Section27 could take education dept to court - again
The Sunday Times reported the civil rights NGO's lawyer Nikki Stein said there was a possibility the group would take the department back to court due to "significant noncompliance" with a previous court order to deliver textbooks in Limpopo.
The North Gauteng High Court ruled in May the department would have to provide textbooks to Limpopo schools by June 27.
Stein said 14 schools in Limpopo had been randomly contacted and all said they had not yet received the textbooks.
Education director-general Bobby Soobrayan told the paper Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga had been meeting with principals about the textbooks along with other issues.
He urged schools that are still without textbooks to contact the department.
Meanwhile, between 5 000 and 6 000 books for various subjects, ranging from grade zero to grade nine, were found dumped in the veld in Majeje, Limpopo last week.
The discovery had been met with shock by the province's education minister Namane Dickson Masemola, his department said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Pat Kgomo said the department would meet the police later in the day to discuss information around the dumping.
"The department, and the minister in particular, learned with shock about the dumping of books. We are, however, confident that the police will solve mystery." – Sapa.