Johannesburg audit alleges 74 irregularities

2012-04-04 21:49
Johannesburg - An auditor general (AG) report shows that 74 cases of alleged irregularities were investigated in the 2010/11 financial year in the city of Johannesburg.

Municipal public accounts chairperson Sicelo Gcabashe said in a statement: "It's also noted the non-compliance [with] legislative requirements such as the supply chain management regulations and the Municipal Finance Management Act by certain employees and departments as a worrying phenomenon."

He said the AG's report highlighted a number of weaknesses in the city's financial management system. Supply chain management needed special attention, Gcabashe said.

The city was doing business with its own staff, not paying its service providers on time and incurring much irregular expenditure.

Gcabashe said to solve these problems credit control policies needed to be put in place to minimise outstanding debts or increase revenue collection.

Referring to the billing system, he said: “Customers must receive accurate bills to eliminate queries."

The record keeping system had to be attended to so that necessary information was readily available and audit evidence archived.

"The municipal public accounts committee will closely monitor the controls and ensure accountability since allegations or even acts of fraud and corruption undermine effective service delivery," Gcabashe said.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  local government

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.