Angie Motshekga

Paediatrician groups condemn closure of public schools

The Paediatrician Management Group and the South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) have condemned the reclosure of public schools in the country. The bodies say cabinet’s decision is not based on scientific evidence and is not in the best interests of children. Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a four-week long[…]

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Unions await feedback on call to re-close schools

Teacher unions are optimistic that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will give them positive feedback on Wednesday night when she presents their submissions to Cabinet. Unions have renewed calls for schools to be closed citing an increase in COVID-19 infections. They also say many Grade 12 learners have not gone[…]

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