Sadtu Durban demands Motshekga's resignation

By Drum Digital
08 March 2013

Teachers' union members have said they intend calling for Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's resignation, during a march in Durban on Friday.

Motshekga had not been taking education seriously, said the SA Democratic Teachers' Union's (Sadtu) Durban south regional secretary Sibongiseni Xulu.

He said the education department had faced many problems since 2011.

Xulu mentioned Limpopo, where students were left without textbooks for about seven months last year.

He said some teachers in the Eastern Cape were not being paid their salaries, and the province was also suffering from a shortage of teachers.

"There is no proper delivery of quality of education in the Eastern Cape," he said.

Xulu accused Motshekga of not seeing through her programmes, such as the laptop teacher initiative which was supposed to supply laptops to teachers. This had not been done, he said.

Xulu said there was also no security at schools.

He said Sadtu members would march to the offices of the education department at noon.

-by Sapa

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