Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga at the 20th Annual National Teaching Awards ceremony held at Soshanguve East secondary school. Teachers were honoured for their excellent teaching skills and school leadership. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)
Minister of basic education Angie Motshekga at the 20th Annual National Teaching Awards ceremony held at Soshanguve East secondary school. Teachers were honoured for their excellent teaching skills and school leadership. Picture: Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

Ramaphosa to meet Motshekga over complaints around sex education

By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi Time of article published Feb 27, 2020

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Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised he will meet with the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga to discuss complaints surrounding the department's Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CES).

This follows a complaint by traditional leaders in Parliament on Thursday during the debate on the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Traditional leaders said they were not happy with sex education in schools. Motshekga had previously said CES would help deal with the problems of the abuse of children.

There were a number of children who were raped and killed, and CES would form part of the programme to deal with this crisis, the department has argued.

During the debate on Thursday traditional leaders said they were not happy with sex education.

Ramaphosa said he was appalled by some of the things traditional leaders had raised on the matter. 

He said further discussions were needed with the department. 

“There is clearly a need for an engagement between traditional leaders and the department of basic education,” said Ramaphosa.

“I will talk to the minister,” he said on some of the issues raised on sex education.

Political Bureau

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