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Section 27 is watching you Motshekga

Section 27 is monitoring the Education Department to ensure Limpopo schools get textbooks.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN
Angie Motshekga,Limpopo textbook saga,Section 27,Department of Basic Education,Limpopo Department of Education,Nikki Stein
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JOHANNESBURG - The rights organisation that took government to court over the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo said it is watching developments closely as the clock ticks down to Wednesday’s deadline. 

Section 27 agreed to give the Department of Basic Education more time after it missed a 15 June deadline imposed by the North Gauteng High Court. 

Attorney and member of the organisation Nikki Stein said they have received feedback about how the process is unfolding.

She said they will confirm the delivery of textbooks only when all Limpopo schools have the necessary learning material.

Section 27 said it will not take legal action against the department yet, despite the most recent delay.

Stein said they are concerned as to whether a recovery plan set up by government can get pupils up to speed with the curriculum, considering that many have spent half a year without textbooks. 

The initial delay was caused by a R320 million invalid tender awarded to EduSolutions, the company contracted by the Limpopo government to deliver textbooks.

The tender was only cancelled in April.

Minister Angie Motshekga's department took over the administration of Limpopo education in December.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)

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