A clerk in the Limpopo education department will appear in the Giyani Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection with the dumping of school textbooks.
The 44-year old man faces a charge of malicious damage to property.
The mathematics for Grade Eight and numeracy in Sepedi for Grade Three textbooks were found dumped in Giyani last week.
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the arrest would not affect charges laid by the Democratic Alliance against the department and a contractor over the books.
The DA laid a charge against the department for vandalism and destruction of books in Seshego. Another charge was brought against a service provider who allegedly dumped the textbooks in Giyani.
Schools in the province were without books for the first seven months of the school year.