Matric balls: Some schools push ahead despite Covid-19

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Matric balls: Some schools push ahead despite Covid-19

Pupils should be learning and preparing for exams instead, says education department

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The department of basic education has discouraged schools from holding matric balls, saying they are “time consuming”.

This comes as some schools steam ahead with plans to hold matric farewells despite experts warning of a second wave of Covid-19 infections.

According to the health department’s Covid-19 update for October 10, 2,364 new cases were identified and 126 deaths recorded...

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