Poliah said service delivery protests affected various areas in the country, with 53 pupils at Phandu’mfundo Secondary School in Etwatwa, on the East Rand, being prevented from writing their economics exam on Tuesday.
He said 459 pupils had started late for their exams due to protests in the Ngaka Moridi Molema district in North West after 13 centres were disrupted.
Flooding at a North West informal settlement led to delays, prompting the department to be hyper alert during this rainy season.
“We are in constant communication with the SA Weather Service to monitor the weather. We have also called on parents in some areas to find their children alternative accommodation nearer to the exam centres so they don’t get trapped in case of a flooding that may prevent them from getting…