GDE suspends online registrations for 2017
The education department is battling a high volume of visitors to its website.
The department says it's had to shut down the system because of an overwhelming number of applicants trying to access the website.
Parents have been queuing online throughout the day to register their children for next year.
#Admissions2017 this is so fustrating I've been trying practically the entire day managed to register on my phone but thats it no progress— Fiona Marnce (@4f2aaa6b88e2444) April 11, 2016
The department's Oupa Bodibe says, "We have around 600 visitors per second so we are going to increase our capacity and will bring the system back online Wednesday, but we appeal to parents not to panic because the registration period will not affect your queue at a school."
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