Dept could face courts - again

2012-08-12 11:27

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.

  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-08-12 11:32

    Why did the anc cross the road? Because they were running away from their own inability. Sad truth.

  • Michael - 2012-08-12 11:41

    Court order is the only way to go in as far delivery of books in Limpopo is concerned, Minister Angy and her people in that Province dont want to do work they are being paid to do.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-12 12:27

      One court order has already been handed down in May. How many court orders will it take? This isn't just contempt of court, it's contempt of the people of the country they swore to serve - and uphold the laws of!

      lucia.mdletshe - 2012-08-12 14:34

      court order ur behind cz u dnt hv one, come to kzn with ur court orders sonifundisabantu you freaks

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-12 11:41

    A court order to do your fu**en job!!

      stuart.steedman - 2012-08-12 12:38

      USA gets a Rover millions of kilometres to land perfectly on the surface of Mars. SA can't even deliver textbooks to schools in its own borders.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-12 13:16

      Your partly right Stuart...but not's the ANC that can't deliver on anything!

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-08-12 11:50

    That's very progressive because the education in this country is a priority and it remains a constitutional imperative

  • Justin.D.Glenn - 2012-08-12 12:08

    Why has Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga not been fired yet.

      bishop.solitaire - 2012-08-12 12:25

      Exactly get rid of her!

      Erna - 2012-08-12 18:33

      If you are a pal of the president you don't get fired!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-12 12:26

    On a rainless night in June four hooded figures entered the Limpopo Provincial Offices shining an Enid Blyton torch. They pass loose books in a chain gang through the fanlight to a waiting van. Budget Constraints impede the humping of the boxes through the bolted doors, but all is not lost - the van is hired from Budget. T-shirts pocketed, the four speed into the darkness and reach a vlei, where they encounter a cash flow challenge. A heist the following morning attempts a border crossing, but this is foiled by the Swaziland Police. At the Provincial Offices News24 rescues a guard gagged by a blue stocking, and photographs the miscreants reading Macbeth. The Commission of Enquiry established that the fanlight was wedged with chewing gum. Acid with idignation, the Minister submitted to the usual blue litmus test and turned the paper red. The security guard and the photographer were each awarded a state-of-the art cellphone.

  • nduduzo2 - 2012-08-12 12:30

    Wow never knew that delivering textbooks to a few schools in the country can be such a mission. I mean is it that hard? FIRE THEM ALL ALREADY!

      Erna - 2012-08-12 18:21

      It's only hard for the corrupt and incompetent anc!

  • justin.nuthaguy - 2012-08-12 12:32

    Private schooling is the only viable option. Education, and the right to dictate its standards must be take away from these corrupt morons who are ruining the youth. It is becoming a serious concern to the private sector who may need to step in and shape the workforce of the future. Let the ANC keep it's public schools going for their voters - at least until the message sinks in. If you want a future for your children, VOTE FOR CHANGE! Any party but the ANC in 2014!

  • pws69 - 2012-08-12 12:41

    84.88% of voters in Limpopo voted for the ANC. They got the government they voted for. Section 27, back off. It is time voters take responsibility, and suffer the consequences, of their voting choices.

      lucia.mdletshe - 2012-08-12 14:24

      84.88% voters voted fo ANC subtract 100 from that you will know that section 27 is a minority group and it DA pathetic NXA (if u cnt understand ''nxa'' that means u are really da)

      pws69 - 2012-08-12 15:04

      @Lucia, so what is your point? What are you trying to say? Read your comment again, then what you are actually saying is that only the DA (and its supporters) cares enough about the future of our children to do something about it. BTW, I am PROUDLY DA. I am a fully paid up member of the most multi racial, competent and honest political party this country has ever seen.

      pws69 - 2012-08-12 15:05

      @tijean, yes these comments sections can be very humorous at times. What I really enjoy, and quite often learn from, are the widely differing views and perceptions. It has altered my views (more positively than negatively) of my fellow South Africans.

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-08-12 15:06

      Unfortunately it is not that simple. We cannot just sit back and watch provinces burn. This has repercussions on the national economy. While we sit with arms folded and smile at the failure of Limpopo, our taxes are being redirected to that province to bail them out. We cannot criticise uneducated people in rural areas that know no better. It is the job of organisations such as Section 27 and opposition parties to educate them. Hopefully future generations have the courage to change their vote - the ones that are currently being raped by the education department.

      pws69 - 2012-08-12 15:43

      @vernon, Yes, and I have in fact posted many times a sentiment similar to yours. It is not about the present only, but the future, and breaking the poverty cycle. But sometimes lessons are only learned when the person feels the pain. The more the pain is cushioned, the longer it takes to learn the lesson. Think of my comment more along the lines of "tough love".

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-08-12 18:40

      Maybe that sort of tough love needs to come from the ANC themselves. Dissolve the whole provincial structure in Limpopo and Eastern Cape and appoint new and proven people to those posts. This will show that the people come first, and not petty politics. But that is just my pipe dream. Our president has to appoint committees and sub-committees just to discuss the feasibility of turning the page of a book when he is reading bedtime stories to his multitude of children. I see your dilemma actually.

  • kim.buren - 2012-08-12 12:41

    Minister Angie Motshekga can talk till she is blue in the face. Nothing will come of it. ANC mentality

  • malusi.shumane.7 - 2012-08-12 12:50

    What will it take you Angie to do the honorable?

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-12 13:16 die?

  • Dikotsi Ramakhera Petrus - 2012-08-12 14:19

    I never expected much from Angie, but why she is still in office, only the devil knows! She is best at being arrogant, particularly at times when she doesnt know how to respond to tough questions. A minister of education, who once said education was not important? Imagine!

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-08-12 14:45

    Cue the curbing of the courts' powers and the secrecy bill.

  • jason.marshall.1804 - 2012-08-12 14:45

    It is in the ANC's best interest to keep their voters uneducated... The level of education is not like it use to be 16 years ago. I am not so sure the private sector that carries the economy would be so competitive with our older generation retiring or moving on. Reality!!!

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-08-12 16:26

    What sort of education has Angie got ? Is she just stupid or is it a lack of education ? I think both. Get rid of her . As for the voters, if you keep voting ANC then you must remember that you get what you vote for. It's not about boerewors rolls. I just want to vomit

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-12 17:01

    Just when did the racist anc become a failed steaming bucket of cess?

  • nick.crossley.395 - 2012-08-12 18:59

    I have spent some time to write four pages on what I feel about education. How do I get this on here?

      pws69 - 2012-08-12 19:28

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