The Limpopo Department of Education will be phasing in other grades in accordance with amended directions published in the Government Gazette No. 43510, by the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga on 7 July 2020.
The phased return of the remaining learners in the province will be as follows: 20 July 2020, Grades 3 and 10
27 July 2020: Grades 1 and 2
29 July 2020: Grade R
17 August 2020:Grades 4 and 9.
31 August 2020: Grades 5 and 8
School management teams have been directed to make sure that all learners receive orientation on the COVID-19 pandemic, so that they can comply with all required measures to combat and prevent the spread.
“We are encouraged by the positive reports we have received with regards to the phasing in of Grade 6 and 11 learners. I am confident that working with our communities, parents and every other strategic stakeholders, we will be able to ensure that learners are safe when at school and when at home”, said MEC Polly Boshielo
Schools that have applied for deviation and granted to phase in certain grades not in line with the Minister’s published directions, will not be affected by this schedule of dates.