Teachers union Sadtu wants all schooling to be suspended with immediate effect. The call to the Basic Education department follows a special meeting of the labour organisation’s leadership.

Sadtu is among various groups that are concerned about the safety of teachers and pupils, as the country’s COVID-19 infections continue to surge.

The Public Servants Association also wants schools closed. They have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to close schools immediately.


The union, which represents thousands of teachers and admin staff says it’s concerned by the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Several unions have raised concerns at the education department’s decision to resume teaching.

The PSA says there’s no rationale for limiting the number of people at church and funerals – but schools with more than1,000 pupils can open.

Schools had to implement stringent social distancing and hygiene controls before reopening.  Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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Source: eNCA

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