EduSolutions linked to ANC

2012-07-15 11:44

Johannesburg - Controversial textbook company EduSolutions has been linked to the ANC, City Press reported on Sunday.

EduSolutions was awarded a contract procuring stationery and office material to the ANC's Parliament office. Former ANC chief whip Mbulelo Goniwe signed off on the deal, the newspaper reported.

The contract apparently had no actual value attached to it and it was unclear how much money EduSolutions received from it.

Goniwe told the paper the deal had been "recommended to him".

EduSolutions has come under fire for its failure to deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools, more than halfway through the school year.

The Sunday Independent reported that Limpopo Education MEC Dickson Masemola could not be removed from his post by the ANC because he was "a Zuma man", according to rumours.

Masemola denied this, telling the paper: "I don't understand what they mean by saying I am a Zuma man. I am a disciplined member of the ANC working for the organisation with diligence and commitment."

Masemola has been blamed for his department's unauthorised expenditure and possible interference in the awarding of contracts.

Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale's administration has taken a resolution not to support Zuma's bid for a second term as ANC leader.

Mathale could not fire Masemola for two reasons, a provincial leader told the paper.

Firstly, Masemola no longer had executive authority over his department because it was under administration. Secondly, the party was concerned about a possible backlash from Masemola's supporters in the province.

  • sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-15 11:48

    So f@cken typical !! Bunch of imbeciles

      Squeegee - 2012-07-15 12:12

      And so it unravels... When will they (ANC) learn that it all comes out eventually.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-15 12:29


      ingi.raikes - 2012-07-15 13:32

      Well, I never!!! What a surprise! LOL!

      neil.vanheerden.39 - 2012-07-15 14:03

      Well DUH.. Ironically everything that ends a screw up always has the ANC written all over it. Now we going to find out how much and who.

      tw2066 - 2012-07-15 18:33

      Most amazing to me - is that the die hard stoopid ANC suppotas will elect these same thieves again. The ANC counts on their sheer stupidity each time!! Even though these idiot suppotas can see they are being ripped off, they will vote ANC again, and blame .... the colonialist, whites etc etc etc.. for their own stupidity...

      Preshen - 2012-07-16 08:40

      Virtual classroom is the solution because we have virtually not textbook, no teachers and no classrooms

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-07-16 13:31

      ...and everywhere one looked and followed the trail of money and corruption, there was a corrupt ANC connection behind it, from the supplier of the books to the president himself!

      rudi.ziegelasch.7 - 2012-07-16 14:29


  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-15 11:50

    LOL Why am I not surprise?

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-15 12:51

      margie.rensburg his not around, he must just stay where he is now. We must just find a way to figure out for Zuma to stay in Addis Ababa.

      steve.luckie - 2012-07-15 13:25

      When Minister F*ed up in SA, they don't resign because they have puppets who will back them up no matter what. This is what i hate about the ANC.

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-15 15:05

      Siyanda, it's actually de ja poo, that feeling that you've heard this sh*t before

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-15 17:12

      Hahahahaha wena margie.rensburg ushile wena (jy is stout).

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-07-15 11:52

    In China you get executed for corruption.

      maokeng.mankge - 2012-07-15 12:08

      It shuld start 2 happen here

      joe.irwin.50 - 2012-07-15 12:33

      Too true Brian, and think how many would have no hands.

      BulletProof. - 2012-07-15 12:39

      @bryan.marran In Africa even with one hand only they still taken.

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-15 13:12

      Zuma would have gone to the AU summit without hands and a Spear.

      liana.loots - 2012-07-15 14:48

      there will be no-one left ....

      sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-07-15 16:41

      At brian.marran......... to hell with the hard, take off an arm, that way the ANC will became totally (H)armless.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-15 17:19

      @gerhard we can't have that in SA we won't have a government left

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-15 22:25

      Not 1 hand no hands.

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-07-16 11:32

      here they should have their dicks amputed

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-07-15 11:53

    Dont bother explaining this to the million affected Limpopo children. Keep them stupid.

  • sello.mapeka - 2012-07-15 11:58

    Corruption...innocent children are affected...millions of rand into pockets of few heartless individuals....then we must call this democracy

      Henk - 2012-07-15 12:01

      stop voting for them. That is how a democracy should work.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-15 16:17 it out...the anc don't want little black children educated...they realize that if they are educated... they will no longer be able to lie about anything to them...hence anc will not get their vote......IT'S THAT SICK..BUT THAT SIMPLE. Of coarse they will deny this...but it stands out so clear to those that are educated.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-16 12:55

      No, we call it the ANC, big difference between democracy and ANC.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-15 12:00

    I was astonished to find out is that there are different means of procurement depending on the classification of the school. Not surprisingly, those schools left to procure directly instead of through an intermediary, have everything they need. It is only those who have the likes of Edusolutions forced on them that are without. So it comes as no surprise that the ANC would again be behind an unworkable, unsustainable 'solution' to a problem that never existed in the first place

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-15 12:06

    How wonderful it must be to be connected enough to get an open contract!!! The ANC has a lot of explaining to do, I smell a major cover up coming...

  • Zahir - 2012-07-15 12:07

    Corruption in everything the anc does they are going to make sa run out of money soon

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-07-15 12:11

    Can lord save us frm dis evil Party,everything is refferd 2 apartheid while stealing frm our hard earned tax..Instead of service delivery dey blame apartheid gvrmnt.Their kids goes 2 private skuls n hv Laptops,BB`s,chauffer,Computers n ordinary kids hv nuthng

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 13:08

      You know the "Lord helps those who help themselves" ... you have ONE vote, use it wisely...

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-16 03:17

      @schalk, you do know that the fast majority of support for the ANC comes from people that will are not informed. On the other hand, when people do find out the ANC are stealing money, its okay, because it not their money. The ANC threat: Vote ANC or you don't get a grant and/or pension. The people are starving so they don't have a choice, just follow the crowd. I don't think they get that tax money is also their money.

  • Hermann - 2012-07-15 12:12

    And the plot thickens. Nice!!

  • Sean Wasserman - 2012-07-15 12:22

    Surprise, surprise.

  • andy.brewis - 2012-07-15 12:23

    the fools cannot help themselves

      Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-15 12:25

      Or anyone else it seams

  • Francois Steyl - 2012-07-15 12:23

    The ANC will make sure that our kids are kept stupid and incompetent, as that is exactly what they need to be re-elected. Stupid and incompetent people.

      Muffin_man_can - 2012-07-15 13:03

      True words! The anc rules through racial devision and keeping the majority of their support uneducated.

  • wekunetsavamwe - 2012-07-15 12:26

    ANC = A Nation of Corruption o(^^o) (o^^o) (o^^)o

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 13:09

      A National Catastrophe

      herman.kramer.988 - 2012-07-15 13:24

      LOL So true!

  • chris.barton.1690 - 2012-07-15 12:27

    Is there anything in this country not linked to the ANC? Sheesh, nothing that is considered 'normal life' is left unscathed by the ANC...

  • clive.brink - 2012-07-15 12:31

    First it was "liberation before education". Now we are liberated! Instead of catching up on this critical policy mistake, we now have "corruption and enrichment before education". Wake up my nation and see that these people are leading you by your noses. They couldnt care a damn about liberation and the well being of the poor, only power as a instrument to fill their own pockets. Wake up before its too late - there is almost no more money left our fate is fast becoming irreversable!

  • harley.quin.334 - 2012-07-15 12:31

    i just hope no-one is actually surprised by this, incompetence, backhanders, corruption and cronieism are just par for the course these days

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-15 12:32

    Another Day, another story.. Not a day goes by when we don't hear about the incompetence, the stealing, the lying, the covering up, the arrogance & sheer disregard for what is honest or the right thing to do.. It's tragic that it's not about who's best for and going to do the best job, but about race and giving tenders and positions to those who have your back or are family.. What a joke! These government officials are so far up their own bums that there is NO way things will change. Their attitudes and hearts are not in the right place.. They are not honest people and we see this every day by reading about all the dodgy $hit they are getting up to. Always an excuse, one of them apartheid and still getting the blame 18 years later, and never a remedy that actually works. Our country was not like this 18 years ago and it has only gotten worse. Apartheid had to go but it's a pity it has now become an excuse not to work towards making our own situations as well as the country's, better, everything is expected, for free. Where's the sense of achievement in that? Where did our compassion and respect for our own and others lives go? Rape, assault and murder for what?? Just because, revenge, drug related, racial, want what you won't work for? We live in fear every day, how is that pleasant?? We are so better off than the rest of Africa but for some reason we want to be like them because it's the way we're heading!! Our government is incompetent. Don't we have the power to get rid of the scum and bring in people who will be our voice and do what's right for the people of SA and not themselves? I wish they'd all spontaneously combust so we can get this show on the road!!

      julio.sanfona - 2012-07-15 13:13

      A fish rots from the head, and soon this bunch of incompetent thieves will start to self distruct. Unfortunately when that happens it may be too late to save what's left of the country. I wish that the populace would wake up quickly and stop supporting them in the elections.

      herman.kramer.988 - 2012-07-15 13:27

      So true!

  • max.reynecke - 2012-07-15 12:37

    Corruption is the African's way, why would the South African variety be any different?

      musamuskid - 2012-07-15 12:46

      Now u out of order max... what u mean by that... Every Government in the world is Corrupt... For as long as 1% of a population controls the wealth of the world.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 13:31

      Thanduxolo, I agree generalization is unfair, but from outside of Africa, the world watches and see's that every single African country has corruption as its number one crisis. Colonialism has gone into the mists of history, yet Africa is destroying itself from inside through corruption...from what we've all seen in the past 18 years, has South Africa proved any different to any other African country? The so called "Oppressors" of the past from outside of Africa brought Africa Medicine, Technology and Education, and what does the "African" do with these things? Instead of using these tools to truly empower and enrich Africa for ALL Africans, these tools are misused and abused by corrupt African leaders, so that not even the children we are meant to prepare for the future are safe anymore. Yes, corruption is everywhere in the world, Africa just seems to do it so much "better" than anywhere else. When was the last time you heard of a country anywhere else in the world where the majority of the government officials are in some way or another involved in corruption, to the extent that "open contracts" are given to government officials? Max is merely drawing attention to the fact that in Africa, corruption is so blatant and in your face everyday, that it becomes a norm. Corruption is no longer an exception, it takes place in every single government department.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-07-15 15:02

      Schalk: Transparency International compiles data on corruption through the Corruption Perception Index. 2011 data suggests: Venezuela, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, India, Columbia and Brazil are more corrupt than South Africa. I might agree if you said it was sophisticated in the US, Europe and private sector white collar crime. Corruption is never justifiable in any context because it robs citizens of dignity and a chance at a better standard of life. All the more to have checks and balances such as Corruption Watch, The Office of The Public Protector, Freedom Under Law and Section 27 among others. As a citizenry, I paraphrase Vavi/Manuel "we have abdicated our responsibility to government." Once a person is hungry and has a dirty heart (Xhosa translation) then they become so corrupt it's unstoppable!

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 15:43

      Thanduxolo, references to statistics on non-African countries levels of corruption are not going to help one single Limpopo learner to pass their end year exams in 2012. Please explain how these "checks and balances" have saved these learners from wasting and entire year of their valuable lives due to corruption. Are you suggesting that the corrupt government officials in South Africa are corrupt because "they became so hungry" they had no other choice but to become corrupt? BS! Everyone has a choice, some people choose to be honest, and others choose to be corrupt. Simple. I may be misunderstanding you, but it sounds a little like you may be suggesting an excuse for all the corruption that is prevalent in the SA government today.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-07-15 15:52

      Schalk, read the response again. Corruption is never justifiable. In Africa, or anywhere in the world. In your interest to be defensive you missed that part.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 16:19

      Thanduxolo, no reason for me to be defensive, it's the current SA government's corruption that is being debated here, not the rest of the world's ...

      theprodigy.brian - 2012-07-16 09:04

      I agree that generalization is not helpful, but lets not compare ourselves to Africa or Portugal, what is happening in Limpopo & the EC is unacceptable, the fact is that the ANC has failed to educate & not only have they neglected to provided people with their basic human rights, they have chosen to enrich themselves at the children's expense, this is inexcusable, doesn't matter what people in portugal, spain or Italy do, lets not look for excuses, the ANC is there to serve the people, not the other way around.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-15 12:40

    "Politicians are like nappies they must be changed frequently. For the same reason". "Eca De Queiroz"

  • musamuskid - 2012-07-15 12:43

    "I don't understand what they mean by saying I am a Zuma man. I am a disciplined member of the ANC working for the organisation with diligence and commitment." WHAT NONSENSE IS THIS? U ALSO COMMITED TO FAILING OUR KIDS IN REPUBLIC OF LIMPOPO...DO U EVEN KNOW WHAT DISCIPLINE MEANS?

      julio.sanfona - 2012-07-15 13:16

      Words come easy, unfortunately the actions don't match the promises.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-07-15 13:34

      ...Discipline is de organ next to Dikidney...

  • herman.kramer.988 - 2012-07-15 12:43

    The ANC don't want to Educate their followers, as anyone who is educated won't follow!

  • Singatha - 2012-07-15 12:53

    Out to tender and sold to the highest bidder,the future of South Africa's children.Shameful.

  • julio.sanfona - 2012-07-15 13:02

    Why am I not surprised that some ANC deployee/cadre is at the centre of another catastrophic mess. As long as you back the right horse, you can stuff up as much as you like and you're always guaranteed that no one will touch you.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-15 13:06

    The only way to stop this messy situation ANC voters should take their ignorance off and stop voting for this corrupt criminals, ignorance is curable but stupidity is not lets give DA a chance and see how are they going to handle things when in power, because the way south Africa is heading under the leadership of the ANC is heartbreaking and scary in the same time.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-15 14:13

      Even if the DA secured a majority vote & won the next elections fair & square, the ANC and its supporters will never allow the DA to rule this country. We will go back to the days of terror bombings & other such ungovernable actions. They will never accept defeat, they have tasted power and will never relinquish it without resorting to underhanded tactics.

      Erna - 2012-07-15 15:03

      @Rob - agree but total power is not even necessary. A weaker anc and stronger opposition will make a huge difference to the anc's arrogance.

  • Adv Silver Make - 2012-07-15 13:13

    People stop making irresponsible general statements that members of the ANC are uneducated. Do n't you think we vote for the ANC because of what we are today and you critic it because what you think you have lost? It is irritating that a person who makes a mistake or fails in executing of his/ her duties then we are scorned as uneducated.

      Tebz001 - 2012-07-15 14:42

      U are right. A better assumption is that they are all corrupt.

      Erna - 2012-07-15 14:56

      I don't think all of them are uneducated - some of them even have degrees obtained at some obscure foreign university, and some of them bought their degrees! But one thing is sure - they are all greedy and corrupt! And that is NOTgeneralising.

      kalman.dittrich - 2012-07-15 19:17

      Look pal, what rock you just popped out of under I dont know, We are all referring to Textbooks being dumped on top of textbooks not being delivered, By people who are getting Millions to do the Job, If it is not a case of classic under-educated people in high positions then what might you attribute this disaster too. And please dont say apartheid LOL, that card is old and useless now, seriously what do you say is the reason? MMM?

      theprodigy.brian - 2012-07-16 09:11

      Sorry Adv Silver, its not the time to defend the ANC, why not comment on the issue at hand, which is the predetermined blatant disregard by some in the ANC for the constitution & basic human rights, there is so much wrong with the ANC that your defense of them is tantamount to you condoning their shocking conduct.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-16 12:50

      Listen idiot - there is a difference between 'making a mistake' and bloody criminal activity moron. Fraud, embezzlement, corruption etc are not mistakes. A mistake is when you drop a spoon, or bump into a car in the parking lot etc. Crime and Corruption are not mistakes, and the ANC is full of it - it stinks.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-15 13:23

    Never mind, they are all linked to the ANC, one way or another. Crooks always stick together.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-07-15 13:26

    The foolish ones will continue voting for the ANC

  • CHRISTOS52 - 2012-07-15 13:45

    Corruption in the ANC is a daily bread , I never waste my vote next time for ANC

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-07-15 13:51

    Its obvious they are connected, birds of the furthers flock together. Uneducated fools with money on their minds. Just wonder if they know and understand the value of education.

      Erna - 2012-07-15 14:45

      You answered your own question - it has nothing whatsoever to do with education (or any service delivery for that matter) but everything with getting very rich, very quickly. Any SA citizen who is still under the impression that the anc is concerned about their welfare, should think again - they don't give a damn!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-15 14:54

      Don't think they do.. Our president has less qualifications than I do!!

  • werner.n86 - 2012-07-15 14:03

    I think it is time that the school children take to the streets. Because the ANC lied to there ppl, they said it will be beter but yet I think they are worst off now. SA will always be corupted. It will never change unless there is a radicale change in office.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-07-15 14:56

    thats why they so hellbend on getting the info bill through than all of this would have been top secret in the interest of state security

  • morama.sebata - 2012-07-15 14:58

    I so wish the new generation can get into ANC implement the radical changes where we will see justice prevailing. Irrespective of corrupt the current leadership might be,i will never change voting ANC because the government before 94 has borrowed a huge amount of money which the present goverment is still paying.So everyone is entitked to his/her opinion.Viva ANC VIVA!!!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-07-15 15:05

      Oh really?? With all the money the ANC has partied away, that debt(whatever it is) could've or has been paid back! What debt is this??

      Erna - 2012-07-15 15:23

      You do realise that the previous government joined the anc?

      theprodigy.brian - 2012-07-16 09:12

      moronma, the revolution is over, get it!!!!!!

      Paul - 2012-07-16 12:47

      Moronma - you are the typical ANC stooge -who complains bitterly between elections -Eish!no jobs ! no water ! no toilets!no healthcare!no education! -then burn down local Govt.. buildings due to poor service delivery! why do 90% of blacks support Orlando Pirates & Chiefs because they like to be associated with winners ....if the ANC were in the premier league they would be "the peoples team Santos" relegated -all talk no action !so carry on Viva'ing! the Cadres love spending your money on SUV's and Bling!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-16 13:04

      Oh I just love these pathetic excuses they have to come up with. Tall tales and urban legend, void of any truth, but they cling to them and spread them around for the sake of justifying their corrupt yet beloved ANC. Have you ever seen such pathetic behaviour?

  • polit.biero - 2012-07-15 15:03

    "I am a disciplined member of the ANC," he says. Is that a good thing? I mean, Julius Malema is also a disciplined member of the ANC. He got disciplined a number of times.

      Clive - 2012-07-16 14:39

      Being a disciplined ANC member is not necessarily the same as being a disciplined citizen of the country. Which is more important?

  • Erna - 2012-07-15 15:19

    Do you know that we are actually paying double for most things in this country? We pay the salaries of innumerable public servants, ranging from ministers, mec's, directors, health, education and other department staff, and none of these are capable of ordering supplies directly from suppliers! All tenders are given to go-betweens who get 20%, or more, for sourcing and ordering supplies. Why? To give more of their pals a cut of the bounty.

  • schewitz - 2012-07-15 15:33

    I think this may be intentional. The rational behind this for the ANC is as follows. The more educated a person becomes the less likely they are to vote for the ANC. Therefor it is in the interest of the ANC to ensure most South Africans remain only partially educated.....

  • alma.boucher - 2012-07-15 19:58

    Arrogance is a powerful tool, used by Government, employers, employees and all other citizens alike. I read with interest the comments on News 24 and hang my head in shame, not only on behalf of out leaders by also on behalf fellow South Africans. Simply put, we are bigots. I have a small company assisting employers of domestic workers to know their rights and to facilitate their contractual obligations to their domestic worker. You will not believe the absolute flouting of labor laws towards domestics. 80% of domestics do not have a contract, their employer does not give theM payslips and also do not comply with their legal obligation of having three years payslips,not registered for UIF, no leave, sick leave etc. Why not I ask, answer I dont need to do this, she is lucky to have a job, I make her live possible, she cannot be educated or motivated, and far more racial abuse than these few things. Now you guys expect them to understand the intricate details of voting, democracy, education and numerous things we take for granted. My suggestions is take a look at yourself and see the arrogance of your own behaviour, change your attitude and area of influence, make a difference, specially on legal rights for domestics, *the mothers of our nation*. I am shocked at the arrogance of South Africans breaking laws to suit their own needs, you madam included. So don`t expect Government to follow protocol, 80% of domestic employers don`t. IF THE SHOE FITS WEAR IT

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-07-16 01:26

      I'm very proud that you're standing in your truth Alma in serving. It is very encouraging what you're doing. Let me tell you I lived with white friends, who are in their 30's well off with domestic worker and gardener. They held a white supremacist attitude, with treatment bordering on exploitation.

      colin.langley - 2012-07-16 16:02

      I hear you loud and clear Alma. But this has nothing to do with the story at hand. Would you like the children of today to grow up to be domestic workers who can't read and as a result will have no idea what document they are signing? I find that more abusive! There is NO excuse for this shambolic episode! And there is no excuse for bigotry! And there is no excuse for corruption!

  • marion.wannenberg - 2012-07-15 20:04

    Sies Edusolutions!

  • mokhoaetsidavid.chicco - 2012-07-15 21:30

    nationalise ANC plzz

  • sharlene.kolbe - 2012-07-15 22:07

    Well said Sean

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-15 22:21

    This is no suprise, and because of the ANC he cannot be fired. Was he stealing for himself or the other friends higher up, that ar ecovering for him know.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-16 04:54

    This is what is known as an incestuous relationship !! The ANC in this case f*cked itself !! NICE !!

  • Paul - 2012-07-16 08:26

    As per their National anthem "God bless Africa" ! But will prayers be enough? Amen!

  • theprodigy.brian - 2012-07-16 08:57

    There will be all kinds of irregularities here, from fraud, to illegal tenders to lies & political cronyism, the ANC way, its ironic that the very people that voted for the ANC are now screwed by their own thieving party, well you get what you vote for, keep voting for them & you will get more of the same. can't say we didn't warn you, the pity about this is that millions of innocent children will suffer from poor education which will ultimately affect the countries future.

  • Clive - 2012-07-16 09:51

    I think we already knew this. Now we know for sure that no meaningful action will be taken against the perpetrators of this disgusting debacle.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-16 13:06

      True - they will now be hard at work with the 'Spin' and 'cover up' routine. Absolutely disgusting, and the arrogance is unbelievable.

  • dexter.marcus.75 - 2012-07-16 11:04

    Where are all dose Pro ANC morons who always troll the comments section??? You guys are silent, why?, comment on how F@cking useless your Government is!!!! Go to HEll ANC, I pray for the day that I witness your destruction!

      B.b. - 2012-07-16 19:21

      Lol we just read the news and never comment coz we know when to speak,,,Thank u 4considering us as morons,,,we shall write it on the tablets of our hearts as how u explain God's creatures

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