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More than R900m bailout for KZN education

By Faeza
18 January 2016

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The KwaZulu-Natal education department has lost control of its finances, leaving children without food and district officials unable to properly monitor schools.

An expenditure report for the first six months of the 2015/16 financial year, which ended in September – a copy of which City Press has obtained – reveals that the National Treasury and provincial treasury had to give the department a R908 million bailout. The report shows that much of that money was spent on salaries and administration.

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