The reopening of has caused chaos between the Department of Education, parents and Teachers union. It is unclear whether pupils will return to school later this month or the reopening will be shifted to next month under level 1.
During family meeting on Monday night the 11th of January, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the issue school reopening is not an easy decision to make because of variant new infections and people are dying in hospitals.
While schools and universities are busy preparing their 2021 academic year, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that it makes sense if the reopening of schools could be rescheduled to mid-February because they cannot risk pupils life as well as teachers life.
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