Cape Town – Schools in the Western Cape province owe municipalities and Eskom more than R53.7 million in rates and services.
This was revealed by Deputy Basic Education Minister Reginah Mhaule when she was responding to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday.
ANC MP Maurencia Gillion asked about the number of provincial Departments of Basic Education and schools that owed municipalities and the amounts they owed in light of the national crisis of high debts that are owed to municipalities by various government departments.
Gillion also enquired whether Mhaule’s department has any plans to pay the owed amounts.
Mhaule said there were many schools that owed…
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