Unpacking SA’s education crisis – part five

In this, the fifth of our six-part series on the unfolding education crisis, we profile EduSolutions, its directors and those of its holding company. We examine the company’s historical relationship with public procurement, the current contracts that it has with various tiers of government, and the relationships its key directors have with leading public officials. Read more >

Expert: Neo Africa could face criminal charges

The report by Neo Africa will come under scrutiny when whistleblower and former Limpopo Education general manager of budget Solly Tshitangano takes his unfair dismissal fight to court. In its report, Neo Africa cleared senior department officials of irregularities relating to the EduSolutions contract – a conclusion not shared by other investigations. A legal expert Read more >

The boxer and the tycoon

They say a picture paints a thousand words – nothing could be more true than the recent coverage of company Neo Africa in City Press, which carries a photograph of the firm’s owner Vivien Natasen posing with a certain boxing coach … Natasen, in his open-collar shirt and pin-stripe jacket, is locked in an action Read more >

Joint call to reinstate Solly Tshitangano

Corruption Watch joins the call by rights group Section27 to reinstate Solly Tshitangano, who raised the flag on the EduSolutions tender to procure and deliver textbooks to Limpopo schools and was fired for his efforts. “We unequivocally support this call and we believe tougher action should follow his allegations of corruption,” said Corruption Watch executive Read more >