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It’s back to work for parents, but what about the kids?


It’s back to work for parents, but what about the kids?

Lockdown level 3 presents another set of worries, and rising costs, as only grades 7 and 12 are back in class

Deepika Naidoo

On June 1, SA moved to lockdown level 3, when more and more people returned to work – either from home, the office, at factories or on the road.

But, apart from Grade 7 and 12 pupils, who started on Monday June 8, their children aren’t back in class, which means parents must try to balance working and parenting at home, or find someone to look after their children while they’re at home. In addition, having everyone in the house pushes up costs.

Eastern Cape caregiver Mary Sihlobo has started working again, but she has five children at home to worry about...

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