WATCH: Basic Education Minister gives clarity on readiness to reopen schools

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will brief the media to provide an update on the readiness for the reopening of schools.

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JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is briefing the nation on Monday morning.

Motshekga was set to address the country on the department's readiness to reopen schools on Sunday, but the briefing was postponed.

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Previously she announced that Grade 7 and 12 pupils will start on Monday.

Government, however, made an eleventh-hour about-turn on the reopening of schools.

READ: Basic Education Minister's briefing on reopening of schools postponed

It said the Grade 7s and matrics will only return to school on 8 June.

Some teachers unions, students and pupils associations say schools are not ready to accept pupils.

READ: SAHRC takes Western Cape to court over reopening of schools

Schools have been closed for two months.

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