On the trail of South Africa’s missing textbooks

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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Sat 6 Oct 2012 03:05 GMT

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