The Limpopo deputy principal who never was

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The Limpopo deputy principal who never was

Nearly four years after becoming the preferred candidate, a primary school educator is still waiting to be appointed

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Dikeledi Sodi can be forgiven for thinking she may never be promoted to deputy principal at her school.

The 49-year-old teacher at Motlolatsoku Primary School in Trichardtsdal, Limpopo, is still waiting for her appointment letter to the post, despite being chosen as the preferred candidate by the school governing body (SGB) in December 2017.

The school, its SGB, the National Association of School Governing Bodies’ (NASGB) provincial office in Limpopo and Sodi hauled the provincial education department to court in October 2020, asking for an order that she be declared the successful candidate...

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