Over 700 pupils have tested positive for COVID-19. This was revealed by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga at a briefing on Thursday.
Motshekga also revealed that around 1,493 teachers have died this year Most of the teachers succumbed to COVID-19.
“I also want to acknowledge the fact that during those difficult times, we lost almost 1,493 teachers, we lost a number of our workers, we lost a number of district officials, and circuit officials,” she said.
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After a few days since President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation regarding the latest sharp increase of COVID-19 case in South Africa and announcing the new strict measures to curb this second wave, surprising videos, and pictures of citizens at rivers have emerged. Learn more