Western Cape Minister of Education Debbie Schafer has confirmed that schools in the province will reopen tomorrow to receive learners.
This is despite an announcement by the Department of Basic Education saying schools will open on June 8 for Grade 7 and 12 learners.
National Education Minister Angie Motshekga postponed a
media briefing on the issue at the last minute this evening.
Her department then issued a statement about the new date.
Schafer says the Western Cape can no longer allow schools to operate in a state of uncertainty.
She says the reopening of schools tomorrow is in accordance with the Gazette promulgated last week by Motshekga, which stated that schools would reopen on the first of June.
Schafer says, "We have been engaged in discussions at a national level over the weekend and were awaiting the minister's announcement.
Given that this has now been postponed, we can no longer allow our schools to hover in a state of uncertainty.
Western Cape schools have made a huge effort to get ready and this has been
confirmed by an independent agency.
Western Cape schools shall accordingly be open for learners.
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