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education blackboard thumb medium80 92Netwerk24 reports that the July school holidays have not been extended and schools will reopen on 17 July as planned.  

This assurance was given by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on Sunday after a rumour was widely circulated on social media that schools would only reopen on 19 July.  According to the false reports, the Presidency had issued an announcement to indicate that, due to activities that were planned for Mandela Day on 18 July, the school holidays had been extended.  The DBE pointed out that the school calendar had been finalised two years ago and nothing had changed in the interim.  It was said that no announcement whatsoever had been issued by the Presidency. (Loosely translated from Afrikaans)

  • Read this report by Cara-Lee Dorfling in full in Afrikaans at Netwerk24 (limit on free access)

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