Gauteng schools without textbooks - DA

2012-07-30 15:37

Johannesburg - Some Gauteng primary schools are without textbooks like many of their counterparts in Limpopo, the DA in the province said on Monday.

Edenglen Primary School, in Ekurhuleni, had not yet received maths and science textbooks, and other workbooks for the second half of the year, said Democratic Alliance Gauteng education spokesperson Khume Ramulifho.

"This school also only received workbooks for the first half of this year in May, and like many other schools in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape... now has to play catch up in order for them to complete their 2012 syllabus on time," he said in a statement.

He said the provincial DA was preparing to pursue the matter in the legislation and had contacted Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy for the remaining textbooks to be delivered.

Gauteng education department spokesperson Charles Phahlane could not immediately offer comment on the DA's allegations.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-07-30 15:41

    Are we meant to be surprised by this?

  • Brad - 2012-07-30 15:41

    VIVA anc.. you definitly on a winning streak here. I truly hope that one day the poor and uneducated who voted you in will wake the F$#K up and realise what an absolute disaster you truly are.

      DrGonzoSA - 2012-07-30 15:46

      The trick is to keep them uneducated

      adam.gardener.12 - 2012-07-30 15:47

      They are Brad, hence the anc breaking up. I can't wait and hope the popcorn is ready before their downfall.

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 16:55

      The problem is that DA does not know how to campaign. I can see now they are hitting the nail on the head on their recent spate. "Talk a language that the poor understands, or at least pretend as if you know the language". That's how the ANC wins.

  • adam.gardener.12 - 2012-07-30 15:44

    Thank goodness the anc is on its way out. VIVA DA,VIVA

      Brad - 2012-07-30 15:46

      Its called NATRUAL SELECTION. The dumb and useless will eventually be "bred" out. I just hope it will be sooner, rather than later.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-07-30 15:51

    Tick Tock Tick Tock... ANC, I saw Jesus at Spar on Sunday buying hot-cross buns...

  • bomb.technician.5 - 2012-07-30 15:51

    fckn useless bunch of morons...........

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-07-30 15:51

    I don't think it's the spokesperson that should give answers to questions, asked whoever, or are they the "brains" to think for the responsible and accountable people in charge as well ?

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  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-07-30 15:57

    What did the schools governing body, the headmaster, the vice head master and admin personnel did for the first year, do they have copies of all the correspondence sent out to the other parties informing them of the situation ? Are there any correspondence between teachers and the headmaster, to this effect. No wonder it was found that teachers spent more than 50% out of class rooms and in the streets and shebeens enjoying themselves. "Die baas gee dan nie die tools nie, dan kan ek mossie werk nie !!!! (ook maar bly daaroor want ek kan dit ookie lees nie)"

  • derrico.heus - 2012-07-30 16:03

    A message for the anc and its supporters. You are now slowly fading away. You have shown your true colours. As a government you are useless. You are corrupted. Its time you were deleted. Sent to the recycle bin and finally deleted from this country before you can do anymore damage. You are a disgrace. Shame on you all.

  • hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-07-30 16:05

    Eish Verwoerd should really have done a better job. lol I nearly collapsed from laughter when I heard Zuma is blaming Verwoerd for no text books. Seriously thought it was 1 April!!

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 16:51

      u not serious, did that scumbag really blamed Verwoerd, like really?

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-07-30 16:57

      @azande.futhi Hard to beleive but Yes he did !

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 17:07

      @theo, we are doomed if that's the case. how the hell will he learn if he doesn't accept and work on the weaknesses in his administration?

      Brad - 2012-07-31 06:59

      @Azande The anc will never admit that they are clueless at running a country. They will continue to find every other excuse and blame everyone else.

  • Thapelo - 2012-07-30 16:06

    news24 must have a forum to post mampara politian of the week, mine is Mrs 30%

  • Rebecca - 2012-07-30 16:09

    I think they should rather write an article to where books were delivered, as I am sure the list is a lot shorter ha ha ha ha s

      louw.pretorius.54 - 2012-07-30 16:47

      Rebecca, schools in Mpumalanga also did not receive all their books. It is a pitty that children/parents/teachers/headmasters are to afraid or loyal to report it.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-30 16:46

    this won't be the last case of mind numbing incompetence by the ANC, Im sure there are hundreds of schools in ANC "managed" (if you can call it that) areas, what I can't understand is how these schools, can sit by & do nothing, probably because they don't want to upset their masters, the ANC gods.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 16:48

    Angie's head alone is not worth the damage caused to the future of this country. Zuma's double head is. Zuma must step down and the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation. Then charge them with "sabotage".

  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-07-30 17:03

    shooting at the freedom charter, the pot fell break from the hands of the creator, do they have any comments, ANC off pants.Lol

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-30 17:09

      its a shame and disgrace to our own legacy. how the hell did we allow Zuma to be the president?

      CORNHOLIO - 2012-07-30 17:30

      we thought mbeki was not as good as madiba we think zuma is worse than mbeki i hope we dont find out what is worse than zuma we f*** up now we f***ed for keeps

      CORNHOLIO - 2012-07-30 17:36

      *poly walks up and says* "what do you mean ""we"" white man?" "i said ""we"" and i mean ""we"" poly" says cornholio

  • derrico.heus - 2012-07-30 17:46

    Do the anc have any idea how stupid they are? If there was an event for stupidity in the olympics, the anc would win gold and set a world record that would never be beaten. Viva da viva!

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