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Cabinet reshuffle fear spurs Motshekga into action

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is under extreme pressure – including a possible Cabinet reshuffle – which explains her haste in pushing to have schools reopened at almost any cost.


03 Jun 2020
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Cabinet reshuffle fear spurs Motshekga into action

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

A pending Cabinet reshuffle amid a lot of other pressures could be behind Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga’s rush to open schools at any cost. She is not the only one worried about the political future: all ministers fear the chop and want to be seen delivering as they are unsure of their future in government, a reliable source in the tripartite alliance said. The education minister has been pushing since the middle of May for schools to reopen. Initial deadlines targeted 18 May as the return date for teachers, followed a week later by Grade 7 and Grade...

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