Dept could face courts - again

2012-08-12 11:27
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, Sapa)

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Civil rights NGO Section 27 has accused the department of education of not obeying a court order to deliver textbooks in Limpopo and is considering more legal action, the Sunday Times reported on Saturday.

Section 27 lawyer Nikki Stein told the paper that there was a possibility the group would take the department back to court due to "significant noncompliance" with a previous court order.

The high court in Pretoria ruled in May that the department would have to provide textbooks to Limpopo schools by 27 June.

Stein said 14 schools in Limpopo had been randomly contacted and all said they had not yet received the textbooks.

Education director-general Bobby Soobrayan told the paper that Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga had been meeting with principals about the textbooks along with other issues.

He urged schools that are still without textbooks to contact the department.

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