Lesufi said in order for schools to reopen, they needed to be cleaned with functional equipment. In terms of water, he said 67 schools in the province did not have a regular supply. All of them will be provided with tanks.
“Water deliveries procurement is done. Deliveries will be done 24 hours before school resumption date,” he said.
In terms of cleaning capacity, 1,752 schools were deemed to have the resources to undertake the cleaning themselves.
“We are transferring R15,432 to schools for the appointment of local capacity to clean the schools.”
However, 577 schools had been deemed to not have the capacity to undertake the cleaning themselves. Bidvest would be cleaning and disinfecting them, he said.
The company is also expected to provide sanitiser dispensers for all of the 1,253 matric classrooms in the province. This process started on Wednesday.