ARTICLES RELATING TO SCOPA

Axe falls at troubled Compensation Fund

2015-06-02 19:23

The axe has begun to fall at the troubled Compensation Fund amid calls for more "drastic measures" to be taken.

Woods: Modise benefited from arms deal

2014-09-02 14:35

Former defence minister Johannes "Joe" Modise benefited from the arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Gauteng govt wastes money on consultants - AG

2014-07-17 18:37

The Gauteng government's use of consultants is increasing despite some departments being able to do the work themselves, says the auditor general's office.

Scopa trying to attack ANC - Uys

2014-04-23 16:08

Former health MEC Pierre Uys says the Western Cape public accounts committee has a political agenda and is misusing government structures.

Scopa orders Fransman, Uys to appear

2014-04-23 09:51

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys have been summoned to appear before the provincial public accounts committee after failing to appear at a previous meeting.

Scopa to probe premier's R1.3m car deal

2014-01-08 16:10

Scopa North West will meet Public Works MEC Raymond Elisha to discuss the purchase of a luxury car for Premier Thandi Modise.

Scopa calls for commitment from Gauteng dept

2013-10-30 21:47

The Gauteng legislature's standing committee on public accounts has called on commitment by the provincial local government and housing department, to clear up issues of leadership in the department.

Scopa warns of consultant splurge

2013-10-13 16:00

The over-reliance on consultants could lead to a parallel state, the chairperson of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Themba Godi, has warned.

Prisons dept defends R2bn consultants bill

2013-03-13 22:34

Prison authorities have defended their spending of R2bn on consultants, saying the bulk of the costs were incurred on the core mandate and business of the department.

Scopa unfair, claims under-fire MEC

2012-12-12 22:50

The North West's Standing Committee on Public Accounts is "grossly unfair" in not accepting Education MEC Louisa Mabe's apology for failing to appear before the committee, her department says.

 

KZN health department investigations questioned

2015-04-03 17:32

The KwaZulu-Natal health department's major investigations into fraud and corruption is in fact nothing other than a probe to determine whether one of its staff members urinated in public, claims the DA.

Former Scopa chair to testify at Seriti Commission

2014-09-02 06:22

Former chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Gavin Woods is expected to testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

DA announces shadow KZN Cabinet

2014-05-28 16:09

The Democratic Alliance, which became the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal for the first time following this year’s elections, has announced what it called its "shadow provincial Cabinet".

Fransman, Uys walk out of Scopa meeting

2014-04-23 15:15

Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys have walked out of a provincial public accounts committee hearing on the mismanagement of public funds.

North West probes Modise's car purchase

2014-01-10 07:24

The North West legislature says it has set up a sub-committee to probe the procurement processes followed in purchasing a BMW worth R1.3m for premier Thandi Modise.

R9.57bn in taxpayers' money wasted - DA

2013-11-27 15:44

At least R9.57bn of taxpayers’ money has been spent wastefully by government and the Parliamentary watchdog Scopa has been useless in stopping it.

Gauteng dept's leadership questioned

2013-10-30 15:38

Gauteng lawmakers have raised doubts on whether there was any leadership in the provincial local government and housing department.

Scopa investigates missing millions

2013-08-11 19:01

North West government officials are expected to appear before Scopa this week over their handling of mining royalties.

North West to probe R13m payment to firm

2013-01-25 09:27

The North West standing committee on public accounts will investigate how a law firm was paid over R13m, the provincial legislature says.

Legal fees report wrong - NW govt

2012-12-12 09:27

A newspaper report alleging two North West MECs spent R13m on legal fees for a disciplinary hearing is wrong, the North West provincial finance department says.

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