Ekurhuleni to conduct lifestyle audits

2013-03-20 09:08

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Johannesburg - The Ekurhuleni municipality plans to conduct lifestyle audits of all its senior employees, The New Age reported on Wednesday.

Routine audits had uncovered massive fraud and corruption, mayor Mondli Gungubele said when delivering his state of the city address on Tuesday.

A plan to combat fraud would be implemented.

"We will introduce the practice of conducting audits on employees who hold strategic positions, whose lifestyles appear to be contrary to their earnings," he said.

The Special Investigating Unit would lead the criminal aspect of the investigations.

Municipal-owned entities would be restructured to improve oversight. Service agreements and performance management systems would be put in place within 18 months.

"Other far-reaching measures include overhauling performance systems for the executive and administration. It will result in improved functioning of the mayoral cluster system," Gungubele said.

 

- SAPA
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