In the lead up to the Supreme Court of Appeal hearing on the matter of Basic Education for All versus the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, SECTION27 and BEFA called on thought leaders across the spectrum of South African society to explain why #TextbooksMatter. The result was a serious of powerful testimonies posted on the SECTION27 and BEFA social media platforms that galvanised a national dialogue around the importance of textbooks as part of the right to basic education.  The judgment in what is referred to as the Limpopo Textbooks case lay the foundation for children across the country to access the immediately reliable right to basic education.


Achmat Dangor #TextbooksMatter

Joe Thloloe #TextbooksMatter

Justice Malala #TextbooksMatter

Marianne Thamm #TextbooksMatter

Mark Pilgrim#TextbooksMatter

Mary Burton #TextbooksMatter

Prof Njabulo Ndebele #TextbooksMatter

Redi Tlabi #TextbooksMatter

Ruksana Osman #TextbooksMatter

Shaeera Kalla #TextbooksMatter

Sisonke Msimang #TextbooksMatter

Zolani Mahola #TextbooksMatter

Margie Orford #TextbooksMatter