The sector migrated three months ago from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education.Story continues below Advertisement Spokesperson for the WCED Bronagh Hammond previously told the Weekend Argus that the functions of the sector would not change for the first two years.

“The WCED will be taking responsibility for registration, funding and programme implementation. The functions of offering Grade R and ECD (0–5 years) will reside in one directorate,” she said.

A census conducted last year revealed that more than 3 200 of the 4 896 centres found in the province are unregistered and not eligible for the subsidies

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