Auditor-general calls Joburg’s bluff

The auditor-general’s office has called Johannesburg’s bluff. The City of Johannesburg gave a glowing account of the metro’s financial health, claiming increased capital expenditure and improved revenue, but it was a lie.

The office uncovered huge revenue losses, corruption, flawed … Read the rest

Government wastes R31 billion

wastingGovernment departments and other public entities wasted almost R31-billion in unauthorised, irregular and fruitless spending during the financial year to the end of March.

This is according to a consolidated general audit report for the 2012-2013 financial year released in … Read the rest

AG: Almost a billion awarded in nepotist contracts

agsaAlmost a billion, or R885-million. That’s how much municipalities paid to companies owned by government employees, councillors and their close family members in the 2011/12 financial year.

The vast majority of the contracts – R793,4-million worth – went to companies … Read the rest

Govt. gives Terence Nombembe a R6 million back-dated pay rise!

Auditor General Terence Nombembe has received a salary increase of close to a million rand a year, backdated for more than six years.

Details of the increase are contained in a letter, dated May 23 this year, sent by President … Read the rest