File: Threats of violence have surrounded the Cosas protest for better infrastructure and security if schools do not comply with the call to shut down.
DURBAN - The KwaZulu-Natal Basic Education Department is on the brink of collapse.
Teachers union Natu is levelling a number of allegations of corruption against officials at the department.
It says there’s something dodgy about the overproduction of sanitary towels.
According to the union, the department had budgeted R20-million but has so far spent over R100-million.
It says the sanitary towels produced don’t meet industry standards.
The union says the national Department of Basic Education has agreed to investigate all the allegations its flagged.
KwaZulu-Natal officials said they need more time to look into the claims before responding.
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