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Communicate on schooling, Cyril

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The quicker he does that, the better because time is not on our side.


27 Jul 2020
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Communicate on schooling, Cyril

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. POOL/AFP/Jerome Delay

You have to feel for all those involved in the stop-start education year of 2020 … from teachers, education officials, the parents and, most importantly, the children. After weeks of uncertainty and pressure, it was announced on Thursday that public schools will be closed for four weeks following consultation with teachers’ unions and governing bodies. Another break is far from ideal. The reality is that we are in a two-year limbo period, according to education analyst and activist Papama Mnqandi. He said: “There’s going to be two years of recovery at least, because remember, this is tied to the recovery...

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