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Gauteng education department extends schools admission

Gauteng education department extends schools admission

4 November 2019 8:32 AM

Bongani Bingwa speaks to Steve Mabona Spokesperson of the Gauteng Education Department

Yesterday, parents queued outside the Gauteng Education Department district offices, wanting to have their children placed in schools of their choice. Provincial Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says officials in district offices were intimidated and attacked by frustrated parents.


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