Don't fail our children this year

Millions of pupils are heading back to school across the length and breadth of the country today after the long, Covid-19-induced delay to the opening of the school year.

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga assured the nation that state schools are ready. She said, among others, that teacher posts across the country have been filled and more than 120,000 school assistants have been employed to help with the running of schools...

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