Sipho Mabena
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12 Jan 2021
4:50 am

NSC exam markers and moderators felled

Sipho Mabena

'Social distancing in place in marking rooms', says the department of basic education.

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The basic education department’s moderator for history, Dr Gants Pillay, who was instrumental in preparations for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam script marking plan, left home to chair a meeting with unions but was not to return. “Pillay was last seen chairing the memo discussion and was admitted in Pretoria [with Covid-19 complications]. He could not even go home and has since passed on,” Bheki Ngubane, the Gauteng department’s head of examinations, said on Monday. He said they had also learnt of the death from Covid-19 on Monday of an internal moderator for Sesotho, Benedict Mohape, and the death...