COVID-19 & Final Exam Date Impact Statement 

plett rage 15 july 2020 statement
Published: July 16th, 2020

We, as the organizers of Plett Rage 2020, are determined to host the class of 2020 at Plett Rage – a matric class that truly deserves to celebrate conquering a momentous and challenging year.

Plett Rage will take both the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam dates into consideration once they are finalized in order to determine new potential dates for the festival if there is a need to change the date.

The Department of Education has stated that the goal is to complete the final exams as originally planned – which will not affect Plett Rage 2020.

However – if the final exam dates were to change – there are two drafted exam timetables; both conflicting with the original Plett Rage dates that had been set for 27 November 2020 – 5 December 2020.

If the first draft were to be implemented, the final exams would only end in the first week of December 2020. Following such change, Plett Rage would have to be moved to 11 December 2020 – 16 December 2020.

The second draft timetable stipulates that the final exams would only be completed by late December. As a result, the Plett Rage dates would be changed to after the Christmas holidays: 15 January 2021 – 21 January 2021.

The festival has received the support of the Bitou Municipality, Plett Tourism as well as the support of various role-players within the town subject to hosting the event – while adhering to the local municipality bylaws and the COVID-19 events regulations.

We would like to kindly request that all affected parties, especially accommodation suppliers, take this into consideration and be flexible with Plett Rage-specific accommodation bookings if the finalized Matric exam dates are to differ from the dates that were set originally.

This being said, we have not yet confirmed that the dates of Plett Rage 2020 have to change and cannot do so until we have received concrete feedback from the Department of Education.

Once we have, we will be able to start actioning our plans. We promise, as always, to be honest and transparent. We will decide speedily on the changes to be made once possible to ensure that you, our customer, as well as other relevant parties, are able to plan around the new dates.

Our dynamic and passionate team is working tirelessly to ensure that the class of 2020 gets to experience Plett Rage. We believe that this year, more so than ever before, Matrics around the country deserve the escape and freedom that they so rightfully deserve for overcoming such a daunting year.