ARTICLES RELATING TO TEXTBOOK SAGA

Dept to challenge textbook ruling

2014-06-02 13:27

The basic education department will approach the Constitutional Court to appeal against a ruling over the delivery of school textbooks in Limpopo.

Textbook delivery on track - department

2014-05-30 07:04

The basic education department has advanced past the recommendations made by the SA Human Rights Commission on the delivery of textbooks, it says.

Dept violated pupils' rights, court rules

2014-05-06 15:05

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that the basic education department violated pupils' rights to education by failing to deliver textbooks in Limpopo.

Limpopo textbooks: Court won't rule on intimidation

2014-04-22 22:09

A high court judge in Pretoria has refused to draw any conclusions on allegations that Limpopo school principals who reported textbook shortages, are being intimidated.

Workbooks not textbooks stored in warehouse - dept

2014-04-03 22:34

Limpopo's education department has expressed disappointment with "false claims" that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo.

Education department denies textbook shortage

2014-03-31 19:02

The basic education department has dismissed allegations that some schools in Limpopo had not received textbooks.

Some Limpopo textbooks not yet delivered

2014-03-02 14:13

Some schools in Limpopo have still not received their textbooks for the 2014 school year, according to a report.

EduSolutions wins Gauteng contract

2013-06-02 20:37

The Gauteng education department has awarded embattled EducSolutions a multi-million rand contract to provide textbooks and other learning material in the province.

Section27: Education dept in breach of court

2013-04-18 13:49

The basic education department is in breach of a court order regarding textbook delivery, civil rights group Section27 says.

DA refuses to retract textbook claims

2013-02-15 22:00

The DA has refused to retract claims that some Limpopo schools are still missing textbooks.

All Limpopo textbooks delivered - dept

2013-02-11 14:35

All Limpopo schools have received textbooks for the new year, despite claims that some schools are still without certain textbooks, the basic education department says.

Motshekga denies textbook accountability

2013-01-18 12:45

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has denied accountability in the Limpopo textbook saga where schools in the province were without books for the first seven months of the 2012 school year.

Motshekga: Textbook saga unfortunate

2013-01-02 20:38

The Limpopo textbook saga was unfortunate, but did not affect matriculants, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Limpopo getting new textbooks early

2012-11-08 21:14

Textbook deliveries to Limpopo schools for the new year will be done before Christmas, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

Limpopo matric candidates ready

2012-10-18 15:31

Grade 12 pupils in Limpopo have not been affected by the textbook saga and are ready for their final exams, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says.

DA to complain over textbooks ad

2012-10-09 17:31

A complaint will be filed against an advert by the basic education department defending itself in the Limpopo textbook saga, the DA says.

Probe textbook debacle - Section 27

2012-10-06 20:01

Allegations of fraud and corruption surrounding the textbook debacle in Limpopo must be investigated, says Section 27.

Textbook delivery ordered for 3rd time

2012-10-04 16:53

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has granted a third court order compelling the national and Limpopo education departments to urgently deliver textbooks to the province's schools.

Dept intimidates Limpopo schools - claim

2012-09-13 21:01

Several Limpopo schools have been instructed by the department of basic education to be silent on the delivery of textbooks, a community leader has said.

Section27 files papers over textbooks

2012-09-10 18:36

Section27 has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria over the basic education department's failure to deliver textbooks.

Dept probing new textbook dump

2012-09-06 16:56

The Limpopo education department is investigating a report of 200 new school textbooks found dumped next to a court, saying they have not been made aware that they were actually dumped.

Some pupils without workbooks: DA

2012-09-04 20:25

Some pupils at Edenglen Primary School, in Edenvale, have still not received workbooks for the second half of the academic year, says the DA.

ANCYL arrives at Mathale's offices

2012-08-30 15:01

ANC Youth League protesters have arrived at Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale's office in Polokwane.

Reinstate textbook whistleblower - group

2012-08-22 22:35

A Limpopo education official dismissed for exposing irregularities in textbook tenders must be reinstated, lobby group Section27 says.

ANCYL leader sorry for stoning comments

2012-08-13 19:12

Limpopo ANC Youth League chairperson Rudzani Ludere has apologised for saying that Education MEC Dickson Masemola should be stoned.

 

IFP not surprised by findings in textbook probe

2014-05-30 17:06

The findings by the SA Human Rights Commission regarding textbook delivery and distribution to schools are not surprising, the IFP says.

Principals failed to report textbook shortages - dept

2014-05-06 17:13

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria's judgment has confirmed that textbooks were delivered to Limpopo schools and that principals failed to report shortages.

Judgment reserved in textbook case

2014-04-23 19:16

Judgment has been reserved on an application to force Limpopo education authorities to deliver outstanding textbooks.

Not all Limpopo textbooks delivered, dept admits

2014-04-22 12:27

The Limpopo education department has admitted that textbooks for certain subjects have not yet been delivered to 39 schools in the province.

Textbooks found in Limpopo warehouse - DA

2014-04-03 16:59

The DA claims that "thousands" of undelivered textbooks have been found during a routine oversight visit to a teachers' training college in Fetakgomo, Limpopo.

Textbook fight back in court

2014-03-30 11:01

Limpopo schools are taking the fight for textbooks back to court, says a report.

Sadtu: Angie should've been fired

2013-07-09 21:57
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The teachers' union Sadtu has expressed disappointment that President Jacob Zuma did not remove Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in his Cabinet reshuffle.

SAHRC to present textbook findings

2013-04-20 14:38

An interim report following hearings into the alleged non-delivery of textbooks is being compiled and will soon be presented to Parliament, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

Some schools still without textbooks

2013-04-03 07:08
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The first school term is over and some schools - mostly in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape - have not yet received textbooks, according to a report.

Govt lying about textbook delivery - Cope

2013-02-12 16:00

Cope says the basic education department is lying about the state of textbook delivery in Limpopo schools, and that a sizeable number of schools are still without textbooks.

Education dept gets textbook challenge

2013-02-09 14:32

The Democratic Alliance has challenged the department of education to deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools that faced shortages within 24 hours.

Section27 satisfied with textbook delivery

2013-01-09 22:30

The civil rights group Section 27 is satisfied with the delivery of textbooks and workbooks to Limpopo schools.

No repeat of textbook saga - Zuma

2012-12-16 16:11

The late delivery of school textbooks must never be repeated, President Jacob Zuma says.

Some schools still without textbooks

2012-10-30 22:42

Some schools in Limpopo are still without their textbooks, lobby group Section27 says.

Last Limpopo textbooks delivered

2012-10-13 14:43
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All outstanding textbooks have been delivered to schools in Limpopo, the department of basic education says.

Section27 disputes textbooks ad

2012-10-08 19:45

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

Zuma: Probe education DG over textbooks

2012-10-05 20:12

The director general of the department of basic education must be investigated, based on the report of the presidential task team into late textbook deliveries in Limpopo, the presidency says.

Unused textbooks dumped: DA

2012-09-27 20:28

Textbooks and teaching materials used for an adult education course have been found discarded in Modderfontein, says the Gauteng Democratic Alliance.

DA wants textbook report made public

2012-09-11 17:17

President Jacob Zuma must make public the report of the presidential task team on the Limpopo textbook saga, the Democratic Alliance says.

DBE not using standard practice - DA

2012-09-09 20:39

The department of basic education is not using standard procedures for the purchasing of 2013 textbooks for Limpopo, the Democratic Alliance says.

New textbooks dumped next to court

2012-09-06 10:31
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More than 200 new school textbooks have been found dumped next to the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

MEC: Textbook delivery plans on track

2012-09-04 13:35

Plans for the delivery of textbooks and learning materials for Gauteng schools next year are on track, Education MEC Barbara Creecy says.

ANCYL buses in pupils for march

2012-08-30 12:49
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Learning at two schools in Limpopo has been disrupted as the ANC Youth League bussed in pupils to join their march against the government's intervention in Polokwane.

Still no Limpopo textbooks - Section27

2012-08-17 14:39

The lobby group Section27 has dismissed as untrue statements by the department of basic education (DBE) that the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo was almost complete.

Explain Mpuma textbook dumping - DA

2012-08-10 17:03

The department of education must explain the recent dumping of textbooks by the side of a road in Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, the DA says.

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