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Pretoria - Funding required to uplift the infrastructure of schools is estimated to cost R98bn, according to Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga.

This estimate was made as far back as 2013, when the department published its Regulations Relating to Uniform Norms and Standards for Public Schools Infrastructure. Motshekga, who was speaking at a briefing on the progress made in delivering school infrastructure in Pretoria on Monday, explained that the amount could have risen at this stage.

“R98bn is the cost to put all schools on the right path to meet norms and standards,” said Motshekga. “But the fact of the matter is that it is unlikely we will have R98bn.”

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