Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called South Africa's education system a "national catastrophe" and a "crisis".
Speaking to officials and teachers' unions during a three-day education Lekgotla, she said that education in South Africa is characterised by "pockets of disasters".
The department's Elijah Mhlanga on Monday said that Motshekga would implement consequence management and no longer tolerate poor performing schools or incompetent teaching staff.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
The minister wanted to announce that it cannot be business as usual.— Elijah Mhlanga, Director of Communications for Department of Basic Education,
It is important that people are held accountable. There has to be consequence management and repercussions for work not done.— Elijah Mhlanga, Director of Communications for Department of Basic Education,