Sadtu cries foul over jobs-for-cash report

The teachers’ union has however said it’s still studying the Basic Education ministerial task team's report.

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JOHANNESBURG - The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) says while it is still studying the Basic Education ministerial task team's report into the so-called ' jobs for cash' scandal, its aggrieved that some issues it wanted included are not in the report.

The Basic Education Department has released the report, saying 38 cases have grounds for further investigations for possible criminal charges.

The team found that corruption is endemic in the education system and the first step in stopping this is an end to cadre deployment.

Sadtu says it will take harsh action against members who are found guilty, but it will wait for the court's processes to take place.

However, Sadtu spokesperson Nomusa Cembi says a number of issues the union had asked to be included in the report, were not, and they are consulting with lawyers.

"We feel very much aggrieved and we wanted more evidence."

Meanwhile, the department says it can only take action against educators identified in the report once the forensic unit has completed investigations in August.