Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says that the online application system route for pupils will be up and running by Monday 16 April.
Lesufi emphasized that from the beginning of next week grade one and eight pupils can apply for the 2019 academic year.
It is understood that the system has been upgraded to identify children using ID numbers through the department’s partnership with Home Affairs.
Despite of differences in main language, Lesufi has urged to apply to any school located in Gauteng.
He added that schools must change its medium of instruction, since the departments learn that the demographic population of the area has changed.
“We’ve eliminated the automatic appointment by the system… meaning for the first time, parents have more and wider preference than before, “Lesufi says.