Gauteng Education's online registration goes live… again

MEC Panyaza Lesufi has apologised for the system crash this morning which was due to a technical problem.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - After a third missed deadline and mounting anger from parents, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the department's online application system has now gone live.

The system crashed again this morning due to a technical problem, but the MEC says the glitch has been resolved and parents can resume online applications for grade one and eight pupils.

Lesufi says the department has dealt with a number of problems with its online application system.

"I had to swallow my pride and say 're-programme the entire system' so that we don't disadvantage this group of people who don't have addresses."

Lesufi says the problem has now been fixed.

"We anticipate it will be in a position to carry a capacity of 20,000 logs per second and will allow all parents who want to register, to register their children."

The MEC has apologised to parents for the inconvenience caused by the glitch and says he's confident this online process will streamline the registration process.