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More delays expected in reopening schools

“I have serious doubt that many of the provinces will be ready even by next week to have the management teams go in.”

A number of provincial departments have issued circulars pleading with its workforce not to return to school on Monday as formerly proposed by the Department of Basic Education. 

“It was a precautionary measure to not start today before all outstanding issues have been put in place. We didn’t want to open schools at all costs,” Elijah Mhlanga, the department’s spokesperson, told Daily Maverick