Herman Mashaba has lashed out over bogus, unregistered schools operating illegally in South Africa. The ActionSA leader and founder has especially raised his concerns over illegal schools owned by foreign nationals in the country.

Mashaba: Government failure leaves education system ‘dysfunctional’

Taking to his official social media page on Twitter this week, Mashaba criticised the government for failing to act on this matter.

“Due to the failure of government schools in South Africa, I am getting concerned with a number of Private Schools run by foreign nationals, employing foreign teachers. This matter must be confronted and investigated to establish their status. Victims – our poor desperate SA.”

Herman Mashaba

Expanding on the issue, Mashaba revealed that he has taken on both Minister Bonginkosi Nzimande and Minister Angie Motshekga.

“Yesterday, I wrote letters to Dr Bonginkosi Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education as Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education in the Republic of South Africa requesting them to investigate the validity of social media information alleging that there are bogus, unregistered schools operating illegally by foreign nationals in our country. And worse still, employing undocumented immigrants.”

Herman Mashaba

Mashaba
Mashaba has slammed the government’s failure to act against illegal schools in SA. Image: ActionSA/ Facebook

Ministers must act against illegal schools in SA

Mashaba slammed the entire education system as dysfunctional despite the strides made since the dawn of democracy in the country.

“As we all know South Africa’s education system remains fundamentally dysfunctional and unequal. While access to education may have increased since 1994, the quality of education remains too low to empower the nation. We are ranked amongst the worst performing schooling systems in the world. To that end, we are in no position to allow illegality and further deterioration to collapse the system.”

Herman Mashaba

Mashaba challenged the ministers to act on the allegations regarding these illegal schools and take those responsible on.

“No self-respecting country would allow such a situation to go unattended. It is high time that the rule of law is restored in our country to ensure that such criminality ceases to exist. We are pleased to have received acknowledgements of receipt of our letters by the Ministers’ offices and await their responses.”

Herman Mashaba



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