15 March 2020 – Closed all early childhood education, schools and higher education institutions

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of South Africa closed all schools, early childhood education centres and high education institutions from 18 March to 14 April.

Each Province, district, circuit and school is required to prepare a practical and comprehensive catch up plan. To compensate for lost days the June school holidays were reduced.

All school events larger than 100 people, including the South African School Choral Eisteddfod, were also cancelled.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-minister-basic-education-mrs-angie-motshekga-inter-ministerial-media-briefing-0