Rather spend on houses - DA

2010-07-04 17:25
Soccer City

Soccer City

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - More than R110m of public funds has been spent on soccer World Cup tickets by the government and state-owned enterprises, the Democratic Alliance claimed on Sunday.

National government departments, parastatals and ANC-run municipalities had spent another R17.3m on "unnecessary luxuries" like cars, artwork and VIP facilities, DA spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko charged in a statement.

"Adding the two brings the total to R127.3m, enough to build 2 357 breaking new ground houses or employ an additional 987 new teachers for a year," she said.

The South African Airways had spent the most so far on tickets, at R23m, the department of trade and industry spent R16.7m, and Mangaung Municipality, in the Free State, spent R15m, the DA said.

PetroSA and Eskom spent about R12m each, according to Mazibuko.

Big spenders

The SABC bought tickets to the value of R3.3m and the communications department R5.2m.

The City of Johannesburg, Tshwane Municipality, the Gauteng and Free State provincial governments, and the Mpumalanga department of sport were among the big spenders.

This, in defiance of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's warnings of the legal ramifications of wasteful and potentially irregular expenditure of state funds on World Cup tickets, she said.

"This wanton spending is a direct flouting of Gordhan's directive that municipalities refrain from spending public money on World Cup tickets, and his recommendation that provincial and national government departments follow suit."

- SAPA
Read more on:    saa  |  petrosa  |  eskom  |  sabc  |  lindiwe mazibuko  |  pravin gordhan  |  2010 swc
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/Travel

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to network and share your ideas and thoughts with your colleagues and friends. Information overload is...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.