Hon Speaker, since October 2 700 graduates in Gauteng have been in an internship programme in government departments to gain work experience. Since then very few of them have received their monthly allowances, and some of these graduates have been forced to leave the programme because they did not receive the money they were entitled to. Even though they were told that they would receive their allowances in December, nothing has happened as yet.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training and the Premier of Gauteng cannot claim to have a good story to tell while the welfare of these graduates has been neglected. The situation must be rectified immediately, otherwise it will be clear that the only story to be told here is the inability of a government to fulfill its promises. I thank you.