FULL ADDRESS | School year disrupted & relief funding increased

All public schools must close for a month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, with matrics taking a week off, and grade 7s two weeks.

“Cabinet has decided today [Thursday] that all public schools should take a break for the next four weeks,” he said.

This means that schools will close from July 27 to August 24.

“The president’s address follows a number of meetings of the cabinet and the national coronavirus command council,” the presidency said in a statement.