KZN officials to go back to school

2013-05-30 17:24

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Pietermaritzburg - KwaZulu-Natal municipal officials will be compelled to undergo training in the event of poor audits, the province said on Thursday.

"We are on the point of introducing compulsory training programmes with relevant modules for officials in municipalities, that have received poor audit reports," Co-operative Governance MEC Nomusa Dube told journalists in Pietermaritzburg.

The province currently does not allow elected councillors to receive bonuses or award bonuses to municipal officials of municipalities, which have received adverse reports from the auditor general.

Dube - speaking ahead of presenting her department's annual budget to the provincial legislature - said the performance of the province's municipalities had improved since 2009.

Turning to the controversial Manase Report - a 700-page forensic audit report on fraud and corruption in the eThekwini Metro - Dube said the date for its release would be announced within a "few days".

She would, however, not commit to when that would be.

Durban's councillors, who agreed to sign a secrecy clause, were allowed to see the report.

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