I suspect if a private business pulled this stunt, we'd be up on a charge.

The Department of Education must give teachers detailed salary advice so they know what money is owed to them and what the money is for, the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) said on Thursday.

"What adds to the confusion is the fact that when payments are made, there is no explanation of what the payment is for, or for which period," said Naptosa director Dave Balt at a meeting in Pretoria where teacher unions were gathering to declare a dispute with the department over outstanding payments to teachers.
full story from M&G here