Sipho Mabena
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7 Dec 2020
4:50 am

Class of 2020: Union, dept butting heads over matric paper rewrites

Sipho Mabena

Sadtu said the department’s decision was irrational, was not based on sound evidence and could be traumatic for pupils already set back by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark 

The basic education department is unfazed by the potential legal bid to halt the national rewrite of two leaked matric examination papers, saying the rewrite was crucial to protect the integrity of the examinations. Themba Daniel Shikwambana, 31, an employee of a printing company contracted to print 2020 matric question papers, was arrested in connection with the leaks and remanded in custody last week. The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) confirmed it would approach the High Court in Pretoria in a bid to get an urgent interdict to stop the national rewrite of mathematics paper 2 on 15 December, and...