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Educational Development News Blog

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

S. Africa - Mpumalanga education dept defrauded of R26 million

Mpumalanga education dept defrauded of R26 million
Perhaps it goes without saying that all government organizations are vulnerable to fraud. But the big stories usually don't involve educational organizations.

Here we have a blatant internal conspiracy to fraud which directly hurts children, as well as democracy. (R26 M is approx. US $3.9 M.)

"The contractors were appointed to build toilets and provide water tanks to schools used as polling stations during the last national elections. The companies failed to deliver any of the services but submitted a false claim of R26 million to the government. ... He says they include contractors, surveyors and government officials. "

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