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59 schools in N Cape closed due to Covid-19


44 educators and 35 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19.

File picture: Ayanda Ndamane / African News Agency (ANA)

FIFTY-nine of the Northern Cape’s 555 schools have closed due to Covid-19 since schools were reopened on June 8.

Northern Cape Department of Education spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said on Wednesday that 44 educators and 35 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19.

“The closure of schools is impacting on valuable learning and teaching time, but it is necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19. To date, 18 of the 59 schools have reopened, after they were disinfected and cleaned. 

“In total, 44 educators and 35 pupils have tested positive for Covid-19 in our schools.

“We are continuing to follow our standard operating procedures to the letter and consult the Department of Health, in line with the national Covid-19 regulations and guidelines,” said Van der Merwe.

The schools that are closed include: 

JJ Booysen Primary School, Noord-Kaap Primary School, Isagontle Primary School, Thabane High School, Tshiamo Primary School,  Rietvale High School, Vuyolwethu High School, Kuruman Primary School, Jannie Brink Special School, Port Nolloth High School, Roodepan High School, DL Jansen Primary School, Kathu High School, Rustfontein Primary School, Kudumane Primary School, Segonyana Primary School, Sedibeng Primary School, Itekeleng Primary School, Kimberley Boys’ High School, Tshwarelela Primary School, Kim Kgolo Primary School, Emang Mmogo Combined School,  Kimberley Technical High School, Alpha Primary School, St John’s Primary School, Emthanjeni Primary School, Newton Primary School, Kimberley Junior Primary School, Herlear Primary School, De Aar High School, Molehabangwe Primary School, Floors High School, Westerkim Primary School, St Boniface High School, Du Toitspan Primary School, Kareeville Primary School, Steynville Primary School, Visisani Primary School, Kimberley Girls’ High School and Steynville High School.

The schools that have been reopened include:

Carnarvon Primary School, Enoch Mthetho High School, Ikhwezi Lokusa Primary School, Philipstown High School, Zingisani Primary School, Beacon Primary School, Veritas High School, Duineveld High School, Delta Primary School, Kimberley Christian School, Elizabeth Conradie Special School, Noupoort Combined School, Remmogo High School, GN Pressly Intermediate School, Shekinah Intermediate School and AJ Ferreira High School.