The Gauteng department of education (GDE) had electronically captured more than 165,000 grade 1 and 8 admission applications for next year by noon on Friday.
This in spite of the 2023 online system experiencing a glitch with Google when applications opened in the morning.
Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said the online admission system was temporarily restricted by Google Maps due to reaching a maximum of 6,000 requests a minute.
It resulted in parents not being able to view and select schools when applying.
“This challenge was effectively resolved within 30 minutes after the system opened at 8am, and parents were able to proceed with their applications.”