Textbooks are essential when there’s no culture of reading and teachers lack content knowledge.
Publishers are out of pocket because the Eastern Cape education department flouted procurement rules.
Readers voice their opinion on Qur’an rules, textbooks and statues.
It’s not just a lump of paper and ink, but a curated and researched stake in your future.
The basic education minister should give pupils textbooks and technology, but in reality there’s still a lack of these critical education aids.
Publishers bemoan the impossibly tight deadlines imposed by the education department, which compromises academic quality.
Expecting every pupil to receive a textbook isn’t prima-donna behaviour: universal access is vital.
Storm of opposition greets the government’s plan of ?‘one book per subject, per grade, per language’.
Ways to create cheaper learning materials are being probed, but there are stumbling blocks.
A presentation at the South African Education Research Association 2014 conference finds that history textbooks misrepresent Nelson Mandela.
The DA has expressed shock over Medium Term Strategic Framework figures, which show that only 61% of pupils have access to required textbooks.
The judiciary is quite right to be reluctant to tell government in its judgments what to do or what not to do.
The basic education department will appeal a court ruling despite hundreds of pupils not having all their textbooks months into the school year.
The recent Limpopo textbook judgment could have been more helpful on the question of relief for the violation of rights.
An SAHRC report indicates most provincial education departments do not know how many schools or pupils they have in the province.
The Pretoria high court has ruled that government violated the right to basic education by failing to deliver textbooks to all Limpopo schoolchildren.
Basic Education for All has asked for a court order to force Limpopo education authorities to deliver all textbooks to the schools by June 6.
According to government, Section27’s Limpopo textbook case is very close to being resolved and should not even have reached the high court.
Limpopo’s education department has expressed disappointment with "false claims" that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo.
During a visit to a teachers’ training college in Limpopo, the DA says it has discovered "warehouses still filled with undelivered textbooks".
Section 27 is taking the Limpopo education department back to court over a failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of pupils again.
According to a newspaper report, some Limpopo schools have still not received textbooks.
Basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan has been found not guilty of wrongdoing, says department spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi.
Section27 has applauded the department of basic education on the state of textbook deliveries in Limpopo for the 2014 academic year.
Pupils in Limpopo will have textbooks in time for the 2014 academic year, says education MEC Dikeledi Magadzi.
Basic education’s "challenges" show government has allocated only 50% of the money needed to supply all pupils with books in all subjects.
Education prospects are looking grim for South Africa’s school pupils, and government is now compelled to respond. What is its diagnosis?
In a surprise move, the basic education department has announced it only planned to provide every child with a textbook by 2014.
An interim report into the alleged non-delivery of textbooks was being compiled and would soon be presented to Parliament, the SAHRC has said.
The basic education department is in breach of a court order regarding textbook delivery, says civil rights group Section27.
South Africans are crying out for real leadership because they are not getting it from President Jacob Zuma, writes Nickolaus Bauer.
All nine provincial education ministers were hauled before the South African Human Rights Commission to answer questions about learning material.