Judges Lash Motshekga Over Textbooks

Senior judges slammed Motshekga and her department for their inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo

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.

To read the article titled, “Textbook victory for every schoolchild in South Africa,” click here.
 

Source: 
Sowetan Live

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