Angie Motshega pleased with decision to reopen Vuwani schools

The agreement between government & traditional leaders in Vuwani will see schooling resume next month.

The principal of a school in Vuwani addressing matric students on a study camp this weekend. Picture: Kgothatso Mokgale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has welcomed an agreement in Vuwani to lift a total shut down in the town and allow schools to reopen.

More than 20 schools were either burnt or vandalised over two months ago during protests over a decision to incorporate the area into a new municipality.

The agreement between government and traditional leaders in Vuwani will see schooling resume from next month.

The department's spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says the priority is to get all pupils back on track with the work they have missed, as soon as possible.

"Schools will reopen on 4 August and we're pleased with that development because we've been waiting for a breakthrough of this type for a very long time."