Free State education partnership was irregular

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The investigators found that the state expenditure of R508 299 556 on the project – including the pre-partnership deal in 2010, involving only the Kagiso Shanduka Trust – was irregular. Picture: iStock/ Wirachai
The investigators found that the state expenditure of R508 299 556 on the project – including the pre-partnership deal in 2010, involving only the Kagiso Shanduka Trust – was irregular. Picture: iStock/ Wirachai

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The Kagiso Shanduka Trust was awarded an irregular tender in the Free State for a rural education development and related infrastructure project that should have gone out for competitive bidding, leaving the provincial education department R500 million in the red.

The co-financing contract between the Kagiso Shanduka Trust and the Free State education department was intended to pilot an innovative model to address infrastructure development, curriculum support, social welfare and growing leadership in rural and township schools in the province.

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