Article by: Dumisane Dube
Judge Anthony Millar has granted an urgent application launch by Anlé Spies, who wrote Matric last year, AfriForum and Maroela Media.
In the application Anlé Spies said she would not be able to return to her high school in Pretoria, to collect her results before starting her first year at the University of the Free State.
The Department of Basic Education announced its decision a week ago to not publish the much-anticipated results.
The department said it scrapped the results’ public release, to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act.
Afriforum argued that there is no valid reason why the results should not be published.
The order says the publication of results may not reflect the names of pupils.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has also been ordered to pay the court application costs.
Afriforum attorney Willi Spies, said they are happy with the outcome of the case.
“We could not allow the state to monopolise access to information. Information needs to he shared. We need to have transparent system, a system that makes information available to all interest groups’’ said Spies.
He further said they appreciate the fact that the minister decided not to oppose the ruling.
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