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New deadline for Limpopo textbook delivery

Angie Motshekga says logistical issues are to blame for the textbook saga in Limpopo.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Eyewitness News

LIMPOPO - A new deadline has been set for the delivery of textbooks at Limpopo schools, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Friday.

The minister visited the province to find out why the department missed a delivery deadline set by a Pretoria court.

She said administrators appear to have underestimated the complexity of the process.

"The main problem was logistics and capacity to send the books to schools."

Motshekga apologised to pupils, teachers and parents.

She said, "The company has assured me that the books will be delivered on Wednesday."

Motshekga said she also met with the Section 27, the group that took the department to court.

No action will be taken over the missed deadline.

Earlier, the North Gauteng High Court ordered the Basic Education Department to deliver the textbooks by June 15.