Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane has issued a stern warning against political parties engaging in campaigning at schools during class hours. According to IOL, the condemnation comes in response to reports of an unnamed political party conducting a campaign trail at several schools in Eldorado Park.
The provincial education department highlighted that these political activities occurred while regular learning and teaching were underway. Chiloane underlined the need for education environments to remain apolitical, ensuring an undisturbed and unbiased atmosphere for learning.
Opposition parties are urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a provisional election date during the State of the Nation address on February 8. The IEC has proposed May 22 as a potential election date. Parties are cautious about the impact of an official announcement on the voter registration window, which closes after the weekend of February 3 and 4, the last scheduled voter registration drive by the IEC.
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