The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and National Treasury to investigate alleged misconduct in the NSFAS laptop tender worth R2,5 billion.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) presented what the DA calls alarming allegations to Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology and the select committee on education and technology, sports, arts and culture.
Among Nehawu’s allegations since the coronavirus lockdown was announced is that hundreds of students have still not received the promised assistance from government in the form of mobile devices to enable them to continue their studies from home.
The DA says Minister of Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Blade Nzimande, has attempted to flout the procurement process which resulted in the cancellation of the tender by the NSFAS administrator.
The DA says it will also write to the Director-General of DHET to release the report on the tender.
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