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.

Scopa to question dept over Nkandla

2012-10-31 07:09

Parliament's public accounts watchdog committee Scopa will question the public works department on the upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla.

eThekwini under-spent by R2bn

2012-08-23 12:51

The eThekwini municipality's 2010/2011 budget performance report revealed that it had under-spent by about R2bn.

Reform Scopa, DA urges

2012-08-10 08:00

The National Assembly's public accounts committee needs to be reformed to hold government to account, the Democratic Alliance says.

AG must go to Parliament over concerns: DA

2012-05-09 19:22

The DA plans to ask the standing committee on public accounts to call Auditor General Terence Nombembe to Parliament to discuss his concerns about financial management in the public sector.

Taxpayers didn't get value for R25bn

2012-01-16 16:38

The auditor general has unearthed R25bn in unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure in national and provincial government departments in the 2010/2011 financial year.

Scopa sorry for report 'confusion'

2011-08-11 21:37

The chairperson of Parliament's public accounts committee has apologised for "any confusion" about Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the SA Police Service lease deals.

DA sees protector report being 'buried'

2011-08-10 22:00

President Jacob Zuma should not be allowed to rewrite the Constitution "by stealth", DA parliamentary leader Athol Trollip says.

Scopa to meet over arms deal

2011-06-22 13:14

Parliament's Scopa is reportedly expected to meet to decide if it should re-open the multibillion-rand arms deal investigation.

Minister overseas for 4 out of 11 months

2010-11-30 09:00

Buyelwa Sonjica, the axed minister of water and environmental affairs, went on 19 overseas trips in less than a year, at a cost of R9m, it has emerged.

DA: Scopa should probe audits

2010-10-25 23:45

The Democratic Alliance says it wants the ministers of the 11 national departments which received qualified audits for the past financial year, to appear before Parliament's public accounts committee, Scopa.

Commission defends Sisulu on bill

2010-09-09 21:04

The interim National Defence Force service commission has backed Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's stance on the defence amendment bill.

Scopa blasts department over mines

2010-09-01 17:01

The slow pace of cleaning up South Africa's abandoned mines is leading to an ecological and environmental disaster, MPs on Scopa have said.

Radical overhaul for grants system

2010-07-22 21:49

The social grants system is to get a "radical overhaul" to eliminate wasteful expenditure, the SA Social Security Agency says.

Protector's problems resolved

2010-05-28 08:10

Auditor General Terence Nombembe is satisfied with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's plan to correct problems in her office.

Qualified audits deserve no bonus - Scopa

2010-05-21 11:26

Scopa chairperson Themba Godi wants to see an end to performance bonuses for directors general whose departments receive qualified audits.

Sisulu 'compelled' to face Scopa

2010-04-23 16:02

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu got her facts wrong when she said she could not be forced to appear before Scopa, Parliament's watchdog committee on public accounts, says the DA.

Scopa snub: ANC backs Sisulu

2010-04-22 07:10

The office of the ANC Chief Whip says it is clear that a "misunderstanding" resulted in Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's failure to attend a Scopa meeting.

DA: Presidency thinks it's above the law

2010-04-01 21:11

The inexplicable rise in President Jacob Zuma's legal bills from R5m to R9.6m shows that the presidency considers itself above the law, DA member Athol Trollip says.

Bonuses as municipalities crumble

2010-03-31 08:25

Despite government admitting that municipalities are falling apart, huge performances bonuses have been paid to senior managers in the co-operative governance department.


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.

Scopa wants MECs expelled

2012-12-11 21:11

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts in the North West has called for the expulsion of two MECs, and resolved that resolved the matter be brought to the attention of Premier Thandi Modise.

Staff 'fleecing' KZN royal household

2012-10-24 07:47

Public servants have been caught stealing from King Goodwill Zwelithini, under the pretence of making purchases for his queens, a forensic investigation has revealed.

DA: Scopa starting to show its teeth

2012-08-22 22:14

The National Assembly's public accounts committee has started showing its teeth, the DA says.

Poor audits worry North West

2012-07-25 15:54

The poor audit performance of North West municipalities is concerning, says the province's standing committee on public accounts.

Scopa slams lack of land reform figures

2012-02-22 09:12

It is "scandalous" that the rural development department does not know how much land the state owns, and how many land claims have still to be processed, Scopa says.

Scopa defends finance rules

2011-11-09 15:13

Parliament's public accounts committee says requirements of the Public Finance Management Act are not too stringent.

Protector report not referred to Scopa

2011-08-11 20:03

Parliament has denied that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on SA Police Service lease deals has been referred to the public accounts committee, as "reported by some media".

DA's arms deal probe bid lacks support

2011-06-22 17:32

The DA has lamented the lack of support by other opposition parties for its bid to have top officials appear before the public accounts committee in connection with the arms deal.

DA questions arms deal decision

2011-06-05 18:19

The DA says it will hand Scopa a "poorly drafted" six-page Hawks memorandum which raises serious questions about the decision to close the investigation into the arms deal.

Concern over acting SABC execs

2010-10-28 08:51

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts has raised concern over the number of acting senior executive positions at the SABC.

Poor matric results yet bonuses paid

2010-09-14 22:34

Mpumalanga's department of education has been grilled for paying R23m in performance bonuses in the 2008-'09 financial year.

Mpuma dept misses Scopa deadline

2010-09-08 17:00

Mpumalanga's department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs has failed to submit progress reports explaining how problems have been addressed at municipalities.

Probe scares dodgy officials away

2010-08-19 09:03

About 150 Eastern Cape health officials have quit their jobs following wide-scale investigations into corruption, it has been reported.

Arms deal 'firmly on Scopa agenda'

2010-07-21 21:54

The DA has welcomed the public accounts standing committee's scheduled meetings to probe the various investigations into the arms deal.

Blunder costs SA R10m EU contract

2010-05-21 15:33

Scopa chairperson Themba Godi has reacted with disbelief on hearing how a careless blunder caused the loss of a R10m development contract with the European Union.

Gauteng Liquor Board sent packing

2010-05-11 22:19

The Gauteng branch of Scopa has sent officials from the Gauteng Liquor Board packing after they repeatedly failed to answer questions.

Sisulu defends self in Scopa row

2010-04-22 19:01

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has lodged a complaint with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe about her row with Scopa and has refused to appear before it until she receives an apology.

Sisulu again snubs Scopa

2010-04-20 22:09

The ANC's chief whip has been asked to bring Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu into line after she failed to appear before Parliament for the third time this year.

Zuma legal fees total R9.6m

2010-04-01 09:09

President Jacob Zuma's legal fees totalled R9.6m in the 2008/09 financial year, according to information provided by the Presidency.

ANC supports accountability

2010-03-26 17:09

The ANC is "uncompromising" in its support of the executive having to account to Parliament, the party's chief whip says.

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