Parents, here’s yet another thing for you to worry about

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Parents, here’s yet another thing for you to worry about

Naptosa says it is unfair to expect parents to sign Covid-19 ‘indemnity’ forms, but experts don’t see a problem

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Thousands of grade 7 and matric pupils resumed their academic year on Monday, more than 60 days after lockdown started, with feelings of anxiety and excitement.

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga’s decision to send pupils back to school is still seemingly open for debate, with some people wholly against parents having to sign “indemnity” forms exonerating schools or education officials if their children contract the virus.

The issue of indemnity forms was the subject of much controversy after Gauteng’s Enock Mpianzi drowned on a school camp last year. The incident brought the legal validity, based on consent, into question...

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