Cabinet sub-committee to hear jobs-for-cash report

The report is expected to be made public early next month.

Angie Motshekga. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the report of a probe into the sale of teachers' and principals' posts will be presented to a Cabinet sub-committee today.

She told Parliament's portfolio committee on basic education that plans to make the report public early next month are still on track.

Motshekga hass been under pressure from the opposition DA 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 (Sadtu) members were paying thousands of rands in kickbacks 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 lawyers' advice.

"It involves criminal charges, so people should not see their names for the first time in the media when we release the report, without them having been properly charged, so it really is a rigmarole that we are in."

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

Motshekga says those implicated in the task team's report have been asked to respond. She says the team will not be disbanded but will continue with its investigations.