Section27 disputes textbooks ad

2012-10-08 19:45
(Picture: <a href=\http://www.shutterstock.com\>Shutterstock</a> )

(Picture: Shutterstock )

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Pirates of Polokwane
    The 13th annual collection of Zapiro cartoons from the Mail& Guardian, Sunday Times and Independent... Now R126.00
    buy now

Johannesburg - The lobby group Section27 has disputed a department of basic education advert regarding the Limpopo textbook saga.

It said it did not wish to comment on the ethics of the advert, but had to correct some of its contents.

The department published an advert titled 'Facts about the Limpopo textbooks High Court ruling: Don't be misled' in a number of Sunday newspapers.

It was a response to the order handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday in the matter between Section27 and the minister of basic education.

The advert read: "The department of education wishes to state that the decision by Section27 to litigate on the perceived non-delivery of Grade 10 textbooks, which were reported as shortages by schools in Limpopo, was unnecessary and a waste of valuable time and resources."

Section27 said the department admitted in September that the delivery of textbooks was still incomplete.

"It is for this reason that the North Gauteng High Court [in Pretoria] granted a third court order imposing a new deadline for complete delivery," it said.

In the advert, the department said the court did not find that it was at fault.

"In fact, the court did not attribute fault to the department for the incomplete nature of the delivery of books to Limpopo," the advert read.

Section27 said the high court did not state that there was no fault on the part of the department.

"[Judge Jody Kollapen] expressly made no finding as to fault," it said.

The lobby group said it had sent four letters to the department of basic education asking for information regarding the textbook delivery and the catch-up plan. It had also written letters to the minister and director-general requesting meetings.

The department said in its advert that it was expected that all deliveries of Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement aligned textbooks would happen by 15 December.

Section27 said the department was required to file an affidavit with the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on 31 October and again on 15 December.

If the textbooks were not delivered by 15 December, the department would have to give the court an affidavit detailing the steps it would take to make sure the books were delivered before the start of the 2013 school year.

"Section27’s only interest is in the delivery of quality basic education for all learners," it said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    section27  |  polokwane  |  textbook saga  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
17 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Telemarketing Agent

Cape Town
Cozens Recruitment Group ( Western Cape)
R26 Per Hour

Mailbox Migration & Messaging Engineer

Cape Town
Sechaba Computer Services
R22 000 - R30 000 Per Month

Pharmacist assistant

Sea Point
Kontak Recruitment
R8 000 - R15 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Mind power dominates and can help you to uncover things from a deeper level, but it can also create entanglements if you let your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.