Closing schools is right — but let’s take this chance to fix them, too

02 August 2020 - 00:01 By MMUSI MAIMANE

It has been nine days since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would be closed for a period of four weeks in a bid to slow the rapidly increasing spread of Covid-19.

The president and his National Coronavirus Command Council have many shortcomings, but this decision remains a correct and responsible one and I have no doubt history will prove this to be true. The decision on whether or not to close schools is about stopping the spread of Covid-19 and saving lives...

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