In North West, bodyguards are more important than school kids
The province has slashed its books budget, but can afford to splash out on administrator’s security
The department of basic education forked out R1.4m for bodyguards for the administrator to North West, despite slashing the budget for pupil workbooks by a massive R71m.
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga appointed Nkhono Mohlala to stabilise teaching and learning activities in the province in July 2018, after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed 10 departments in the province, including education, under administration.
According to a report in the City Press (https://www.news24.com/citypress) on September 6, members of the provincial legislature wrote to the interministerial task team about the North West intervention, questioning the cost implications of the team of administrators and their staff...