Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and her department have been lashed by senior judges for their ‘woeful’ inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo three years after a new curriculum was introduced.
On 2 December 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by Motshekga against the decision of the High Court in Pretoria‚ and upheld the cross-appeal by Basic Education For All and affected schools.
The court found that the department’s failure to provide each learner at public schools in Limpopo with a textbook for each subject‚ prior to the commencement of the 2014 school year‚ was an infringement of their rights to a basic education. The court also declared that the department has failed to comply with a previous high court order relating to the delivery of textbooks for the 2012 school year.
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