Limpopo education department officials scored R11.9m in incentives while the province was under administration. In 2011, the department was put under national administration because of gross mismanagement of funds. It was in arrears by almost R1.2bn. The national government handed powers back to Limpopo in 2015 but it was again placed under administration in 2017. Poor financial management, dodgy human resource practices, improper transfer of funds to schools and the sloppy procurement and delivery of support materials caused the national government to put the department under administration. Also at issue was the mismanagement of the national school nutrition programme and other conditional grants. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said in an answer to a question in Parliament that the pay performance incentives were made to qualifying employees and were authorised by the administrator. Limpopo education spokesman Dr Naledzani Rasila confirmed that 4,295 employees received p...

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