EduSolutions did not ‘get away’ with anything

2012-09-22 11:09

It was with great concern that I read an opinion “Our siblings’ blood is on our hands” by Nangamso Koza in City Press (September 16 2012).

Koza’s representation of EduSolutions’ alleged involvement in the ­Limpopo textbook crisis is factually incorrect.

Koza is under the impression that “public silence has allowed government and EduSolutions to get away with not delivering textbooks on time in Limpopo”.

We are surprised that City Press ­continues to publish such inaccurate ­information after two of its journalists, Sipho Nyamboze and Thanduxolo Jika, interviewed EduSolutions executives on two separate occasions.

We are left to wonder how much of the paper’s ­failure to publish any of the interviews contributed to Koza’s misinformation.

It is important to reiterate that our mandate to procure and deliver textbooks in the province was not approved for this academic year.

And therefore, EduSolutions cannot be held accountable for the non-delivery of textbooks in the province.

The ­company’s contract was terminated on April 26 2012 and the contracts were awarded to “service provider one and service provider two”, as outlined in Professor Mary Metcalfe’s report.

We welcome a meeting with Koza in her capacity as founder and chairperson of Inqubela Foundation to clarify any issues pertaining to the textbook crisis in Limpopo.

Lastly, we would appreciate it if City Press could print a correction pertaining to the factual inaccuracy in Koza’s opinion article.

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