Protector says often deals with CV cheats

2012-10-04 22:21

Cape Town - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela often deals with overcharging, false billing and misrepresentation of qualifications, her office said on Thursday.

She told the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) this week that she came across these practices when investigating tenders and other state contracts or transactions.

Billions of rands were lost through these practices, with overcharging and false billing incurring a direct loss to the state and ultimately tax payers.

Lying about qualifications increased the risk of poor service delivery or none at all.

She said complying with numerous treasury guides was one way to prevent such loss.

Drawing from previous forensic findings and adapting organisational systems could also minimise fraud and corruption.

"Good investigations contribute to the prevention of corruption and fraud, whereas bad investigations contribute to an enabling environment where corruption and fraud thrive."

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-04 23:49

    When will u investigate Zuma scandals?

  • Erna - 2012-10-05 01:38

    The public protector's office must be the busiest department in the country!

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-05 04:13

    "Lying about qualifications" like our loving president ? who didnt even finish that is the biggest joke of all.

      Erna - 2012-10-05 06:44

      I don't think he ever lied about that!

      Jaap - 2012-10-05 07:29

      You are correct Erna, he is about the only one that did not claim qualifications that he does not have. He is still Mr Zuma and not Dr. Zuma as some of the Ministers in Cabinet!

      merven.halo - 2012-10-05 08:12

      Or idiot Blade.

      koko.sandy.75 - 2012-10-05 10:44

      mannetjie, if thuli can look at that issues damn I am scared because jou broers are very smart on that these offices are full of useless tannies who think they better than Zuma gosh see the stupid mistake that they do, confront them then u get " but no one is perfect" because now the fault is done by so called baas/ misisi let it be the other way round then u hear sy is bloody dom. Gross! reminder that Pres. is not elected on qualifications> politics.? do u have

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-05 07:42

    I wonder if she ever foungd any tenders where there were no misrepresentations or over inflations.

  • jbm.moate - 2012-10-05 12:16

    Eish if we could only have two more Thuli's this country will be back on the right path...

      johan.vanwyk.5 - 2012-10-05 13:09

      true, a real no nonsence lady.

  • mzondistanley - 2012-10-05 13:15

    Again it is right for her to do so since her Office mostly reflects on Quality assuarance on work /services provided to the state within the regulatory frame work of the Laws of the Land!!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-05 13:16

    We know all that already. Question, what are you doing about it?.

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