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MEC Schäfer slated for opposing history being required subject

The Department of Basic Education and the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) have slammed Education MEC Debbie Sch fer, saying her comment that South Africa does “not need a nation of historians” was short-sighted. Sch fer’s comment followed a recommendation by the ministerial task team (MTT) that history be phased in as a required subject. During her speech at the policy debate on the budget vote, Sch fer said taking history until matric would not serve young people or help them to become productive mem

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