NATIONAL NEWS - The civil rights movement, Solidariteit, is elated that private nursery schools and crèches can open with immediate effect.
Solidariteit this morning won its case against the minister of social development, Lindiwe Zulu in Pretoria with costs.
Judge Hans Fabricius ruled in favour of Solidariteit in the Pretoria High Court saying crèches that comply with all Covid-19 health and safety regulations may open.
The ruling includes day care centres and after school care facilities.
While many parents who had to return to work under lockdown level 3 will be heaving a sigh of relief, the ruling has come too late for many crèches that could not survive more than three months without an income.
The current disaster management regulations stipulate that, under Level 3, only early childhood institutions that offer Grade R, and thus qualifies as a school, may reopen.
Fabricius’ judgement renders this Level 3 regulation null and void.
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