SAHRC to present textbook findings

2013-04-20 14:38


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Johannesburg - An interim report following hearings into the alleged non-delivery of textbooks was being compiled and would soon be presented to Parliament, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said on Saturday.

SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the commission had concluded preliminary investigations into the matter.

"An interim report following this hearing would be compiled by April 30 and presented to Parliament," he said.

The SAHRC hearings into the alleged non-delivery of school textbooks began on 2 April, with the Eastern Cape and Limpopo reportedly being the most affected provinces.

"The commission invited the presence of the director-general at the department of basic education and all provincial MECs of education from the beginning of the hearing, to present oral and written responses to a listed number of questions around the challenges of delivery of learning material to schools," said Mangena.

The panel had decided to not declare the proceedings closed and to hold further consultations with interested parties who have not presented their submissions yet, he said.

"After all submissions have been received, a consolidated report on the state of delivery of learning material to schools in the nine provinces, containing recommendations will be submitted to Parliament for implementation," said Mangena.

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