Report on school jobs-for-cash scandal by end of year

It’s been reported that union members sold teacher and principal posts in at least six provinces.

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CAPE TOWN - A draft report by the task team investigating the jobs-for-cash scandal in schools is expected to land on basic education minister Angie Motshekga's desk before the end of the year.

That's according to her deputy, Enver Surty, who was responding to questions about the long-awaited report in the National Assembly yesterday.

Motshekga asked professor John Volmink to head up the task team after an exposé by City Press newspaper last year reported that corrupt members of teachers' union Sadtu were involved in selling teacher and principal posts in at least six provinces.

Surty says the task team received a huge number of complaints and asked for extra time as well as more investigators to complete the job.

"Forensic investigations have been carried out, more information and leads have been provided and these are being followed up."

Surty says the task team has been provided with three more investigators

"A draft report is being tabled and should be with the minister before the end of the year."

It's been reported that rogue union officials have been pocketing thousands of rand in exchange for securing people jobs as teachers and principals in state schools.