Schools across the Western Cape will remain open on Wednesday 25th April 2018 despite the planned strike action.
The planned strike action is not a legitimate reason to close schools. There are a number of rumours and fake news posts doing the rounds on social media claiming that schools will shut until Wednesday 2nd May 2018. These are not true and we urge parents, learners and members of the public to not share this fake news.
I understand that the distribution of this fake news has been cause for alarm amongst our teachers, learners, and parents, but I wish to assure you that schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday 25th April 2018.
There is no doubt that some schools, especially our commuter schools, will experience late-coming or absenteeism due to the strike action. Our schools will, however, accommodate learners as far as possible and arrange catch up sessions for those learners who missed a significant part the day’s lessons.