VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle parents are urged to ignore a bogus message circulating on social media stating that the new school term will be postponed due to Mandela Day celebrations. The Department of Basic Education has distanced itself from the message. The Department says the message is false and has caused much confusion. It stresses that the third term will start on the seventeenth of this month as per the school calendar approved two years ago. Mandela Day will be celebrated the next day.