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Gauteng Education prioritises matric exam markers payments

2017/01/25 Rofhiwa Marubini-Tshitahe
​The Department of Education has apologised to all matric exam markers who have been affected by delays regarding their payments.
The department said it was experiencing delays due to a financial shortfall. However, a partial payment which included a 32% tax was effected based on the available budget.

It also said that funds were available but they had to applied for approval from the provincial Treasury to reprioritise from other programmes.
The Head of Department, Edward Mosuwe, has communicated with all the unions explaining the challenges experienced by the department in this regard.

Departmental spokesperson Oupa Bodibe said: “We apologise and request all affected educators to bear with us while we deal with the situation.
“An approval for additional funds has been sought and the balance will be paid before the end of March 2017.