Basic Education Minister's briefing on reopening of schools postponed

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Department of Basic Education

JOHANNESBURG - The briefing by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga has been postponed.

Motshekga was set to address the country on the department's readiness to reopen schools.

“The media briefing by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga scheduled for today, 31 May at 18h00 has been rescheduled due to the Minister being engaged in further consultations on the readiness for the reopening of schools,” the department said in a media statement.

The briefing will now take place on Monday at 11 am.

Schools are set to open for Grades 12 and 7 on Monday.

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There have been mixed reactions to the basic education department's phased reopening plan.

Unions and some community sectors are against the reopening and say the department is not complying with occupational health and safety regulations.

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