In a controversial move Dickson Masemola, education minister for Limpopo, has been tipped to take over the province's premiership.
Many grade 11 pupils don’t have all their books but teachers have been told not to talk about it.
First National Bank's adverts calling for change in SA has been slammed by the ANC, with its youth league saying the campaign bordered on treason.
The state should only use public funds to put its view across if the media fails to do so, says Jacques du Preez.
The Limpopo saga has led many to lose sight of the larger curriculum picture.
Despite the the basic education department's claim that all textbooks had been delivered to Limpopo schools, Section27 says this is not the case.
EduSolutions executive director Moosa Ntimba tells the M& G's Victoria John and Bongani Nkosi why his company is not at fault for the textbook crisis.
Increasing legal cases highlight the department of education's failure to provide basic school infrastructure, Victoria John reports.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department has done all it can to help learners through a "really dramatic year" ahead of exams.
Basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan has blamed budgetary constraints and pupil data problems for the department's failures.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union has given Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga seven days to act on the Limpopo textbooks report.
While parts of the dispute between the department of education and Section27 have been settled, three big issues will still be decided upon this week.
Thousands of Limpopo pupils are still without the textbooks they need and that is where the argument should stop, Section 27 says.
Money crisis means grades lacking textbooks this year could start 2013 without books again.
The Democratic Alliance says the basic education department is not using standard procedures for the purchasing of 2013 textbooks for Limpopo.
While Parliament accepted the second version of the Limpopo education catch-up plan, it has learnt that several schools were still without textbooks.
Section27 says it's considering more legal action against the basic education department because it did not obey a court order to deliver textbooks.
Revising our government structures might be an option, but the real problem lies with people.
Revising our government structures might be an option, but the real problem lies with people, writes Eusebius McKaiser.