Following the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster by the South African Government in terms of the Disaster Management Act on 15 March 2020, President Ramaphosa announced measures to curb spread of the disease, including closure of all schools effective from 18th March 2020.   The extended closure of schools beyond the school holidays has necessitated efforts by various stakeholders to find alternative ways through which educational services may continue to be provided. Among these are various innovative ways that teachers in different contexts are adopting in order to enable them to maintain contact and deliver support to their learners.

Education in SA Lockdown research

Researchers from SAM have designed a survey aimed at gathering data to document the different coping mechanisms among educators in different school settings as they try to extend support to their students during the national CORONA Virus Epidemic lockdown.

This anonymous survey is purely voluntary and aims to generate insights on what is happening in different parts of the country. Data collected through this survey will be used to write about educator’s experience and to raise awareness about their challenges and needs.

The Survey

This quick survey can be accessed via the link below and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The researchers have found and Included at the end of the survey, a link to various free resources that the National Department of Basic Education has made available. This is intended to raise awareness about these very useful resources to survey respondents.

Survey Link:

Department of Basic Education:

To get more information and updates on the Research

For more information on the research, including accessing the detailed report on findings, please contact the research team via email