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Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says the decision to keep schools open or close them will be made by Cabinet once it has applied its mind to the issue. Motshekga was speaking during a virtual debate in the National Council of Provinces on her department's adjusted budgetary allocations. Pressure is mounting on the minister to shut down schools while the number of coronavirus cases in the country escalates, with many educators and learners being infected.