Jobs for cash report to be presented today by the Basic Education Minister

Simamkele Vakaza
19 April 2016

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the report of an investigation into the sale of teachers’ and principals’ posts will be presented to a Cabinet sub-committee today.

Motshekga has been put under pressure by the opposition Democratic Alliance and the NGO, Equal Education, to release the report.

She ordered the investigation in July last year after media reports that South African Democratic Teachers Union members were paying thousands of Rands to secure jobs as principals and teachers in a widespread scam.

Motshekga has defended the delay in releasing the jobs-for-cash report, saying it’s based on attorneys’ advice.

The team that investigated asked for more time as they were swamped with information about the jobs-for-cash scam in schools.