School Management Teams across the country are expected to report for duty on Monday.

The SMTs will go to prepare the school for the return of teachers and learners.

The Basic Education Department published its directives on Friday, for the 2021 school calendar.

Teachers are expected back at school next week Monday, the 1st of February.

The department has agreed that private schools will re-open next week.

While public schools will return two weeks later.

Spokesperson for the Western Cape Education Department, Bronagh Hammond, says the SMT’s in the province are expected to ensure that everything is in order