Teachers’ unions are calling for the immediate closure of schools as South Africa nears the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their proposal suggests schools reopen at the end of August 2020, unless the situation dictates otherwise. In the meantime, parents and students are concerned about the long-term impact these disruptions will have on academic performance – especially for those intending to apply at top universities. To provide a pandemic-proof alternative to traditional schooling, global EdTech company Crimson Education has launched their private online high school, the Crimson Global Academy (CGA), in South Africa. Click here to listen to the full interview.