Spot checks at state schools have revealed thousands of underqualified grade R teachers, money siphoned from food budgets to pay for matric farewell events, overloaded school buses and dangerously dilapidated classrooms, the office of the auditor-general told MPs on Tuesday.

Its presentation highlighted the immensely challenging public school environment confronting many pupils, who fare poorly in international tests for reading and maths...

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