Gauteng education dept says it has placed only a fraction of learners for 2018

The Gauteng province’s education department has placed only 2,565 new learners in schools for the 2018 academic year out of 32,935 applicants, provincial head Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday. “Notwithstanding our efforts to get all parents to apply on time so that we can improve on our planning processes, a total of 4500 new applications have been received since Saturday,” Lesufi said, adding that the system was under siege.