21 August 2019 - NW428
Tarabella - Marchesi, Ms NI to ask the Minister of Basic Education
What (a) is the name of each provider of learner transport that has not received payment for services rendered within the prescribed 30 days in each province since 1 January 2019, (b) is the reason for not abiding by the policy of payment within 30 days for services rendered in each case and (c) number of days were exceeded in each case?
Procurement of learner transport service providers and payment of these service providers take place at a provincial level, as such, the information on these payments, or lack thereof is located in provinces. Information has been requested from all the Provincial Departments responsible for the provision of Learner Transport Programme and will be provided as soon as it is received. The Honourable member must also note that the Learner Transport Programme is provided by both the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Transport and that in some provinces the function resides with the education sector whilst in others resides with the transport sector.