Regardless of the unrest regarding demarcation in Vuwani in 2016, pupils were seen making their way to school on Wednesday morning.
The provincial education department says that things are in place for the school year to start in the volatile area.
Last year, several schools were burned down in the protests.
Certain schools are now equipped with mobile classrooms in the interim, as the Basic Education Department provided over 70 mobile classrooms.
Parents are hopeful that 2017 will be a better academic year, and talks between last year’s protesters and the local government continue.