At my school and Dylan's school, things are running normally. Only 3 or 4 teachers are striking (really effective right?) so the learners are having classes and we're expecting to start exams on time, which is a relief. However, the situation in and around Windhoek hasn't really changed - in some schools there have been no classes for almost 2 weeks. We're not sure what'll happen if some schools get to take their exams and other schools don't. Exams start on Monday so they have to sort it out this weekend!
Many of the teachers at my school resigned their membership in the teachers' union, NANTU, because they are so frustrated with how things are going (or rather, not going as it seems no progress is being made). I've learned this week that the union has very close ties with the ruling government party...You can draw your own conclusions.
In other news, it's ridiculously hot again as we've had no rain for three days. I'm a little afraid my computer will melt, it's burning up right now!
It's a relief to finally be done with our first year of teaching - I have my last two lessons this afternoon. Still three weeks of exams to get through, but in our afternoons and evenings we'll be free to relax and dream about the upcoming December vacation.