Question NW2418 to the Minister of Basic Education

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10 September 2018 - NW2418

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Boshoff, Ms H to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(1)(a) Which provincial departments of education procured sanitary pads to be distributed to learners in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years and (b) what was the total cost of the procurement in each case; (2) whether the sanitary pads were distributed to learners in each case; if not, why not; (3) whether any investigations into irregularities in the procurement of the specified sanitary pads are being conducted; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The Department Of basic Education (DBE) does not provide senitary towels to schools and neither has such provision been budgeted for . The hounourable member is advised to request the infomation directly from the provinces.

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