Limpopo textbook case in court

By Drum Digital
02 October 2012

The High Court in Pretoria will hear arguments on Tuesday about whether the basic education department complied with a court order compelling it to provide books to Limpopo schools.

Two Limpopo schools have filed papers with the court on the department's failure to deliver textbooks.

The schools are represented by rights group Section27 and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies.

They were seeking an order compelling the department to find out which Limpopo schools have still not received textbooks, Section27 said.

The schools also wanted an undertaking that all textbooks would be delivered by the end of October.

In May, the high court ordered the department to deliver the textbooks by June 15. This was later extended, by mutual agreement, to June 27.

However, the schools had complained that they had not received any books yet.

The schools also sought an order that the department develop a comprehensive catch up-plan for Grade 10s, to run until November next year.

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