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08 Feb 2017
 
 
DA: Sonja Boshoff says 9 600 special needs children denied their right to basic education
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A reply to a DA parliamentary question by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has revealed that 9 606 special needs learners are not yet placed in schools. According to the reply,...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
DA: Gavin Davis says minister Motshekga to blame for serial neglect of underperforming schools
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President Zuma’s new-found focus on underperforming schools is a surprising but welcome development. We now urge him to attend to the root of the problem, and that is an underperforming Minister of...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
DA: Gavin Davis on matric marks: Motshekga’s bullying tactics won’t deter us
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The Chief Whip of the DA has received a letter from Minister Motshekga threatening disciplinary action for “unethical conduct” with regards to our questioning of the standardisation process of the...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on Jobs for Cash: Motshekga lacks political will to deal with SADTU
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Minister Motshekga showed today that she lacks the political will to tackle SADTU corruption and power abuse, as documented in the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report. At the Portfolio Committee of Basic...
 
 
22 Nov 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on Jobs for Cash: Motshekga must appear before Parliament
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Tomorrow, Wednesday 23 November, the Department of Basic Education is scheduled to brief the Portfolio Committee on progress implementing the recommendations of the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report. We call...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis says why is NEEDU apologising to Minister Motshekga?
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In a statement released yesterday, the Department of Basic Education indicated that the CEO of the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (NEEDU), Dr Sibusiso Sithole, had made a...
 
 
01 Nov 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on leaked matric paper: Minister Motshekga must return from overseas
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The DA is deeply concerned at reports of a leaked examination paper in the Giyani district of Limpopo. It is telling that, whenever exam papers are leaked, Minister Motshekga is out of the country....
 
 
21 Oct 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis says failure to implement Principal competency testing shows SADTU still in charge
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It has emerged that just 7% (103 out of 1 435) of Principals around the country underwent competency testing, and they were all from the Western Cape. This finding is contained in the 2015/16...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on SACMEQ: Motshekga must answer for misleading of Parliament
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Evidence has emerged that the Department of Basic Education knowingly misled Parliament this week when it claimed that the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality...
 
 
02 Sep 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on Jobs for Cash: We will not be deterred from holding SADTU to account
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The Department of Basic Education today launched an unwarranted attack on the DA, merely for requesting that the Minster table the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report in Parliament. The final ‘Jobs for Cash’...
 
 
31 Aug 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on ‘Jobs for Cash’: Motshekga must table report in Parliament
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I have today written to Minister Motshekga requesting her to table the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report in Parliament. This is crucial for Parliament to do its job in exercising oversight of the Executive....
 
 
29 Aug 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis on ‘Jobs for Cash’: SADTU must still account to Parliament
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The DA has today written to the Chairperson of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee, Ms. Nomalungelo Gina, requesting that the SADTU leadership be called to appear before the committee to...
 
 
27 May 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis says signs that the ‘jobs for cash’ report will be swept under the carpet
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The Department of Basic Education’s presentation to Parliament on the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report today was an indication that this report is not being taken seriously in government. In fact, there are...
 
 
24 May 2016
 
DA: Gavin Davis says 'Jobs for Cash report to come before Parliament
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The DA has received a letter from the Chairperson of the Basic Education Portfolio Committee, Nomalungelo Gina, notifying us that the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report will be discussed in Committee this...
 
 
22 May 2016
 
 
 
DA: Gavin Davis says SADTU must face the music on the ‘Jobs for Cash
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The DA welcomes the release of the ‘Jobs for Cash’ report on the SADTU bribery and corruption racket in our schools. Minister Motshekga waited until the stroke of midnight to release the report. We...
 
 
 
                       
 
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