Yusuf Cassim


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Premier Oscar Mabuyane must be called before the Education Portfolio Committee to explain his reasoning for suspending the EC Head of Education, Dr Naledi Mbude. Based on the documentation provided to the Eastern Cape Portfolio Committee on Education, Dr. Mbude has in fact given substantive representations to the Premier as to why textbooks orders could not be completed and why the Education Infrastructure Grant funding was not spent. Dr Mbude, …


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The decision by Premier Oscar Mabuyane to suspend the Head of Education, Dr Naledi Mbude, reportedly for the delay in textbook deliveries and failure to spend the infrastructure grant, raises serious questions. In response to questions posed by the Democratic Alliance during a portfolio committee meeting on Monday, Dr Mbude revealed several concerning issues taking place within the Department. Dr Mbude said she had discovered that the Department had been …


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Yusuf Cassim

Hundreds of thousands of learners across the Eastern Cape are still without textbooks, despite a court order compelling the provincial Department of Education to make sure that the books are delivered by the end of March. The court order stated that ECDOE had to “ensure that every learner at every public school in the Eastern Cape is provided with a full complement of stationery and textbooks for the 2022 school …


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A flawed admissions process being applied at Gamble High School in Kariega (Uitenhage) is seeing learners being forced to go to school over 10km away, despite living within walking distance from Gamble HS. This came to light during an oversight inspection earlier this week by myself, Shadow Minister of Basic Education, Baxolile Nodada, MP, and constituency leader Marshall von Buchenroder, MPL. See photos   Our visits, prompted by complaints from …


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Yusuf Cassim

The damning Special Investigating Unit’s report into Covid-19 corruption, released by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, shows just how rotten the Eastern Cape Department of Education has become. Premier Oscar Mabuyane can no longer continue to give lip-service to the fight against corruption, he must ensure that immediate action is taken against Department officials implicated in the SIU report. Mabuyane need not twiddle his thumbs, he only has to read the …


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