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On the trail of South Africa’s missing textbooks

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 04 October 2012

Many schoolchildren in South Africa’s Limpopo province have gone for months without school books.

There was money to buy the books. There was also a contract to deliver them. Yet they didn’t arrive.

Many students and parents are furious with politicians of the governing ANC – and say the problem is due to mismanagement and alleged corruption.

For Assignment, Rob Walker investigates the mystery of the missing books.


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