree with the plans to delay the reopening of public high schools. They would like for those high schools to open on 27 January 2021.

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.

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools have seen a drop in learners attending school in 2020. Experts fear that these learners may not return to school in the 2021 academic year. 

Schools around South Africa will reopen 15 Februrary, two weeks after it was initially meant to open. The Democratic Alliance says although the date of reopening was pushed to February many questions remain unanswered. 

Due to the country experiencing the second wave of COVID-19, the reopening of schools has been delayed until 15 February 2021. Cosas has announced that they are satisfied with the postponement.

Due to the second wave of the pandemic, the DBE has decided to plan for the opening of online schools to reduce the pressure on school admissions. 

Reports have been circulating about the government considering to delay the reopening of schools, however, the DA wishes to find some clarity from the DBE.


The WCED Central released a video which shows what measures will be taken at schools once learners return from 1 June.