Motsoaledi: SA education system still reeling from 'poisonous' Bantu education

Health Minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi spoke with host, Eusebius McKaiser about the African National Congress National Policy Conference (ANC NPC).

Motsoaledi forms part of the education, health, science and technology subcommittee. Motsoaledi says South Africa's education system has suffered a great deal because of historical injustices such as Bantu education.

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The one thing people forget is that we are an unfortunate country. While some countries on the continent were colonised, they never had Bantu education. This poisonous education system that existed for the past fifty years. So we started from behind.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health

Motsoaledi explains that they are working on policies that will improve South Africa's education and do away with the effects of Bantu education.

The health minister says the governing party has done fairly well in opening and creating access in both the health and education departments, however, delivering on quality is still their biggest challenge.

If you look at the white paper on the NHI one of the things we are proposing is the re-organisation of the health care system especially between provincial and national.

Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health

He goes on to say that he'll be presenting the benefits of the National Health Insurance (NHI) to the committee at the ANC national policy conference.

Motsoaledi emphasises that the new proposed health care insurance scheme will bridge the divide the between private and public health care sector.

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