- ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has called out the education departments for not closing down illegal schools
- Mashaba has written to Miniter of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and Blade Nzimande, the Minister of Higher Education to investigate schools run by foreigners
- Some South Africans are not happy with Mashaba's choice of works and say he should be focusing on all unsanctioned schools
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JOHANNESBURG - The leader of Action SA, Herman Mashaba has slammed the government for not shutting down unsanctioned schools in South Africa.
Mashaba took to social media to raise concerns about the number of unregistered schools that have been popping up lately. He also highlighted that these schools seem to be run by foreign nationals who also hire foreigners as teachers.
Mashaba went on to say officials should investigate these schools and the people that work there and determine their immigration status.
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Mashaba took it a step further and issued a statement addressed to the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and the Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande to launch investigations into these schools.
He called on the ministers to investigate the social media claims being made about these schools. He went on to say if these schools are indeed unsanctioned the Ministers and their departments should hold the people involved accountable.
Mashaba also requested that the ministers should give South Africans feedback on their investigations.
South Africans weigh in on Mashaba's comments
"The key emphasis should be on ‘bogus’ school, period, not what nationality the teachers/lecturers/‘owners’ are… very slippery slope you are on. What matters the most is the required qualifications are met by the teaching staff!"
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"Those so-called illegal school's teach better than legal schools. They've got the best teacher's with the highest pass mark maybe we should try to legalise them. And what's make the department not recognise them and give them proper documentation."
"People are overly sensitive when coming to acts of criminality by foreigners and try to be politically correct."
"Shut them all down and arrest the owners."
"Okay the institution isn't registered but they do teach very well, so why make it difficult for them to register so that they can be on a competitive market advantage. Let's avoid pulling the plug and using the card of hate."
Mmusi Maimane challenges Angie Motshekga to a public debate on South Africa's educational system
Briefly News previously reported that Mmusi Maimane, the leader of One SA Movement has now challenged the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to a public debate on issues within the educational system.
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Maimane is an avid advocate for the betterment of South Africa's education system and he just recently launched a petition to end the 30% pass mark for grade 12 learners. Maimane says the petition has now garnered more than 10 000 signatures so far.
On his official Twitter account, Maimane posted a statement in which he highlights key areas of concern that he wants to debate with Motshekga on.
Source: Briefly News