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Basic education minister Angie Motshekga (PHOTO: GCIS)
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga (PHOTO: GCIS)

At last. After weeks of holiday – and a lockdown that made an already long break feel even longer for frazzled parents and guardians – the school gates are finally re-opening.

But this year parents have much more on their minds than covering books and figuring out how to iron those pesky labels onto clothing.Covid-19 has put a whole new spin on things.

It may make life easier for many working parents having their kids back at school but many worry about how safe it’s going to be, especially because the variant of the strain that brought everything to a grinding halt last year is 50% more infectious.

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