Back to school is not as simple as ABC in Gauteng

As inland schools open, education minister tells of strife to get her niece admitted

11 January 2022 - 19:40

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told of her “personal challenge” to have her niece enrolled at a school in Gauteng.

Responding to a question on the Gauteng education department’s online application system during a briefing on school readiness on Tuesday, she said: “The Gauteng system took her, admitted her and the school refused. The reasons they gave — and we are still raising — are just cultural.”..

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