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Gauteng parents up in arms over spaces for Grade 1 and 8 learners | Pretoria News – Independent Online

Parents were locked out at the Gauteng Department of Education’s Tshwane south district, where they had gone on Saturday to demand placement for their children.  Oupa Mokoena African News Agency (ANA)
Pretoria – The Gauteng Department of Education should swallow its pride and allow schools and school governing bodies to handle applications and registrations of Grade 1 and 8 learners, parents said on Sunday.

Parents were speaking outside the provincial education’s Tshwane district offices, where they had converged to demand placement for their children. Similar scenes were reported from other district offices across the province.

Some parents’ vehicles were towed away for illegal parking.

Others could be heard shouting at the police and security guards who had secured the building. Police were eventually called to disperse the parents.

Most of the parents said they were going to send their children from townships to schools in Centurion, Valhalla, Wierdapark, Lyttelton and Olievenhoutbosch.

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