You are definitely right comrade Dominic there can be no better and appropriate 
time for YCL to enter the fray in the most nuanced way that will move society 
and see DA'S attempts for what they are.

Khaye

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> On 21 Sep 2016, at 8:58 AM, Dominic Tweedie <dominic.twee...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Welcome Cde Khaye,
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> Unfortunately, in the (nearly) year since this statement of the DA came out, 
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> The Department and the Minister have “kicked the can down the road”.
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> Heritage Day is nearly here. Why can the YCL not make a statement about this?
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> From: yclsa-eom-forum@googlegroups.com 
> [mailto:yclsa-eom-forum@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Khaye Nkwanyana
> Sent: 21 September 2016 08:48
> To: yclsa-eom-forum@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: [YCLSA Discussion] DA Opposes Teaching of History - Statement
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> Typical of DA 
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> On 12 Oct 2015, at 8:01 AM, VC <cuvc2...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Please note: No more Lovemore.
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> Democratic Alliance, Statement, 11 October 2015
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> DA will resist ANC attempts to increase political interference in schools
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> Recent developments point to a sinister and sustained attempt by the ANC to 
> exert more political control over our school system.
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> History
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> Firstly, on Friday, Minister Angie Motshekga announced in the Government 
> Gazette that she has established a Task Team to oversee the implementation of 
> History as a compulsory subject in Grades 10-12.
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> This has been done without public consultation on whether or not making 
> History compulsory is a good idea.
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> It should be noted that calls to make History compulsory from Grade 10-12 
> have emanated from within the tripartite alliance – notably SADTU. This 
> raises concerns that school History will be abused as a political propaganda 
> tool, as it was by the apartheid government.
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> There are no good reasons to make History compulsory for Grades 10-12. All 
> learners already study History up to Grade 9. Thereafter, all Grade 10-12 
> learners take ‘Life Orientation’ which includes topics such as ‘citizenship’ 
> and ‘democracy and human rights’.
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> Making History compulsory will come at a significant price. Not only will it 
> curtail learner choices, it will divert resources away from where they are 
> needed most — in Mathematics, the sciences and languages. The DA therefore 
> opposes the move to make History compulsory in Grades 10-12.
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> Sunday Times
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> Secondly, it was revealed in the Sunday Times that the proposed National 
> Education Laws Amendment Bill aims to take away the powers of School 
> Governing Bodies to:
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> The move to strip School Governing Bodies of their powers is an attempt to 
> exert greater state control over public schools. It should be remembered that 
> South Africa has a co-operative system of school governance that takes into 
> account parents, the broader school community, learners, teachers and the 
> government. Any attempt to disrupt this balance is a threat to the democratic 
> ethos that underpins our public school system.
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> Thirdly, the ANC appears to have declared war on independent schools. As 
> Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said at the NGC this weekend: “Private 
> schools are part of the education system and can’t operate outside it. That 
> period of just giving them licences and leaving them alone is gone.”
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> What the MEC doesn’t mention is that private schools are already part of the 
> education system and are, in fact, regulated by the South African Schools 
> Act. His rage is therefore misplaced. If the ANC is concerned at parents 
> abandoning public schools in favour of affordable independent schools, then 
> it should focus on improving the quality of schooling in public schools.
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> Moves to unduly interfere with independent schools, to remove the powers of 
> governing bodies in public schools and to force children to take History in 
> Grades 10-12 are all politically motivated. Indeed, not one of these 
> proposals is borne of a genuine desire to strengthen our education system.
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> The system of Bantu Education was perhaps the most pernicious aspect of 
> Apartheid. It is to our national shame that we have been unable to 
> meaningfully dent its legacy in the last twenty years. If the ANC is serious 
> about improving the quality of education for our poorest learners, it will 
> desist with the political sideshows and focus on fixing what is broken 
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> •    Gavin Davis, Democratic Alliance “Shadow Minister of Basic Education”
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