The Corruption Watch report sounds the alarm about misappropriation of resources, poor governance and abuse of power in South African schools, TVET colleges and sectoral education and training authorities (Setas).

JOHANNESBURG – Malpractice and bribery are prominent in South Africa’s education sector.

This is stated in the Corruption Watch report.

The report includes complaints from more than 3,600 pupils, students, parents and guardians for the period from 2012 to 2021.

The report raises the alarm about misappropriation of resources, poor governance and abuse of power in South African schools, TVET colleges and sectoral education and training authorities (Setas).

This shows how Gauteng leads the group with the highest number of corruption reports.

Corruption Watch said there were constant reports of abuse of power by directors.

This includes interference with the contracting of feeding schemes.

Cases of sexual extortion were also noted, when applicants were promised positions and students were given grades in exchange for sexual favors.

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