NOTE: The original video embedded in this posting encountered problems during the upload process, which negatively influenced the playback quality. It has thus been deleted and replaced with the following:
The message expressed in the deleted video had to do with the ANC’s ’struggle’ to transform education in South Africa and their efforts to do away with so-called ‘mud schools’. The video also included a sound clip where anti-apartheid struggle heroine, Mamphela Ramphele, is quoted as saying that South Africa’s education system is worse today than the Bantu education the country had under the apartheid government. (See above video @ 1:56 and the news report here)
Procrastination and lies
- In 2004, then-president Thabo Mbeki said: "By the end of this year, we shall ensure that there is no learner learning under a tree, [or in a] mud school ..."
- In 2006, Mkhangeli Matomela, then MEC for education in the Eastern Cape, said: "I'm confident we will eradicate mud schools in the next two financial years."
- In 2007, then education minister Naledi Pandor said: "Fifty percent of the mud schools will be rebuilt between 2007 and 2009."
- In 2008, Mahlubandile Qwase, then MEC for education in the Eastern Cape, said: "It is my plan that the eradication of mud schools must be fast-tracked in the 2010/11 financial year."
- In 2011, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said: "By 2014, we will have eradicated all mud schools in the province",
- In 2013 Angie Motshekga said: "By 2015, in terms of mud schools, we should be done." — Compiled by Equal Education
Source: Mail & Guardian
Here are some of the graphics that were included in the deleted video:
- No love lost between Motshekga and Lovemore on the state of education in South Africa
- The Kuruman Affair – Holding children’s future to ransom
- Apartheid not to blame for education shambles
- The ANC-Planned Violence in Grabouw and other places
- South Africa’s Pathetic School Teachers
- Campus Chaos in South Africa
- SA Education: You've ANC nothing yet!