MBOMBELA - Schools in Mpumalanga cannot reopen next week.
That's according to Kanyamazane residents who say many schools don't have enough Personal Protective Equipment to ensure that teachers and pupils are protected.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) agrees, saying more has to be done to ensure the safety of pupils and teachers.
It said it will be speaking to the Department of Basic Education to delay the opening of schools.
One of the schools which is not ready to reopen is Masihambisane Higher Primary School.
The principal says it's relying on the education department for help.
"When learners are coming I cannot deny them the right to learn," said Vusi Lukhele.
"We are just saying our prayers and hopes to say we'll be going through."
Residents in the township say schools shouldn't reopen until all safety measures are in place.
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