Last Limpopo textbooks delivered

2012-10-13 14:43

Johannesburg - All outstanding textbooks had been delivered to schools in Limpopo, the department of basic education said.

"As of Thursday, all outstanding learning and teaching support materials have been delivered to schools in the Limpopo province," the department said in a statement on Friday.

"We will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that everything is indeed fine. The call centre will remain operational and some delivery companies will be retained for any emergency that may arise."

Subject guides, developed by curriculum advisors, had also been provided to schools as part of a catch-up plan.

"Schools that had not covered Term 1 and/or Term 2 subject content would then infuse the content in the guides into their day to day teaching," it said.

A monitoring tool and schedule had also been specifically developed for the Grade 10 learners.

On 4 October, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria had granted a third court order compelling the national and Limpopo education departments to urgently deliver textbooks to the province's schools.

Judge Jody Kollapen granted an order as these departments had failed to deliver all textbooks by specified deadlines and failed to devise a catch-up plan for children and teachers as set out in the court order.

Kollapen ordered the departments to complete all outstanding textbook deliveries for 2012 for Grades 1, 2, 3 and 10 by October 12.

  • christopher.shining - 2012-10-13 14:47

    For 2013 I hope!of course not, wishful thinking... Bunch of retards!

      rontheogre - 2012-10-13 16:37

      And in the background to this debacle Zuma receives an honorary degree in Nigeria for his "efforts" in advancing education and is appointed to the UN Education Panel. Either Nigeria and the UN have a warped sense of humour or.....I can't think of an explanation that is not derogatory to the UN and Nigeria.

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-13 17:32

      Now wait for the Teachers' Strike as they need to work 31hours47 minutes a day to catch up the work missed during the previous 9 months of the year. Although the solution is easy. Burn the schools down. Then strike because they cannot teach the children. I think the word "retards" is a bit out of line and really not indicative of this kind of people. F@kkingg useless, retarded troop of incompetent examples of escaped rejects from the gene pool might be closer to the truth???

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-13 21:56

      Semonatenate: are you suggesting that the delivery of textbooks 10 months behind schedule is acceptable? If so, you've got exactly the govt YOU deserve, but I think our children and the rest of us deserve better. No doubt the Matric results for Limpopo will be, um, "adjusted" to make things look not quite so bad.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-13 14:52

    Could the schools in question please confirm this? I don't believe a word coming from government!

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-13 15:25

      Word for word you beat me to it!

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-10-13 17:07

      The schools will confirm that it is most probably the wrong books. They need maths and woodwork were deliverd

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-10-13 14:55

    I don't believe this, it's October! What about next year? The same story again!

      rkashiri - 2012-10-13 15:17

      Maybe they should just change the school calendar to start in October every year

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-10-13 15:42

      Next year they arrive in time for xmas. That would be exciting, ney?

  • Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-13 15:05

    It is so disgusting, these guys are not prioritizing with our children's education. what are the kids gonna learn at this time of the year.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-10-13 16:56

      Finding a 7th wife is more impotant than to Zuma, never mind education, health and the economy - all busy being destroyed by the cANCer....

      clive.kihn - 2012-10-15 08:06

      How can any intelligent person give a thumbs-down to Sandile's comment? Presumably only someone who cares more for the ANC's tattered reputation than about our children's - and thus our country's - future.

  • bertus.hugo84 - 2012-10-13 15:06

    well done! Middle of October.. How on earth do you want the kids to catch up? These kids will be our future leaders.. THINK!!

      grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-10-13 15:35

      Well,they couldn't be any worse than our present leaders ;)

  • Matlala - 2012-10-13 15:06

    It is digusting and belittling to hear the professionals using the podium of DBE to spray lies about textbooks delivery. Some of the school haven't yet received textbooks. Something radical needs to be done.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-13 15:07

    Fantastic! A month to work through the year's material and 2 weeks for tests... no reason why they won't all ace the exams.

  • jacques.theron.3304 - 2012-10-13 15:09

    Only about three quarters of a year too late.

  • mmangaliso - 2012-10-13 15:12

    well! The world doesn't have mercy. Oct

  • jvandermerwe - 2012-10-13 15:14

    I am a high school teacher and can assure all reading this article that there is NO way for these learners to catch up other than giving the kids the exam papers in advance. What an insult to South Africa's education!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-13 15:14

    Too little,too late. Useless and incompetant!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-13 15:18

    Mxm, at this time of the year, who needs those textbooks ? The whole limpompo should be intergrated 2 gauteng or freestate. There bunch of arrogant

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-10-13 15:19

    Are these books for 2012?? the school year is finished already.......I am confused.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-10-13 15:45

      Why you confused? The countries Boss is Zuma, what do you expect.

  • wanga.murei - 2012-10-13 15:21

    "hey kids, remember those short stories and poems we were suppose to do in february? well, we're going to do those now, together with the march, april, may, july, august, september ones." And Angie still sits there and accept her monthly salary, why isn't she probed? oh, wait, she's up there on the ANC Women's league, the league that supports Zuma.

      koos.meyer.52 - 2012-10-13 16:58

      Zuma is banging Angie...

  • moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-13 15:22

    Lessons have been learned, I do not expect similar blunders ever again. We acknowledge that minimal damage have occurred,nothing of a big deal. Some of us made it through school days by listening to what the teacher was teaching,with no text books at all. I am confident the African child will make it, we have it in our blood.

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-13 15:34

      Can't disagree that "things are just getting worse" in your natty head though

      matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-10-13 16:14

      You are either a) a troll, b) high, or c) disadvantaged by not having textbooks when you were at school. Most kids (white, black, Khoisan, coloured, Asian, etc.) can't magically learn a school subject without being taught it. The Std. 10 'African Child' can't somehow learn Pythagorian Theorem or Physics on their own, especially since most of their parents weren't taught it at school. Same goes for all kids.

      julio.sanfona - 2012-10-13 19:27

      Moriri, rhetoric doesn't deliver results.

      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-13 21:59

      You are the reason the department of education in limpopo failed, I learned pythagorus theorem. WTF is pythagorian theorem?

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-13 15:24

    How creative of our govenment...something that should be done in the begining of the year is done at the end.service decreasery.:>

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-10-13 15:29

    jy lieg

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-10-13 15:29

    jy lieg

  • Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-13 15:30

    What picture does education department potray to other countries coz this also go beyond the bounderies

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-10-13 15:30

    jy lieg

  • samuel.mphela - 2012-10-13 15:30

    What an achievement, this! Thanks to the government for their continued hard work. It shows how much they care for the ppl. Zuma for next term :-)!

      Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-13 15:34

      You are being succustic

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-10-13 15:49

      Yeah! Sarcastic, no way. We the collective want Zuma for another term, damn he has done well. They got the Books BEFore xmas.

      samuel.mphela - 2012-10-13 16:17

      Yeah, I was being sarcastic, my friends.

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-10-13 15:33

    The delivery is late for this year but early for next year.

  • Bfoq.Za - 2012-10-13 15:35

    In October?

  • sean.redmond3 - 2012-10-13 15:41

    Bloody good service I say.

  • brendan.vogt.1 - 2012-10-13 15:44

    Well Well Well, hats off to the government, just in time for Christmas.

  • arnold.niemand.5 - 2012-10-13 15:51

    @semonatenate..clearly you were also a victim of late textbook delivery on a regular basis.Striving for mediocrity.Your guard?? can you keep you eyes open for a few minutes without dozing?

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-13 15:51

    there are bunch of arrogant

  • Siwaphiwe SiWi Khanyisa Menze - 2012-10-13 15:56

    Wow, the level of mediocrity in our education system never seizes to amaze me!!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-13 15:58

    we should also thank the section 7 guys for their fight. well done.!

  • brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-10-13 16:06

    *round of applause*. Well done!It only took eleven months! Wow! I'm impressed! Now, kids, get cracking because you have a month to learn and pass a eleven month curriculum.

  • ekke.oupa - 2012-10-13 16:06

    Congratulations. I am not sure what the pupils must do with it this year. Or maybe the 2013 books were delivered early.

  • Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-13 16:11

    If the ruling organisation really for the country as well as the leaders of tomorrow, Angie would've been expelled but our country likes to cussion all wrongs

  • matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-10-13 16:18

    Fact: South African children are the 4th most poorly educated in the world, and with one of the highest education budgets per capita.

      silvia.vaneck2 - 2012-10-13 18:22

      One can only wonder where the money goes to. Definitely not used to deliver books on time!

  • matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-10-13 16:28

    Employment equity will never be achieved on merit if the ANC fails to deliver decent education. We will still produce black doctors with mediocre marks while white kids with distinctions battle to get into medical school. That's just one example of the double standards in academics that have been adopted from labour practices, and is a reality!

  • maggie.shai.9 - 2012-10-13 16:28

    How the hell can we be-leave you? Department of basic education. In other words why must we be-leave you this time?

  • frank.crane.180 - 2012-10-13 16:37

    Merry Christmas Ho Ho

  • Andre van Wyk - 2012-10-13 16:39

    Schools started WHEN? and you delivered books WHEN??? You are criminals for treating our kids like this. Disgraceful...

  • koos.meyer.52 - 2012-10-13 16:53

    Well done ANC, yet another F up from you great leaders... did Julius have that tender???

  • lephutsi.setsompa - 2012-10-13 17:06

    The Limpopo Government has ruined the lives of those poor kids. My concern is that no one has been fired up to so far. How do they expect the students to learn 11 months work within two weeks? Shame on ANC government.

  • majwarha.balakisi - 2012-10-13 17:11

    In October? But we are expecting those kids to pass next month.

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-10-13 17:17

    "Dear Angie" and her team have lied to us so many times throughout this sad & sorry saga, I don't even know if we should believe them this time. Even if it is true, fat lot of use that is to pupils now. The damn school year is just about OVER>>>>> We are in the last term Mrs. education department!!!!!

  • diran.pillay - 2012-10-13 17:23

    I hope they talking of 2013 deliveries ?

  • diran.pillay - 2012-10-13 17:25

    So what books did they use for the last 10 months

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-10-13 17:33

    There is no hope for our future with the ANC government. They have destroyed this once beautiful country.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-13 17:41

    Delivering textbooks on october its an insult to the pupils who r going 2 write xms very soon

  • Erna - 2012-10-13 17:45

    Which means that when they said the books had been delivered the previous times, they were lying. How do we know that they are not lying again? It is disgusting that it takes 3 court orders for books to be delivered and everyone concerned gets to keep their jobs!

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-13 17:55

    Hope those text books aren't gonna be rendered obsolete by a NEW CURRICULUM immediately after Mangaung introduced by er,err Proffessor-Doctor NO!NO!NO!

  • mkgatla3 - 2012-10-13 19:34

    Our pour province,nobody care about it! How can u expect learners to pass ..Motlanthe must take over to improve our province..

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-13 19:46

      He is the No2 of the failed COLLECTIVE.

  • john.s.stalwart - 2012-10-13 19:36

    Minus 20% of votes to the ANC in the nxt elections,it wil rank at 40%,we have had enough,wt a disfunctional government of pathetic individuals we have here!! Is the Limpopo province nt equally part of the country with the other provinces,is this a quest to keep Limpopians dumb indirectly or wt?

  • clive.kihn - 2012-10-13 21:50

    Are these next year's textbooks?