The Western Cape is the only province ruled by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), which has much to gain if it does so effectively. This year the province won major boasting rights when international management consultancy McKinsey named it one of the world’s 20 steadily improving education systems.
The Western Cape education department hopes to have performance agreements drawn up by the middle of next year.
The DA’s Eastern Cape education spokesman, Edmund van Vuuren, says he is bringing a private member’s bill to the first sitting in his legislature in February, to introduce performance agreements for principals. Read the full story in Business Day.