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education blackboard thumb medium80 92The Citizen reports that the long-awaited Department of Basic Education’s (DBE’s) so called ‘jobs-for-cash’ report was released late on Friday, revealing the flawed process to appoint educators in some provinces.  

DBE Minister Angie Motshekga set up a ministerial task team, led by Umalusi head John Volmink, to probe allegations that members of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) were selling principal and deputy principal posts for R30,000 or more at schools in six provinces.  The report confirmed that some of the teachers in some provinces were appointed due to their affiliation with Sadtu.  The report, which investigated six provinces, found that KZN had the highest cases of irregularities.  The report cleared Limpopo of wrong doing.  The report indicates:  “The Task Team is of the view that by showing firm resolve to deal with corruption encountered in the education sector‚ the profession may be saved from further decay."

  • Read this report by Batlile Phaladi in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Schools ‘jobs-for-cash’ probe reveals irregularities in six provinces, at TimesLive
  • The full task team report can be read here

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