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Minister to release 'jobs for cash' report in April

The education dept today explained the processes to be followed before the report is made public.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga speaks to the media during a press conference in Limpopo. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
Minister Angie Motshekga,jobs for cash scandal
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CAPE TOWN - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has now promised to make the so-called jobs for cash report public in mid-April.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) had pressured the minister to make the report public without any further delays. 

Earlier this month, her department confirmed that she had received the final draft report from the team investigating the sale of teaching posts by trade unions.

The scandal which involves South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), school governing body members, circuit and district officials came to light in media reports in 2014.

Her department has today released a timeline explaining the processes to be followed before the report is made public.

Spokesperson Troy Martens said, “We need to meet with the stakeholders cited in the report, process the report through Cabinet and then the minister will make the report public via the DBE website.”

MOTSHEKGA APPEALS FOR HELP

In January, Motshekga appealed to provinces to pay special attention to how teachers and principals are appointed to ensure that it’s within the law.

“Use the law and make sure that we’re considering what we do to prevents future repeats.”

At that time, Motshekga said it’s clear that new measures of appointing teachers needed to be explored.
 
“Because there’s a lots of very substantive recommendations that come from this report which needs lots of consultation.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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