everyone has the right to basic education, including adult basic education.
If this is the main mandate given to the Department, then the Minister tasked with heading the department is responsible for ALL aspects of basic education on a national level - which includes ensuring that all Provincial Departments are meeting and performing the mandate given by the Constitution. I would assume therefore that the buck would have stopped with Angie when it came to laying blame for the whole textbook debacle in Limpopo last year that left pupils without textbooks for the better part of the school year.
Was it not Angie's job to ensure that the Provincial Departments were doing their jobs? The Limpopo Department of Basic Education was already under administration - would it not have been conceivable to believe that if the finances were in a mess then the rest of the Department would also have been a mess? Any person with a std 5 and a small sprinkling of common sense would have seen the and heard the alarms that were going off and made an effort to fix the problem asap.
Unfortunately it seems that we have a woman in charge of this vital Department that was absent from school the day common sense and logic were taught because she never even bothered to check on the status of the rest of the Department and actively ignored the issue for 6 months. It took 2 court orders before there was even rudimentary compliance by the Department of its Constitutionally mandated duties.
And now this woman with sh!t for brains has again publicly displayed her stupidity and inability to take responsibility for what can only be seen as her own failures. She has gone on record stating that "It [delivering textbooks] is an administrative function and it has nothing to do with me as a minister," I didn't know that a chairman of a board of directors could escape liability by saying that the administration of the company has nothing to do with him. Utter crap! Passing the buck and always looking for someone else to blame when we all already know where the buck should stop. Sure, discipline those who didn't order the books on time but she cannot escape responsibility by pretending that it is not her job to oversee that all Provincial Departmental duties are complied with. I'm sure she's very happy to be one of Zuma's biggest fans - she's safe from being held accountable for her own failures because Zuma is too much of a coward to reprimand his fans.