Gauteng fails to spend R3.1bn for much-needed services

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Gauteng fails to spend R3.1bn for much-needed services

Reports show underspending across departments on vital medicine, staff and new schools

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The Gauteng government has failed to spend R3.1bn in the 2018/19 financial year, including almost R1bn by the education department meant for building schools and buying desks and pupil support material.

This comes from the provincial department’s annual reports due to be tabled in the provincial legislature by the end of October.

The reports show a series of underspending across the departments, except by the office of the premier...

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