Bloemfontein - The reappointment of Angie Motshekga
basic education minister was welcomed by the Federation of Governing Bodies of
SA Schools (Fedsas) on Monday.
"Minister Motshekga was the first education minister
who was prepared to admit to mistakes and attempts to make improvements,"
said Fedsas CEO Paul Colditz.
Colditz said in view of the progress made in education in
South Africa during the past few months, Motshekga's reappointment was
During her first term, Fedsas was involved in a number of
task teams to tackle problems in education.
"Continuity is important in education. A new
director general for education has to be appointed which makes it even more
important that there is a top government official who can be held accountable
in terms of plans and policy that have been implemented or will be implemented
Colditz said although Motshekga's first term was
characterised by controversy there were also examples of good leadership and
"We want to build on this," said Colditz.
Fedsas was committed to co-operation and dialogue with
"We will continue to represent the interests of our
members because the only goal of all role-players in education should be the
interests of our children," he said.
Fedsas is a voluntary association representing about 1 700
public schools school governing bodies.