Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Teacher unions and the department of education in KwaZulu-Natal are optimistic that all is ready for the marking of Grade 12 examination papers from Sunday.
National Teachers Union (Natu) spokesman Allen Thompson said they had withdrawn their plans to boycott the marking now that the department had paid all that was due to their members after docking their salaries.
Following the public servants strike in June, teacher unions and the department in the province entered into an agreement that teachers who put in extra teaching time, such as on weekends, would be compensated.
But the department wants teachers claiming they were not part of the strike as they were on leave while it was on to submit affidavits.
The docking of salaries would begin as soon as the department received the affidavits to determine who were part of the strike.