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OPINION | Since schools are closed, should school fees be waived?

This is a stressful time for everyone – parents, pupils and teachers alike – and we're all doing our best to adapt and survive.

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OPINION: The closure of schools is a disaster for the children

Who is going to pay the extra school costs as now there may be a month or two additional costs at primary school for my Grade 7?

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Willard Katsande: ‘Homeschooling? I’d rather stick to football!’

"I certainly don’t believe I’d be a good teacher. I think, for now, I’d rather stick to football and “teaching” our opponents a lesson on the pitch."

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Online schooling? Find handy local resources here

Not all schools have online learning plans in place, but there are several local online learning platforms that can be used so children don't have to fall behind with their school work.

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Can the school blacklist me for not paying school fees?

In light of the lockdown and subsequent job losses and salary cuts, can a school blacklist you for not paying school fees?

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New school closures a victory, or a disaster?

The purpose of this school closure is to lower the infection rate.

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'It doesn't matter how tired or scared we are, we carry on': Healthcare workers' appeal to teachers

"What if we said we cannot come to work because we are afraid and tired, working 10 times harder than normal?"

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Think before you say 'close schools', says deputy principal

"My new hobby is looking at the Facebook profiles of the parents who question and criticize schools relentlessly about safety in schools."

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'Our lives really don't matter': Educators share their fears about teaching during a pandemic

"My colleagues are anxious and stressed out, the question: is who is next?"

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'Dear Angie, you don't know what we're going through': Teacher shares an emotional open letter

"You see teachers, but you forget we're human." A teacher shares her raw emotion about returning to school.

Development & Behaviour

'Thousands of children at risk': Government urged to announce opening dates for early childhood development centres

"The risk of closure increases each day for scores of ECDs, along with the risk of leaving staff and their families destitute," says Fernandez.

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Parents weigh in on the idea that the 2020 school year be cancelled

Some school grades have been open since early June, but not everyone is convinced they're safe.

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School cleaners in the Eastern Cape share their experience of heading back to work

"Sanitising and temperature checking is not enough, more needs to be done."

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Seven key qualities your child will need to succeed in a post-Covid world according to local CEO

"As parents, we can help by instilling the right qualities in our children that will be of value to them in future."

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Local matric students share their experience of returning to school in a pandemic

"I thought that my last year of school would be a really memorable one."

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WATCH: Primary school teacher uses a genius high-five-machine to greet returning school kids

Covid-19 didn't stop this innovative Dutch teacher from finding a way to keep up his morning ritual.

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UPDATED | Print the revised 2020 school calendar

This is what the rest of the school year will look like.

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Teachers and students share their experience of going back to school

Some schools in rural areas have not opened due to the spread of Covid-19, and all the schools interviewed expressed the need of extra funding.

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Advice for families navigating the tension around the reopening of schools

Even adults who have returned to the workplace after the hard lockdown have experienced fear and anxiety at varied degrees.

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WATCH: Is it safe to send your kids to school? The experts weigh in

A panel of experts unpacks the pros and cons of sending children back to institutions of learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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