Limpopo schools still without textbooks

Section 27 is now preparing to take the education department to court yet again.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG -Advocacy group Section 27 on Thursday said it is preparing an application to hold the Limpopo Basic Education Department in contempt of court.

This after the department failed to meet its deadline to deliver textbooks.

In May, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled in favour of the group and ordered the department to deliver textbooks by no later than June 15.

Section 27 attorney Nikki Stein said they were asked by the head of the intervention team to give the education department a grace period.

"It seems there is a substantial delay in the process. So we are preparing the application to hold the department on contempt of court."

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga apologised to parents and pupils after learning that not all Limpopo schools received textbooks.

Her spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said the minister only learnt of the non-delivery on Wednesday.

"The minister was very angry and upset."