WATCH LIVE | Education department on reopening of schools
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga is expected to announce the date for a phased-in reopening of schools during a media briefing on Thursday afternoon.
The cabinet met on Thursday morning to discuss when South African children will return to school.
The education department initially said grade 12 and grade 7 pupils would return next week.
On Wednesday evening, after the briefing to parliament earlier in the day — the department backtracked on the dates.