UPDATE: Gauteng's 2019 online registration system goes live

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JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng education department’s 2019 online registration process for grades one and eight goes live on Monday morning.

Last year, the process was marred by a number of issues including applicants being allocated schools far from their homes.

But the department says it&39;s now improved the system and that it can take up to 35,000 hits per second.

READ: 2019 online school admissions to open on Monday, says Gauteng MEC

The Department of Home Affairs has also been brought on board.

Officials say if all goes well, registration should take place just under five minutes.

But the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools isn’t convinced.

It’s worried the system will continue to cause unnecessary headaches.

* Go to www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to register.