Reply by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, on questions posed in the National Assembly for written reply
26 Jul 2010
Mr J R B Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education:
(1) Whether her department has conducted any forensic audits into the National School Nutrition
Programme in the past five years; if not, why not; if so, (a) what were the reasons for the audit, (b) what were the (i) findings and (ii) recommendations of the audit and (c) what action did her department take as a result;
(2) Whether the findings were made public; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
(3) What was the total cost of training the (a) nine provincial and (b) 162 district coordinators of the National School Nutrition Programme?
(1) No forensic audits were conducted by the department into the National School Nutrition Programme in the past five years. The reason for not conducting forensic audits is that no allegations, which could have resulted or necessitated to forensic audits were received from the Public, National Anti Corruption Hotline (Public Service Commission) and/or the Auditor-General of South Africa.
(3) In the 2009/10 financial year, a total of 19 workshops were conducted to a total of 1 367 district monitors and volunteer food handlers in Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. The workshops were aimed at improving the quality of meals, food safety and hygiene in schools thereby developing implementers’ skills in menu planning. The total expenditure incurred on the 19 workshops was R205 050.
Source: Department of Education
Issued by: Department of Basic Education
26 Jul 2010
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