The Department of Education apparently started an audit and inspection that resulted in 20 illegal schools being closed in Ivory Park, near Kempton Park.
In three of the illegal schools a total of more than 400 black children attended school, but the standard apparently where mediocre.
Problems are now being faced with getting the black pupils to be placed elsewhere in schools, and concerns exist as to whether they will be able to pass the year-end exam.
Neighboring schools have been requested to make room for the pupils, while the initiators of the schools are apparently facing prosecution.
Panyaza Lesufi of the Gauteng Education Department called on the parents to enroll their children in public schools and not start again with new “own schools” that are illegal.