Ndebele seeks prisons turnaround

2012-10-04 11:46

Cape Town - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Thursday vowed to turn around the financial management of his department.

"The ministry... has noted issues raised by the auditor general... The department is currently implementing a turnaround strategy and plan to ensure improved financial management with respect to the identified weaknesses," he said in a statement.

Correctional services received a qualified audit opinion from the AG in its recently-tabled 2011/12 financial statements.

According to the AG, the basis for this opinion was the result, among other things, of inadequate asset management and a failure of its asset control system.

Ndebele said he had "made it abundantly clear" to the department's senior management that he wanted a solution to the problem.

"We are working hard, and we are confident that our collective effort[s] as a department will result in better financial management," he said.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-04 12:06

    Here's an idea.... stop putting non-violent, victimless "criminals" such as weed dealers in prison. R30 000 per inmate just because they sold a bit of cannabis. And yet the rapists, fraudsters and murderers are set free.

      rbphiri - 2012-10-04 12:29

      I guess us tax payers have adopted kids that we don't even know of....hmmmm I wonder how many grown @ss kids I'm supporting In jail??? After they receive remission of sentence, they thank us taxpayers (Their adoptive parents), by killing, raping and robbing us...and what do we do as parents...well we forced by the government and law, to love and support them once again.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-04 12:37

      Exactly. Our children struggle to get decent education, free healthcare etc... yet the criminals get all this, for doing crime... because they "have rights too."

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-04 12:59

      But some of the criminals are under the influence of weed when they commit those crimes. - 2012-10-04 13:02

      yeah right, more lies more propaganda more corruption. These bastards are all talk and no play

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-04 14:22

      Yes maybe... but they don't do the crime because of the weed. Weed doesn't make people do things they wouldn't usually do.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-10-04 12:16

    Define "turn around". You've spent 18 years turning the country around and now it's f*cked with all the criminals either back on the street or in parliament.

      rbphiri - 2012-10-04 12:31

      By "turn around" he literally means that they going to go around in circles...inevitably they will end up dizzy and will have no sense of direction to lead this country forward.

      Jaap - 2012-10-04 12:39

      Prison, Hospitals, SAA, ESKOM, Transnet, Telkom - en-counting. And as always, "A plan"

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-04 12:44

    Well this is one area government needn't try to hard. They are more than welcome to screw up the prisons, as long as the scumbags stay behind bars, they can starve because of a lack of food and hygiene. Prisons are abviously not enough of a deterrent in our society.

  • clarence.ledwaba - 2012-10-04 12:45

    He better implement the turnaround strategy before the next government reshuffle.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-04 12:53

    Less big screen TV's for the criminals might be a place to start. Prisons should be a place that no one would wish to go, let them stay in tents.

      Andrea - 2012-10-04 14:48

      you are being too kind, why waste a tent?

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-04 13:01

    The first turn around should be to take Shabir Shaick back to jail.

      Jaap - 2012-10-04 13:18

      Thabang, now your'e talking man now your'e talking!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-10-04 14:22

      And Bheki Cele

  • dewalds3 - 2012-10-04 13:07

    Let me guess - the 'turn around strategy' involves a costly project with 'improved systems' and it is all out on government tenders?

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-10-04 13:11

    Yes Sbu like you've turned around the roads of Gauteng and now we have to do with this etolling sh*t that you've introduced nx!

  • thomas.more.946179 - 2012-10-04 13:25

    "We are working hard" Eish what a joke!! don't work harder, work smarter. Employ competent people to get the job done!! Simple minister Ndbele.

      Andrea - 2012-10-04 14:52

      just not possible ... he will have to appoint whites then who will actually DO their jobs and that will make it very difficult to keep his bud's and kin on the gravy train!

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-10-04 13:30

    There is only one way for sibusiso ndebele to turn around the financial management of his department, that is to employ qualified people and not based on their anc cadre / AA methods. This is the only solution to the problem and it will result in better financial management.

  • teleki.maker - 2012-10-04 13:57

    Turn your bank account around

  • mathinjwa - 2012-10-04 14:27

    He is going to introduce e tolling to prisons.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-04 17:06

    This oke couldnt even manage transport hehehe no man!

  • pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-10-04 19:19

    We are getting dizzy from all the turn-around plans and strategies of this grossly inept government. Turning around seems to be just another delaying tactic - just fire those responsible and get on with the job, ffs! But with ol' Sbu at the top - he of the e-tolls saga - there's not much hope. So, we are all turned around and speared up our backsides, that's what he actually means.

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