Crossing Continents - The Mystery of South Africa's Missing Textbooks
Many pupils in the north of South Africa are furious the government has failed to deliver textbooks on time. Rob Walker investigates allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Many schoolchildren in South Africa's northern Limpopo province have gone for months without school textbooks. There was money to buy them. There was also a contract to deliver the books. Yet they didn't arrive. Students and parents are furious with politicians of the governing ANC - and say the problem is due to mismanagement and corruption. They say the issue typifies the faults of the political system, and that their children have been the victims. Rob Walker investigates the mystery of the missing textbooks.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:30PM Mon, 3 Dec 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11:00AM Thu, 29 Nov 2012
- Duration 28 minutes