In a statement this afternoon 02 July 2020, the department said that only grades 6, grade 11 and grade R would be allowed to return as planned on Monday.

Education minister said that the initial plan was to have all pupils in grades R, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, and 11 return.

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week due a rising number ofcoronavirus cases across the country.

The minister is expected to host a media public briefing by the end of the week (date not yet announced) , to elaborate more on the revised plans with the goal of phasing in the remaining grades to allow schools to reach normality by August 2020.

By: Monti Montsha