GDE fails feeding scheme providers

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 Aphiwe Boyce

By Aphiwe Boyce,  Caxton Publishers.

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JOBURG – Gauteng Department of Education has admitted to its failure to pay several feeding scheme service providers which lead to pupils not having their meals at their respective schools.

Gauteng Department of Education’s acting spokesperson, Oupa Bodibe said the department was aware of the challenge surrounding the payment of some school nutrition service providers. “On 5 January, the department made payment to a number of service providers to the tune of R62 million which reflected into the provider’s accounts this morning. The department is in the process of effecting more payments this week that will incrementally reduce the number of affected service providers.”

Bodibe also added that on the issue of pupils not receiving food at school, the department had a rescue team in place to deliver on behalf of service providers who had not been able to deliver to schools. He said, “The majority of service providers continue to make deliveries to schools and it’s only a few service provides who had been unable to.”

 Aphiwe Boyce

Aphiwe Boyce  

Caxton Publishers.

My name is Aphiwe Boyce and if you’re reading this then I guess you’re interested in learning all about me, so here goes! I guess I’ll start from the beginning, seems logical right? Okay, so I’m from Mthatha… a place much quieter, with far less people, and much less to do. But I like it that way. so right about now I’m sure your thinking about the fast-paced, up all night, hustle and bustle, famous Johannesburg . Nope… But I’m not sure if I’d ever be able to call it home. Hah, even the thought of that scares me a little. I am an experienced, dynamic journalist with more than five years in the field and I am also a self-starter. Currently I am working as a Johannesburg Metro Reporter. I love writing, that’s why I am here today. I have a can do attitude and am always willing to muck in where needed and do so with a smile on my face. I am eager to learn and develop and welcome the chance to change and broaden my horizons in any way, shape or form.

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