Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
16 Feb 2021
6:01 am

WATCH: Protests outside school over learner placements

Rorisang Kgosana

'We live within a 3km radius of a high school, but we are placed some 30km away.'

Students and parents protest outside the Akasia Primary School in Pretoria after many learners living in the area were denied access to the schools in their area, 15 February 2021, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Although the reopening of public schools on Monday was smooth in some places and others saw parents protesting for their children to be placed, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga put her foot in her mouth by telling school children educated people don’t rape. Thousands of pupils returned to school when the academic year finally commenced after a two-week extension of the school holidays amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ALSO READ: Maimane, DA unhappy with Motshekga ‘doubling down’ on rape comment Addressing pupils during her oversight visit at Nellmapius Secondary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, Motshekga’s attempted words of encouragement to get an education...