Cuban specialists at basic education dept pocketing R800k annually to train SA teachers

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
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Cuba is not only supplying doctors and engineers to South Africa, but mathematics and science specialists from the socialist state have also been flown in, pocketing close to R800 000 annually.

The first group of Cuban specialists came in the 2017/18 financial year when 10 were based at the Department of Basic Education and four others in the Eastern Cape.

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