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Limpopo textbook saga: Mixed reaction to SCA appeal

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will appeal the High Court ruling on the Limpopo textbook case in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Tuesday.

Mark Heywood, executive director of Section27, on Tuesday said the DBE is appealing the judgment on the grounds that the full complement of textbooks was not necessary to provide a basic education, placing an unfair obligation on them to deliver.

The core of their argument is that an 'impossible standard of perfection' was imposed on them. The appeal is important because it will define the duties that government has to uphold the right to basic education.

Mark Heywood, executive director of Section27

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:

Meanwhile, listeners responded to the case, with some questioning the DBE's commitment to providing basic education for all.

Others shared their personal schooling experiences, while some called for syllabus resources to managed better to create continuous access.

Listen to the conversation below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Limpopo textbook saga: Mixed reaction to SCA appeal


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