The education authority must set up a remedial programme for pupils who did not get textbooks.
ANC deputy president and tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa says big businesses must dig deep into their coffers to help the government improve public education.
Last year's landmark legal case after the basic education department's failure to address appalling school infrastructure made its mark on the budget.
Section27 has threatened to go back to court if shocking school infrastructure problems in hundreds of Limpopo schools are not urgently addressed.
The department of basic education has came out guns blazing refuting claims by the DA that there are still schools in Limpopo without textbooks.
The ANC's aggressive stance on teaching as an essential service bodes ill for three-year wage agreements reached in the public sector last year.
The SA Education and Environment Project's bridging year programme has given a few matrics the chance to succeed in their first year of varsity.
The legacy of three court orders, a media furore, and pupils who went without textbooks last year appears to be holding strong - on Twitter.
The Correctional Services department has reported a total of 79.25% of prisoners who wrote national senior certificate examinations passed in 2012.
Matric results for 2012 are looking up but they have not told us enough about the deep social inequalities experienced by pupils across the country.