Motshekga: Textbook saga unfortunate

2013-01-02 20:38

Johannesburg - The Limpopo textbook saga was unfortunate, said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Wednesday.

"It should not have happened," she said.

Motshekga said the delayed textbooks were for Grade 1 to 3 and Grade 10. Matriculants were not affected.

Schools in the province were without books for the first seven months of the school year in 2012.

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2013-01-02 20:43

    "It was unfortunate" you become minister of basic education. "It should not have happened"

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-02 20:45

      You are basic minister and unfortunate that under you no one is getting an education...

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-02 20:46

      Where's the "it should not have taken us 9 months to do anything?"

      mariuskowie - 2013-01-02 21:45

      If the absence of textbooks had no influence and was just "unfortunate", why supply textbooks at all? I am unable to decide what recent ministerial words was the most ridiculous. 1) Zuma with his dog statement. 2) The spin-doctor claiming that Zuma was trying to de-colonialise the black mind. 3) Blaming the public for the failed road safety plan 4) How unfortunate the text book non supply was 5) That the ANC is more united and stronger. I think the most ridiculous is that all the above was made as serious statements.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-03 06:46

      Having you as the minister is the most unfortunate issue in education

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-02 20:45

    Well let's see what happens with last year's Gr10's in 2014.

  • surfing.sam.9 - 2013-01-02 20:48

    So the 66.9% of students who passes the 35% requirement is ok to you. How many grade 12's left school and did not want to write the exams because they did not have text books?

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2013-01-02 20:48

    If this happened at my School , we would have made a plan to fetch the textbooks, or organise for them to be delivered. Parents would be involved and the problem solved quickly. But seems like the waiting under the tree mentality wasted 7 months - not about right or wrong but getting the job done.

      piet.strydom - 2013-01-02 21:19

      Easy to say Jannie, but not so easy to do when you as a parent are also uneducated, do not have transport, and do not even know who to talk to to get things fixed. Ever been frustrated by being given the runaround by your bank, or home affairs? Put yourself in the shoes of a poor, uneducated person. And be grateful for what you have. Materially, spiritually and mentally.

      bennie.kruger.5 - 2013-01-02 21:27

      Piet we need to stop makingexcuses for uselessness and mediocrity . We all do not aspire to live in a mud hut hoping someone will take pity on us - we are in charge of our own destiny - but guess that would be apartheids fault.

      piet.strydom - 2013-01-03 16:21

      All I am asking for is some Christian compassion for your neighbours. That usually starts by understanding the position he is in. On the wild assumption that you are a Christian.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2013-01-02 20:49

    Angie might be a liar but she's not a coward, very brave character indeed. Congrats to all matriculants who have made it.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-02 21:16

      Yep, she has stones alright. Easy to brazen things out when your future is not in jeopardy

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-02 22:36

      If she had an ounce of courage she would have resigned and apologised for this fiasco. No bravery, less character.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-03 07:06

      That could be called blind arrogance...

      SarelJBotha - 2013-01-03 08:21

      Brave? No that word should never be used in the same sentence as her or any other ANC thief or corrupted official.

  • eugene.muller.7 - 2013-01-02 20:49

    ANC running the country like their personal bank a bit unfortunate.

  • adrian.k.andrews - 2013-01-02 20:53

    The ANC love harping on the unfortunate note!

  • willem.wulfse - 2013-01-02 20:54

    My mentor is showerhead and I support him , come what may, that is why the matriculants were not affected. Plus he let me keep my job in spite of my incompetence. I can't afford to loose the bucks and he can't afford to loose my support.

  • Mandy Casey - 2013-01-02 21:02

    Just watch what happens this year with deliveries.

  • neil.lovegrove - 2013-01-02 21:05

    It did bloody well happen, and it happened on your watch, you incompetent maladroit you!

  • john.lonsdale.5 - 2013-01-02 21:07

    No I'm sorry, just watched the 9PM news, load of bollocks, increased numbers passed matric. You speak with fork tounge?

  • ekke.oupa - 2013-01-02 21:12

    Could somebody explain what the current matric exemption pass rate is, that would allow university entrance?

  • Eterni80 - 2013-01-02 21:12

    you in charge is UNFORTUNATE

      Philip - 2013-01-03 04:35

      ....and that bloody road kill wig she wears is also unfortunate.

  • collen.seoka - 2013-01-02 21:20

    No effect?. This is as good as saying text books are not necessary! Wow.

      truthis.tway - 2013-01-02 21:30

      You know what to do.

  • - 2013-01-02 21:26

    It is not "unfortunate", it is a bloody disgrace you moron!

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2013-01-02 21:27

    Its very unfortunate she still holds her position in fact its disgusting.

  • paulrgonsalves - 2013-01-02 21:28

    Minister you clearly don't get it.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2013-01-02 21:34

    Did you read the last part of my comment,moron.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-02 21:47

      @Mike - you often have valid things to say. It would help if you used the Reply TO link instead of just posting new comments. They get lost in the mix. And make you look slightly deranged :)

      gemma.vandermerwe - 2013-01-03 08:22

      Using punctuation will also help in discerning where the first sentence ends and the next one starts.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-02 21:41

    Look at those DA coconuts on the pic idiots,wish icould get a little bit closer to them just to teach who they are under the sun.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2013-01-02 21:53

      Wow big man . So scary. . You realize you look like an afraid little boy. Threatening people over the internet. You are so full of s*** your eyes are brown. F***ing coward.

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-02 22:17

      You know what raymond you dont know how iwish icould be closer to you aswell maybe into your house just to embarass you infront of your DOG cause you dont have familly except dogs

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-02 22:42

      Don't know what you'd teach them, Ernest, but you and Raymond are a bloody disgrace; if the two of you can't add value to this page, do these childish insults really serve any purpose? Smutty toilet chirping -sis.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2013-01-02 22:45

      Sorry mom , but if you don't like what I have to say to this coward don't read it . So please climb off your moral high horse.

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-02 23:10

      @RAYMOND,im warning you be scared here i come m,,,f ,ker

      raymond.buis.3 - 2013-01-02 23:31

      Ok then buddy good luck want my address? Or are you going to use your supreme intellect to track me down?

      SarelJBotha - 2013-01-03 08:23

      Dear Ernest, please do not make your name gat here. Your family does not deserve to be associated with such things.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-03 09:41

      Ernest.lwandle, before you can teach anyone anything you will first have to speak English. You a recipient of Motshega education?.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-03 09:43

      Raymond.buis3 Ernest. Lwandle is just another one who feel brave behind his computer. Come face to face, he will run like hell, after all he is only a child..

  • Antipoaching - 2013-01-02 22:19

    madam Minister losing your car keys is 'unfortunate', neglecting to supply schools with text-books for 7 months is criminally negligent. If you had a shred of integrity you would resign

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2013-01-03 01:29

    Excuse me madam, it is unfortunate if you miss a bus, train or plane. It is a tragedy for these children and their families who have had their one chance in education so appallingly mismanaged and disregarded. They will forever be doomed to a life of poverty and lack of opportunities. You are to blame for this, shame on you.

  • ted.harilall - 2013-01-03 01:54

    And minister what are the results for grade 1 to 3 and grade 10?.

  • solly.mabitsela1 - 2013-01-03 02:44

    Is it all because your minister's post is save after the mangaung conference. Don't trust your instincts cause as parents we are still worried about the future of our kids whom you failed as a political appointed or appointee and you as a minister education just note that education should be the future of this country and not be politically aligned.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2013-01-03 06:02

    Motshega you are a total imbecile, how can you utter such c..p!. You should resign for your dismal failure!.

  • jane.dawson.165 - 2013-01-03 06:11

    The word ' unfortunate', does not describe the situation. 'Criminal' would be more apt!

  • godesha - 2013-01-03 06:44

    Yes Angie, for once you are right. It should never have happened and you should be fired.

  • cpsmit - 2013-01-03 07:29

    What was most unfortunate to me, was that the cricket commentary had to be interrupted so that this ignoramus could sprout her rubbish "over the air".

  • werner.luitingh - 2013-01-03 08:11

    I presume education failed you, Ernest.

  • werner.luitingh - 2013-01-03 08:15

    Thank you for removing all doubt concerning your intellect Angie, you failed the future of this country, you failed the principle of the struggle. So the struggle continues...

  • SarelJBotha - 2013-01-03 08:20

    "It was and still is unfortunate" that this country ever had to have such a absolute useless minister in such an important position. She shows her lack of character by not realizing that she is unwanted and should just bugger off.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-03 08:34

    What is really 'unfortunate' is that the many people who either did not do their jobs effectively or deliberately gained in some way from this abominable situation have not yet had any public punishment or exposure. Note that the adjective 'abominable' is much more appropriate than unfortunate, apparently this is the latest anc adjective having been used to describe the murder of the train driver in Pretoria last week....disgusting misuse of English! worthy of or causing disgust or hatred : detestable e.g. the abominable treatment of the poor

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-03 08:40

    Yes Madam Angie it is just unfortunate that we have to suffer you as Minister of Basic educaton this is the very best the ANC can offer. If zuma had any b=lls he should have sacked you on the spot but then again this is zuma we are talking about, so you are safe. I believe the marks have been inflated to make you look good and therefore save your job. Problem we see same old same old useless people clinging onto the gravy train for dear life.

      feni.nceba - 2013-01-03 18:37

      all we have to say to the minister keep on good work welldone

  • Major K Ngwenya - 2013-01-03 08:41

    The worst failure from the ministess, only acceptable from our ANC

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-03 09:04

    What a fantastic outcome that is sure to guarantee that there will be only a little intelligent/educated opposition for many years to come

  • mzee.bikwa - 2013-01-03 09:06

    useless minister!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-03 09:30

    Motshega, what are you going to mess up this year?.

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