NATIONAL NEWS - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to brief media today on preparations for the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
“The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will give an update on the preparations for the reopening of schools during a media briefing to be held on Tuesday 19 May 2020,” said the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Monday.
Today's briefing is expected to outline proposed dates for the reopening of schools.
The briefing was initially scheduled for Thursday 14 May.
According to the DBE, the postponement was to allow for further consultation with stakeholders in the education sector.
The Minister on Monday met with the Council of Education Ministers.
The briefing which is scheduled to get underway at 16:00, will be held at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) head office in Pretoria. – SAnews.gov.za