Nzwana Ndabeni, Gugulethu
What’s the difference between schools and malls?
I’m asking this question because we take our kids to malls without asking too many questions and we are exposed to a magnitude of people in those queues, and it seems as if we are asking too much of the Department of Basic Education.
This is a work in progress, water needs to be provided where there is no water, government must provide sanitisers, but parents must play their role here as well.
Our government pays monthly grants, in some cases provides food parcels. What is our roles as parents exactly?
We demand all the way and in many cases those who demand too much don’t even pay tax to the SA Revenue Service.
As we speak kids are playing with other kids outside, it’s natural and that will happen as well at school. Covid-19 is going to be part of our lives for a long time. Some will die if they don’t adhere to the regulations.
I have met kids who know that you need to wear a mask and practise social distancing.
We are making too many excuses but we need to go back to work and earn a living. We can’t be expecting government to feed us all our lifetime. If you don’t trust the school system keep your child at home and wait a lifetime.
We don’t have a crystal ball to know when the pandemic will end, hence I say protect and soldier on, life goes on. We can’t be in lockdown for a lifetime.