VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle and other Gauteng parents have been warned not to wait until the last minute to apply for grade 1 and 8 admissions for the 2021 academic year. The Gauteng Education Department said the application system would be shut this Friday, 25 July. The department said there was usually a scramble experienced by the department as some parents waited until the last minute to apply. Spokesperson Steve Mabona described the online system as user friendly and encouraged parents to take advantage of it. Mabona said they have seen that most parents have applied but have not uploaded documents. The department encourage parents to upload their documents, otherwise the process will be difficult. However, he said parents don’t need to visit schools.