The move to delay the start of the academic year was confirmed by the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (Isasa) on Tuesday. Many independent schools were scheduled to reopen on January 12.
ISASA Executive Director, Lebogang Montjane, said that the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to move the country back to level 3 of the lockdown was a deciding factor.
“Isasa member schools were meant to have opened on the 12th and 13th of January but following the president moving the country to level three lockdown, it becomes evident that we had to reconsider both the reopening of schools, as well as pre-school activities such as camps and orientation.”
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