As required by the order of the North Gauteng High Court of 4 October 2012, the Department of Basic Education filed an affidavit on 31 October 2012 detailing the steps taken to ensure timeous delivery of textbooks to the CAPS grades for next year. A copy of the affidavit is attached.

SECTION27 welcomes the plans outlined by the DBE and their efforts to prioritise the delivery of learner teacher support material for 2013. This is in line with the DBE’s objective to ensure one textbook per learner per learning area. Textbooks are an essential tool for effective teaching and learning.

The deadline for delivery of textbooks for 2013 is 15 December 2012.

SECTION27 will continue to monitor this deadline and we encourage schools to keep us updated about the delivery of textbooks and workbooks to their schools.

For more information, please contact Solanga Milambo on 072 856 7771 or
Nthabi Pooe on 076 612 7188 or Nikki Stein on 082 528 7232.


DBE affidavit 31 October 2013 Limpopo Textbooks