Trade union Solidarity wants private nursery schools to reopen. The union has now approached the High Court in Pretoria to urgently force the Ministers of Social Development and Cooperative Governance to do allow the schools to open.
The application comes after both ministers failed to respond to an urgent letter sent to them last week. Departmental nursery schools have been given the green light to open, but their private counterparts have not.
Private early childhood development centres fall under Social Development and not Basic Education, which the union says means they are excluded from basic education’s phasing-in approach.
In other news – Lerato Mvelase has advised parents to teach their kids their home languages
Actress Lerato Mvelase has encouraged parents to expose their kids to their home languages so that they don’t rob them of an important aspect of their identities. The actress and TV host of relationship-themed reality show, Seng’khathele, took to her social media to share the importance she places on her native language as a mother and how she feels parents ought to take the initiative to ensure that their kids know their own languages. Read more