Carter’s compounding problems

Happier times at Carter Primary School. Photo: Leseho Manala


Teaching and learning at Carter Primary School resumed this morning (14 February) following a power cut on 9 February due to an unpaid power bill.

Sources told Alex News that activities resumed after a down payment of R33 0000 and a payment arrangement was made on the accumulated bill of about R140 000.

Operations were halted for almost a week when the power was cut, shutting down computers for administration and communication, laptops and smart boards for learning, illuminating dark classrooms and cooking for the school’s feeding scheme.

Several attempts to contact the principal were in vain.

Teachers demonstrated briefly on 13 February until a meeting was held with district officials in the presence of the principal. The problem occurred at a time when the Joburg East District of the Department of Education was already investigating allegations of maladministration at the school. Alex News published the article Corruption concerns at Carter Primary, Week ending 9 February, in which it was said the issue dated back to 2015.

District director Mnyamezeli Ndevu said the investigation will also include meetings with school governing body members and other stakeholders.

Alex News will publish updates as they become available.

Leseho Manala

Latest News


Next Story x
Joburg’s fired Finance MMC denies allegations, says his name will be cleared

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Your details:

Your friends: