The minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga just cannot stay away from controversy. Time after time she always takes decisions that defies logic. Many were hoping the president would have given her the chop during the cabinet reshuffle.
Last year she held a press briefing and announced the reopening of schools before the president could move the country down to alert level three. It was almost as if she did not want to give the president a choice.
In her first media briefing on the 11th January 2022, minister Angie Motshekga divided the country by prematurely announcing that the grade 12 results will not be published in the newspapers.
This seemed a bit irresponsible just few days before the release of the much anticipated matric results. This was done based on a poor understanding of the Protection of Personal Information Act.
The court has today ruled against the department, which means results will continue to be published in newspapers. All this could have been avoided.
The Department of basic education has promised to abide by the ruling and also chose not to oppose the court challenge.
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