Turmoil over School's Continued Closure due to COVID-19 pandemic - SA

The COVID-19 outbreak saw many countries around the world going into a lockdown to combat the spread of the virus. South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced early closure of schools even before the announcement that the country will be going into a complete lockdown. This was done to protect the interests of children who are, by their nature and youthfulness, vulnerable. The restrictions which were originally imposed have since been eased a bit, to allow for economic activity. Intensifying debate has been around the re-opening of schools; with some opting for a phased-in re-opening, and some totally opposed to the idea of the re-opening of schools. Mthokozisi Maphumulo, Litigation Attorney at Adams and Adams, has more on what the government need to take into consideration on the decision making regarding the re-opening of schools…