Teachers’ unions in Zimbabwe have rejected the government’s latest offer to settle the dispute.
The school principal abandoned his post after he was accused by parents and community members of misusing school funds.
The surge in numbers of students testing positive is a cause for concern for universities in the Eastern Cape.
School patrollers and covid-19 brigades say they have not been paid for the past three months.
The Public Service Commission announced that all civil servants will receive a top-up on their salaries but it does not match teachers’ salary demand.
Parents and SGBs of mud schools in Port St Johns say they have tried in vain to get government to build proper classrooms.
There could be a showdown between the teachers’ unions and government when schools re-open in Zimbabwe next week.
Affected by the pandemic and the lockdown, early childhood development centres around the country are calling for government support.
Community organisations and activists that favoured the closure of schools differ over whether Grades seven and twelve should return to school in the Western Cape.