Reports by Sadtu regions in the EC add to concerns raised by members of parliament over the state of readiness of schools to re-open in the province.
Long snaking queues are still the order of the day at the social security agency, Sassa, after 302 days of lockdown in South Africa.
To round off the year, here are just a few snippets of stories Elitsha overed this year.
Covid-19 and the lockdown has exacerbated poverty and inequalities in the rural areas of South Africa.
Children’s homes and youth centres worried about not having the access to food during the pandemic.
The informal economy workers are one of the group of workers who are bearing the brunt of the pandemic as some have lost their livelihoods.
South Africa is said to have overcome the peak in covid-19 cases, while many African nationals will take much longer to recover from the lockdown.
There could be a showdown between the teachers’ unions and government when schools re-open in Zimbabwe next week.
Eastern Cape careworkers feel hopeful after meeting with the Department of Health.
The Eastern Cape Health Department assured care workers they would be signing permanent contracts on the 1st of June. In the midst of a pandemic against which they are frontline combatants, care workers in the Eastern Cape are still temporary workers.
There seems not to be an end in sight for the ailing health system in Zimbabwe as the government takes a hardline against the strike.
Civil society, community-based organisations, trade unions and activists protested in major cities and towns around the country to demand better living and working conditions.