Things hot up as Motshekga backs sex ed official
Minister has changed curriculum after religious leaders’ complaints, but refuses to budge in defence of staff member
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has dismissed complaints from religious leaders against a senior official accused of “brushing aside” their concerns over explicit learning material developed for sex education lessons.
The minister said the department would not take action against an official who was merely supporting the implementation of government policy, adding the learning material was adjusted after a public consultation process.
Ganief Hendricks, leader of the Al Jama-ah party, asked Motshekga in February to dismiss her deputy director-general Granville Whittle...