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Tsakani Maluleke, auditor general
Audit: Irregular expenditure decreases in national and provincial governmentArticle

The audit outcomes for national and provincial government shows that Irregular expenditure reported in the 2019-2020 financial year has decreased to R54.34bn from the R66.90bn in the previous year...

1 Apr 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEO
Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEOArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Chief Executive Officer...

27 Nov 2020

Concerns over Prasa's irregular expenditure
Concerns over Prasa's irregular expenditureArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has noted the improvement in the audit of the entire transport portfolio, but remains concerned with the audit received by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

11 Nov 2020

Environment dept officials suspended following forensic investigation
Environment dept officials suspended following forensic investigationArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has placed eight officials on precautionary suspension following a forensic investigation into contracts allegedly irregularly awarded by the Waste Management Bureau. ..

9 Oct 2020

Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19
Upholding quality in the cash-strapped age of Covid-19Article

South Africa's financial situation was given a punch in the gut by the Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics South Africa reports that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by 16% between the first and second quarters of this year...

29 Sep 2020

How the 2020 budget will affect the SME sector
How the 2020 budget will affect the SME sectorArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had a tough budget to deliver. The general outlook is dire and optimism is hard to find...

3 Mar 2020

Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMA
Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMAArticle

In a recent open letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a grim picture of the country's threatening water woes...

13 Dec 2019

Kariem Hoosain, partner at Mazars
Under-regulated internal auditing sector plays part in corporate fraudArticle

Considering the high profile scandals that have dominated news headlines in the last few years, from VBS Mutual Bank to Eskom, it does not seem unreasonable to say that South Africa may have a corporate fraud problem...

28 Nov 2019

Julius Mojapelo, senior executive: public sector, Saica
AG invokes additional powers to curb public sector financial mismanagementArticle

In his 2018-19 report on the audit outcomes for national and provincial government, the auditor general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, attributes the failure to improve the state of public finances to, "those charged with governance being slow to implement, or totally disregarding, audit recommendations made by the AG office"...

22 Nov 2019

Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance report
Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance reportArticle

Only ethical leadership, ethics and compliance with the country's existing legislation and regulations can arrest South Africa from its economic malaise, create jobs and address poverty and inequality...

21 Nov 2019

Call for task team to review NSFAS business processes
Call for task team to review NSFAS business processesArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has urged Minister Blade Nzimande to expedite the establishment of the Ministerial Task Team to review the business processes of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

15 Nov 2019

South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector. Shutterstock
Why South Africa's plans for universal healthcare are pie in the skyArticle

Performance in South Africa's two tier health system - the public and the private - has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making...

Alex van den Heever 19 Aug 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Audit shows sorry state of municipalities' financesArticle

The large majority of the country's municipalities are in a worse financial state than ever before, with only 18 of the 257 getting clean audits for 2017/18...

27 Jun 2019

Ratings and post budget speech outlook
Ratings and post budget speech outlookArticle

Since Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented the budget speech last Wednesday, media commentary has focused on several dimensions of the public response to priorities outlined therein...

Issued by Brand South Africa 26 Feb 2019

Photo: Paul Botes
What to do about South Africa's unemployed doctorsArticle

It's a new year but the same headline-grabbing story: Qualified doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthworkers sitting idle with the kind of degrees we typically think would be immune to economic downturns...

Russell Rensburg 25 Feb 2019

Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidence
Mboweni's Budget must source maximum revenue, restore confidenceArticle

With the National Budget Speech looming on 20 February 2019, the general consensus appears to be that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a tightrope of sorts...

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Feb 2019

Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023
Eskom to overcome challenges by 2023Article

Eskom has secured 73% of its funding requirements for 2018/19, while it faces several operational and financial challenges...

29 Nov 2018

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?
New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?Article

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable
New audit law to hold accounting officers liableArticle

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

Corrupt officials in Giyani Water Project to feel the heat
Corrupt officials in Giyani Water Project to feel the heatArticle

The Giyani Water Project, which has returned to the spotlight due to media reports, has been plagued with malfeasance....

25 Oct 2018

A look at Eskom's management strategy
A look at Eskom's management strategyArticle

Professor PMD Rwelamila, a specialist in management systems, provides insight into the failure of Eskom to adopt sound project management strategies...

3 Oct 2018

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SA Express, SAA merger underwayArticle

The process to merge South African Express with South African Airways is underway...

16 Aug 2018

Despite challenges, Eskom improves operational performance
Despite challenges, Eskom improves operational performanceArticle

Eskom continued to deliver improved operational performance in the financial year ended 31 March 2018, despite the financial and governance challenges facing the company...

24 Jul 2018

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Eskom is the biggest single risk to South Africa's economyArticle

Eskom came dangerously close to having its bonds suspended by the JSE and to defaulting on debt and other obligations...

Ian Matthews 12 Jul 2018

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing
After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearingArticle

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

Tamar Kahn 16 Feb 2018

City manager in peril after he followed De Lille's orders
City manager in peril after he followed De Lille's ordersArticle

The career of Cape Town's city manager is on the line because he followed the orders of mayor Patricia de Lille...

10 Jan 2018

Ace Magashule. Photo: David Harrison
Ace Magashule's wild Free State: Activists faced intimidation, whistle-blowers fledArticle

Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province's health system...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 26 Dec 2017

Cosatu demands those misusing taxpayers' money be held accountable
Cosatu demands those misusing taxpayers' money be held accountableArticle

Cosatu has demanded that all those behind mismanagement of the billions of taxpayers' funds, as revealed by the Auditor-General's latest report, be held accountable...

Naledi Shange 3 Nov 2017

Higher education irregular spending worries auditor-general
Higher education irregular spending worries auditor-generalArticle

The auditor-general has raised concern about the sustainability of the Department of Higher Education and Training after it incurred nearly R1bn in irregular expenditure...

Bekezela Phakathi 5 Oct 2017

Airline flies to KPMG after qualified audit opinion
Airline flies to KPMG after qualified audit opinionArticle

The auditor-general has again raised concern about the going-concern status of South African Express (SAX) and has taken the airline to task for losing millions as a result of its high levels of irregular expenditure...

Khulekani Magubane 4 Sep 2017

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How quickly can total adspend be decreased?Article

Clue: Not very long.

Chris Brewer 31 Jul 2017

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How will Eskom spend all the extra money it wants South Africans to pay?Article

Eskom wants consumers to cough up more for electricity...

Graeme Hosken 28 Jul 2017

Eskom suspends CFO Anoj Singh pending investigation
Eskom suspends CFO Anoj Singh pending investigationArticle

State-owned power utility Eskom has suspended its chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, on a precautionary basis, pending the outcome of a forensic investigation...

Sabelo Skiti, Kyle Cowan and Mzilikazi wa Afrika 27 Jul 2017

Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graft
Pre-NHI forum to take on medical aid graftArticle

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has partnered with the private healthcare industry to create a forum to help prevent corruption for NHI...

19 Jul 2017

Prasa names stand-in while it seeks CEO
Prasa names stand-in while it seeks CEOArticle

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board has appointed its company secretary as acting CEO following the abrupt firing of Collins Letsoalo over his pay hike fiasco...

Karl Gernetzky 1 Mar 2017

Minister moves to fire Acsa board members
Minister moves to fire Acsa board membersArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has issued notices of intent to dismiss four Airports Company SA (Acsa) board members in a move seen as an attempt to shield CEO Bongani Maseko...

13 Feb 2017

South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa's water sector: a case study in state captureArticle

A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite...

Mike Muller 5 Dec 2016

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Sanral sent packing for 'unprepared' parliamentary presentationArticle

Parliament's watchdog overseeing the spending of taxpayers' money sent Sanral packing for failing to produce information it had requested about the irregular expenditure of more than R1bn...

17 Nov 2016

SARS goes to court to terminate LTC contract
SARS goes to court to terminate LTC contractArticle

SARS has instituted court action to terminate a contract with a service provider due to the company's failure to disclose its familial relationship...

24 Oct 2016

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Mashaba takes aim at e-tolls, cadres and cycle lanesArticle

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has promised motorists they can stop looking over their shoulders over e-toll payments...

Penelope Mashego and Penwell Dlamini 14 Sep 2016

Properly trained financial managers are key to municipal stability
Properly trained financial managers are key to municipal stabilityArticle

The AG's recommendations need to be implemented to improve public sector and municipal financial management...

5 Aug 2016

Prasa gets more than rap on the knuckles
Prasa gets more than rap on the knucklesArticle

With more than R500-million in irregular expenditure and a chief financial officer who has been away from her desk for six months, Prasa faced a serious grilling...

24 Feb 2016

John Middleton via
Scopa interrogation over loco contract derails PrasaArticle

The Passenger Rail Authority of SA's board was sent packing by parliament's Scopa expenditure committee yesterday after it failed to answer questions

19 Nov 2015

SABC not in the business of profit - Motsoeneng
SABC not in the business of profit - MotsoenengArticle

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has hired auditing firm SekelaXabiso to probe its supply chain management processes and "irregular and wasteful expenditure" that has cost it almost R33m in the year ended March...

Sikonathi Mantshantsha 28 Sep 2015

Gauteng dismisses head of Finance Department
Gauteng dismisses head of Finance DepartmentArticle

The Gauteng Provincial Government has dismissed the head of the Gauteng Department of Finance, Stuart Lumka, for financial misconduct...

6 May 2015

Audit call 'triggered' removal of Eskom execs
Audit call 'triggered' removal of Eskom execsArticle

The controversial suspension of Tshediso Matona and three other Eskom executives came just a week after they had initiated an audit of the parastatal's tender processes...

26 Mar 2015

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age advertsArticle

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015

State wastes, misspends R62bn
State wastes, misspends R62bnArticle

Irregular spending of public money by national and provincial government departments climbed from R27bn in the year to March 2013 to more than R62bn in the year to March...

28 Nov 2014

Department of Public Works undergoes fraud investigation
Department of Public Works undergoes fraud investigationArticle

The South African Property Owners Association has welcomed the probe into R34.9 billion of irregular expenditure by the DPW, of which R1.1 billion is being investigated for fraud and corruption.

3 Oct 2014

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