Angie: I’m tired of excuses

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Pi in the sky Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. (Picture: Joshua Sebola)
Pi in the sky Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. (Picture: Joshua Sebola)

Johannesburg - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is tired of excuses presented by officials when the department fails to deliver essential services to schools.

“I’ve told officials to take responsibility, evaluate, monitor tightly and take action where they delegated authority,” she told City Press in a wide-ranging interview about the state of basic education in the country.

She particularly expressed serious concerns about weaknesses in the delivery of textbooks in schools categorised as section 21 – those that get a budget from her department because they have no resources of their own.

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