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DA calls on ministry to release 'Jobs for Cash' report

Basic Education Department received the report earlier this month after two years of investigation.

Sadtu members gather in Cape Town for the march against Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on 24 April 2013. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has again called on Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to make the so-called ' Jobs for Cash' report public, without any further delays.

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

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

DA Member of Parliament Gavin Davis said the findings could expose the capture of provincial education departments by Sadtu.

"For long time there has been goal pole shifting and we can't understand why the long delay in releasing this report which has a very material impact on the future of education in South Africa."

Meanwhile, the department said certain steps have to be followed before the report is released including briefing Cabinet on the findings.

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