Herman Mashaba has spoken out against the illegal operation of fraudulent, unregistered schools in South Africa. The head and founder of ActionSA has expressed particular concern over illegal schools run by foreign nationals in the country.
Mashaba criticized the administration for neglecting to act on this subject on his official Twitter page this week. “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.”
Mashaba went on to say that he has attacked 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.”
Despite the country’s progress since the advent of democracy, Mashaba blasted the whole education system as dysfunctional. “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.”
Mashaba challenged the ministers to investigate the claims of illegal schools and prosecute those who are accountable.
President @HermanMashaba has asked government to investigate claims that there are bogus, unregistered schools operating illegally by foreign nationals in our country.
And worse still, employing undocumented immigrants.https://t.co/uIvFbI3m7F
— ActionSA (@Action4SA) January 12, 2022