Teaching and learning progressing well in NC


The Northern Cape Department of Education can confirm to date 158 schools have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the 158 schools, 12 schools are currently closed for disinfection to ensure that it is safe for educators and learners to return. 


We are satisfied in the manner in which our education system handled the return of all grades in August 2020. Schools are making use of differentiated timetables to ensure adherence to the COVID-2019 regulations and guidelines. 


All our efforts are geared towards saving the school academic year, with specific focus on our Grade 12 learners. We have already commenced with Saturday classes and weekend lock-inn sessions in terms of our matric intervention programmes. The planned incubation camps for all Districts have been put on hold and we are busy reconfiguring our approach in this regard to ensure that learners benefit optimally from these initiatives. Also bearing in mind that we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, which might place the lives of educators and learners at risk of contracting the coronavirus.


MEC Nontobeko Vilakazi is currently serving as the Acting MEC for Education in the Northern Cape. We deeply appreciate the leadership role she continues to display in the education sector as we navigate through these difficult and uncertain times.