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New textbooks dumped next to court

2012-09-06 10:31

Johannesburg - More than 200 new school textbooks were found dumped next to the Polokwane Magistrate's Court in Limpopo, it was reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a series of discarded book cache discoveries since July 2012, Beeld reported.

The books found on Wednesday were syllabus textbooks for English and Afrikaans for different grades.
Police said they were investigating the incident.

Meanwhile the Limpopo education department has refused to divulge information on its policy on destroying old school textbooks.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson for education in Limpopo, Desiree van der Walt, said the department had until Friday to release the information.

"If they don't do it, we're going to ask the Human Rights Commission to investigate the issue," she said.

The DA asked the department over a month ago, in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000, to disclose information about its policy.

Van der Walt said it looked as though the department "either did not understand that information in any democracy has to be made public, or that the books were destroyed without the necessary authority".

Education department spokesperson Pat Kgomo did not respond to queries about the issue on Wednesday.

Comments
  • lorain.maseko - 2012-09-06 10:38

    Polokwane again,can there be anything googd that comes out of there?

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-09-06 10:54

      Forever bury your head in the sand! Everyone knows that's how problems dissapear, heh ANC?

      rbphiri - 2012-09-06 10:54

      Wait a minute...hmmm our province is already under administration and we have already dumped several text books...hmmmm how can we screw this province even further??? Hmmmm??? I wonder? wait a minute...we can like dump text books outside the courts. But this whole text book saga is deliberate...All this nonesense culminates to the political events which will take place in Manguang in December...dirty politics at its best and at the expensive of people's education.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-06 10:57

      They should separate Limpopo from SA and make it part of Zimbabwe!

      Willie - 2012-09-06 11:09

      Where they have burned books they will end in burning human beings--That's Polokwane

      kEnt256 - 2012-09-06 11:11

      Keep the people uneducated and ignorant and they are easier to govern

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-06 11:21

      We donte need no educashun, we donte need no thort controll

      Willie - 2012-09-06 11:27

      @ mmapula.wagamatabane-- What good things we talking about the future of this country, don't tell me about material good things @ RPhiri spot on what is the function of the central goverment,they have taken over but the can't still solve the problem @DB_Cooper correct we must be number one in the world in terms of NOT PROVIDING BASIC EDUCATION for our children Please someone outn there lay CRIMINAL charges against PRES.ZUMA

      tyson.love.94 - 2012-09-06 11:43

      I donot know how the so called intelligent people connect this saga to the ANC...(someone farted inside the lift and i am blaming the ANC...) How can someone with a sound mind connect the two below issues? to connect the two issue simple means you support and know the person who dumped the textbook... "The books found on Wednesday were syllabus textbooks for English and Afrikaans for different grades. Police said they were investigating the incident. Meanwhile the Limpopo education department has refused to divulge information on its policy on destroying old school textbooks."

      lorain.maseko - 2012-09-06 11:45

      mmapula the people that are failing Polikwane are the residents that see malema and his allies as saints that will save them from themselves, I agree with the notion that it should be cut off from the rest of SA and be given to Mugabe.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-06 14:29

      @ lorain.maseko Somethig good can come out of Polokwane, a coffin with malema in it

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-09-06 10:41

    Some people will never learn

      maree.cassie - 2012-09-06 10:48

      Haha, I see what you did there!! LOL!

  • TshilidziPhuravhathu - 2012-09-06 10:41

    I think this is some sort of game which they have in Polokwane that we just need to catch up on... Im talking the next Angry birds or should I say Angry Pips?

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-09-06 10:41

    The worst insult to this whole damn saga, is that on a recent trip abroad, I was flicking tv channels, only to see an advert asking that books used and new be sent to the relevant charity who were "collecting books for the children of South Africa, who have none." I was embarrased and ashamed of my country, that people are collecting goods for us, and we seem to have no respect for their gifts or good thoughts.

  • aphiwe.mayola - 2012-09-06 10:42

    Classic! This is disgusting. Disregard 4 education n 'the law' in a way! I'd laugh if it wasn't so sad!

  • silas.mooi - 2012-09-06 10:44

    Mmmm..... Macbeth, couldn't have opted for a better piece of crap to dump myself. SAPS must just lock up these trolls and dump the keys next to satan!!!

  • eva.walle.75 - 2012-09-06 10:45

    I feel like in a runaway train with no driver!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-06 10:45

    This is how they run everything-NO TRANSPARENCY! Someone could of benifitted from those books!!!!!!

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-06 10:46

    Again? This was intentionally dropped at that specific location to make some sort of statement!

  • jarryde.meikle - 2012-09-06 10:46

    weird how the books are english and afrikaans text books...

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-09-06 10:56

    Polokwane is not province as we are told. It is some sort of a piggy bank where all corrupt politician siphon funds through it. It is managed by unashamed, greedy corrupt people. Limpopo premier is the richest premier in the country and yet no investigation is done on his finances. Do not expect service delivery from Limpopo, it is a state owned corruption entity!!!

  • bomb.technician.5 - 2012-09-06 10:57

    Give Polokwane to Zimbabwe already.......

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-09-06 10:57

    Boy, that escalated quickly.

  • sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-06 10:59

    Disgraceful, keep the masses uneducated and they will keep voting for us!

  • gvangreunen - 2012-09-06 11:04

    Must be an apartheid bittereinde involved here, there's no way someone involved in our current government would so callously disadvantage their citizens!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-06 13:04

      Should you two Bittereinders\\Witwolwe\\AWB\\Die Boeremag\\Suidlanders [or whatever you call yourselves once you have had a dop of brandewyn and koke] be discussing how to get Operasie Popeye back on the ground instead of waste time here vloeking and patting your racist sitplekke? Is that how you will get blacks out of SA to Zimbabwe. Ag nee julle mannetjies is maar dof neh :)

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-06 11:04

    Limpopo (fat boy's playing field)is a 2-tier power game territory; (1) those against the current useless anc-party leader and clowns & (2) those who want to be the next useless anc-party leader and clowns. Unfortunately the bottom-line is that both factions do not care about educating the kids. It is a pitty that most of the CancER voters cannot or do not read newspapers or the electronic news, for those of you who do, please convey to the masses to vote against this "destroying anc party"..VOTE DA

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-06 11:09

    Why dump the textbooks ? Why not just leave them somewhere dry so that they can still be used ? This is typical ANC problem solving mentality. Wait until the house has burnt down the ground, then dispatch the fire brigade. SA is no longer on the path to enlightenment, we've done a u-turn on the highway and taken the stupid off-ramp, courtesy of the another national crisis party. every time I hear Zuma speak, it makes my bum muscles clench: this situation - pause as he pushes his glasses back up with his middle finger with it's really creepy looking nail on it - cannot be allowed to stop. I will - finger again - appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate - blah blah blah. Good thing the ANC aren't responsible for producing the air we breathe...

      pisciotta - 2012-09-06 11:12

      SA is the pathway to Zim Hell.

  • Mallela Isaac Mokholoane - 2012-09-06 11:11

    I think it's about TIME that we swallow our PRIDE comrades who hold higher posts @ Government have failed us, they are incompetent. There are intelligent Black ppl out there who can run the offices effectively & efficiently but just bcoz they are not Comrades they are being side-lined. ANC comrades must get out of Administration & GO where they belong: Lethuli House

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-06 14:12

      Very well said!!

  • ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-06 11:11

    Back then during our ancestor's regime was what is the use for an African child to learn science, technology n maths if he can't use it in practice...today is what is the use of African child of learning English and AFRIKAANS if it assist in practice.

      tiaan.fourie - 2012-09-06 11:54

      What is the point for YOU to exist if YOU have no use in life?

      juannepierre - 2012-09-06 12:46

      Maybe one needs education so one can better argue one's point #justsaying

      ignatiousmarekollemahlokwane - 2012-09-06 13:25

      @juannepierre, we have our own African languages that we can learn in, not your boers language.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-06 16:05

      I will not learn an african language. I would not be able to express myself properly in a language I could not even say typewriter.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-06 11:11

    The government does not want an educated electorate any more than the western investors do, its easier to control people who don't know any better.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-06 11:12

    My son complains that til now they dnt have maths and science textbooks,and how it is putting an overload on the teachers.Its a mystery how the minister and deputy minister havnt been fired already.Knowing the dep minister personally,he is a corrupt individual,and his knowledge of his job is like the diffrence bet. east and west.

  • cry.mashiane - 2012-09-06 11:17

    Whoever is dumping these textbooks belongs in a mental insitution!!!

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-09-06 11:18

    lol this is turning into a silly distructive game..this politicians want to sabotage each other so bad they don't care about the future of children

  • kEnt256 - 2012-09-06 11:18

    The ANC is keeping the poor in this country Uneducated and ignorant. Certainly makes them easier to control

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-06 12:41

      Bull`s eye!

  • tebo.w.ganyani - 2012-09-06 11:21

    plk. Is rotten to the core !!! If that disease goes untreated i see it spreading all over the country. Limpopo has been long in state of sickness. that's 1 of our richest province in a country. Interms of farms, it produce crops,citrus, mango's ,bananas, interms of minerals is platinum rich, coal , phosphate n cement.!!! Eix.

  • tebo.w.ganyani - 2012-09-06 11:22

    plk. Is rotten to the core !!! If that disease goes untreated i see it spreading all over the country. Limpopo has been long in state of sickness. that's 1 of our richest province in a country. Interms of farms, it produce crops,citrus, mango's ,bananas, interms of minerals is platinum rich, coal , phosphate n cement.!!! Eix.

  • blatherwick.ashburner - 2012-09-06 11:28

    An official was quoted saying "This is a racist, colonialist, anti-revolutionary, anti-majoritarian and capitalist plot to destroy our glorious revolution. This is what us brave ANC cadres have to put up with each day just because there is no secrecy law to prevent spreading these stories and upsetting the ANC suckers....oops I mean supporters."

      bryon.mackie - 2012-09-07 09:38

      Viva liberation without comprehension viva..!

  • Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-09-06 11:30

    I still wanna know the real reason for dumping textbooks. Wanna keep the youth uneducated and vote ANC each election? Too lazy to deliver the books? It's illegal to take away the right to education. It's in the Constitution.

  • hlgiorgino - 2012-09-06 11:30

    The 3rd force is busy with sabotage eish

      sarel.brits - 2012-09-06 12:17

      Boeremag!!!!

  • nathi.mlotshwa.71 - 2012-09-06 11:37

    Yes we are allowed to blame some1 but why do this things happen only in limpompo do they hate the president that they are willing to put their children's future atstake let us think these are our children.yes we can't afford private schools why are u destroying our public facilities.this malema fever is getting out of hand stop him before it is too late.

  • madumane.michael.3 - 2012-09-06 11:47

    Who could probably have guards to dump the textbooks next to the magistrate's court, this is done to sabotage the MEC of education in Limpopo, this politicians must stop fighting at the expense of the learners.If the ANC in Limpopo doesn't stop this hooligans, this province will always produce poor matric results.

  • Goboza Mashaba - 2012-09-06 11:49

    Even the dumbest Dom Jan can see that this is a sabotage or stupid political mind game. if its the DA trying to score cheap political points, its even worse than the game itself as this is our children's future you are destrying!

      tiaan.fourie - 2012-09-06 11:57

      So you are saying this is the DA's fault? How typical of you to not blame YOUR OWN government, and rather point fingers in the wrong direction again.

      wo0two0t - 2012-09-06 13:42

      Isnt it the DA that want an investigation into this?

  • andre.burrows.92 - 2012-09-06 11:51

    Shame,after 18 years the comrades are still struggling

  • tiaan.fourie - 2012-09-06 11:52

    The ANC does not want their people to be educated. Because educated people will understand how a Democracy works, they will understand the meaning of the Constitution, and educated people will also start seeing how the ANC is not there to protect it's own people. The ANC only wants to make themselves rich. And as long as they keep their own people uneducated, they will continue to vote for them, and they will continue to enrich themselves at the cost of their own people.

  • nathi.mlotshwa.71 - 2012-09-06 12:15

    Yes we are allowed to blame some1 but why do this things happen only in limpompo do they hate the president that they are willing to put their children's future atstake let us think these are our children.yes we can't afford private schools why are u destroying our public facilities.this malema fever is getting out of hand stop him before it is too late.

  • sarel.brits - 2012-09-06 12:19

    Now if this is not a f-you in the face of every South African and the Court's I don’t know.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-09-06 12:25

    What the F is going on??? This is such a mess and it doesn't look like it's going to change

  • louis.nolte.3 - 2012-09-06 12:44

    The level of intelligence we are forced to deal with is extraordinary - just image in a couple of years' time seeing that the students now have no text books. There is nothing that sinks a country faster than a nation without an education.

  • craig.f.stuart - 2012-09-06 12:46

    It's simple they don't want to educate them because once educated they will realize that the people running the country are idiots.

  • freedom.nation.5 - 2012-09-06 13:27

    lets make polokwane ungovernable.. oops the ANC has betting us to it. thanks

  • anthony.kay.965 - 2012-09-06 14:09

    Catch the guilty and send them to prison. The scum of the earth has no right to be among the community. Catch them.

  • noelle14 - 2012-09-06 14:42

    Here you can judge a book by it's cover - USELESS!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-06 15:24

    South Africa has enough specialists in this department to prevent a crisis of this nature and to gamble on the lives of children by giving the job to ppl who have no knowledge of it is a crime against children.The unfair overload it creates for the teachers is also unneccary.This issue is also more complex since those in charge cant make up their minds which syllabus they want to use!

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-06 15:43

    Next time you see a dump of books hook me up.I want to open a library for my community and I have missed this mana from haven.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-09-06 15:59

    Dep. Minister ,ur track record for the welfare and concern of a childs future leaves alot to be desired!!!I can back up evry word i say and challenge u anyday on that!

  • jacques.swanepoel.372 - 2012-09-06 20:21

    Lekker man lekker. ANC is not as stupid, only way they can control the masses, keep them uneducated. I feel sorry for the learners!

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-07 11:46

    3rd force and sabotage

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