'We'll meet textbooks deadline'
Great progress has been made since the national Department of Basic Education took over from the provincial education department in Limpopo, minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.
"As we speak, textbooks are being delivered to the central warehouse in Polokwane," she said.
The deadline for the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo is today.
Motshekga said that on June 11 trucks had started moving textbooks to warehouses and schools.
"We are therefore in time to meet the deadline," she said.
The national department took over the administration of the province's education in December. The Limpopo department had employed more staff than budgeted for, over-spent and failed to ensure an adequate supply of textbooks and stationery for this school year.