"The formula from Transparency International, or the various other organisations that quoted its information, made its way to South African treasury official Sonwabo Tshoko who stated in a 2010 presentation: “It has been estimated that R30 billion per year, which is 20% of the overall government procurement budget of R150 billion, is being lost or is disappearing into a black hole of fraud and corruption.”
For what???????? It will be total waste!! Give it a few months and we'll be right back where we started!!! The schools are burned down and destroyed by these very people!!! The furniture stolen, windows broken, doors used for firewood,etc! So why spend so much of tax payers money on something that won't last!! Rather spend that money to send these people on life lessons on how not to destroy others property and not to destroy the very thing you will need tomorrow! Because they can't seen to fathom that!!!! Time tax payers have a say on where our money gets spent!!! This will be just yet another wasteful expenditure just like the ANC parties, Nkandla and bailouts!!
"Lack of maintainence" political disease.-Seen in energy, water, transport, SOEs...and more
But Nkandla upgrade happens within 5 years...
Reality is: majority of the majority scholars drop out in the 1st 10 years of schooling. The gov brag about the matric passrate. But wont mention the above mentioned drop out rate.
Exponential population > gov service delivery output.
So basically these bigshots get paid to maintain backlogs they know will take decades to normalise, because they bank on being in power forever.
You get the gov you deserve. You dont get what you vote for, but your vote sustains lifestyles of gov officials who use stats as a false way of meeting targets, not actually met.
It is quiet funny how people see it normal when school infrastructure is a mess! The question is,who is responsible for this? Can toilet walls destroy themselves?chairs break themselves?chalkboards fall on their own? Ceilings having holes on their own?graffiti on school premises walls? It is the children and communities vandalising these entities,government in turn has to come back and fock out a fat lump sum of money that could be used for something else just to fix these. People themselves need to take responsibility and teach their children how to handle important things,I've often seen it first hand how children have no respect for school property,I've seen learners burn a table for no apparent reason,destroy light sockets etc. Water,electricity and sanitation must be there at anytime in schools!
Fix what exactly. The government needs to go to the rural areas like KZN and go build proper schools for those kids, with a proper education. Period
Treasury has the money and it is budgeted for and we know and they know,as a part of national development plan we expect quiet enormous excellent service delivery from the Government.
The Dept of basic education is confused especially in the Eastern Cape. The Dept is building schools which have a small of no of learners. They are closing those schools . The Dept has neglected schools with big numbers
It is in any case destroyed and broken as fast as it is refurbished and repaired. Saw this first hand in Gauteng especially. Vicious circle.....
You will hear some stories,that too much money,they will just give family and friends in the name of BEE, for some fake job well done.Lol,get that money and watch the space,welcome to our corrupt country,everyone want that piece of cake,wow!!
What a bloody joke . No amount of cash will fix anything if the people in charge who failed these schools in the first place ,remain there .