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Johannesburg – The Treasury will be taking back 33% of its infrastructural grant from the Eastern Cape department of education this year, according to an announcement in the Government Gazette.

The Treasury said it was taking back the grant because of poor expenditure in the Eastern Capes education department. It would instead divide and reallocate the R530m education grant to the Gauteng, Limpopo and Western Cape provinces. 

This comes after the Eastern Cape was rated as the worst performing province in the 2015 Grade 12 exams, with a pass rate of 56.8%.

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