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'Tangible' improvements in Limpopo - ANC

2012-03-14 08:30

Polokwane - The introduction of the Occupation Specific Dispensation (OSD) exacerbated the Limpopo government's overdraft, which led to the province being placed under financial administration, the ANC Caucus in Limpopo said on Tuesday.

"The OSD had an adverse consequence on the provincial purse, because when effected - mainly in the departments of education, health and social development - it was not well appropriated," said chief whip Jan Tsiane.

The caucus expressed relief at the tangible improvements achieved since the national government's intervention.

"To date, the overdraft facility of the Limpopo provincial administration has been drastically reduced to around R1bn and this has improved the cash-flow of the provincial government," he said.

Tsiane said this was attributable to co-operation with the National Treasury.

The caucus noted that there were no regulations for the implementation of the national intervention, and that the Constitution did not make provision for the provincial legislature to be approached in such an event.

"This therefore requires further discussion within both the legislative sector and the African National Congress as an organisation," he said.

Comments
  • NrGx - 2012-03-14 08:45

    what is said is neither her nor there - you department still FAILED! You cant delver services, hospitals are in disrepair, education is on an all time low, but lets blame something that is not tangible.

  • Danny - 2012-03-14 08:47

    No, the awarding of tenders to cronies at HUGELY INFLATED prices and many other manners or theft from the province coffers led to this.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-14 09:04

    Untill the lost billions recoverd,and those who were involved are behind bars thier property attached and under performing official removed also the proper procedure is followed of awarding tenders then new administration must continue forever.

  • Piet - 2012-03-14 09:07

    Occupation Specific Dispensation = Massive scale corruption!

      Lonne - 2012-03-22 23:16

      No wonder the poor voters have no clue what the government is talking about. I think I am educated but OSD what the!@#$ is that. Probably more BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Piston - 2012-03-14 09:17

    lol....who believes this! It's appalling...have they no shame!

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-14 09:28

    yip... its always someone elses fault hey ANC! Reminds me of one of the best lessons I’ve learnt in raising a child... always make sure they take responsibility for their actions; if they walk into a table, don’t smack the table & say Naughty table! It wasn’t the tables fault. Naughty table... hey ANC.

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-03-14 09:31

    the anc is pathetic!!! just look at this police brutality in limpopo: http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/South-Africa/Police-brutality-in-Limpopo-20120314 that doesn't look like improvement to me.

  • Trevor - 2012-03-14 09:38

    You know a country is in trouble when you in overdraft of R1BILLION, that means the likes of Julius and his ANC cronies are stealing soooo much that now that they stealing money BORROWED, I mean who has EVER heard of that...that you steal ALL the allocated money then ALSO, money you have to borrow to COVER the money lost...!!

  • Herman - 2012-03-14 10:13

    OSD? Is that a new name for corruption?

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