Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Auditor-General's report that local governance has continued to decline to levels never seen in the history of democratic South Africa is not surprising, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has announced.
eThekwini municipality Mayor Zandile Gumede has vowed to "fully support" the KZN department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, after threats were made to the Auditor General's office staff members auditing the municipality's books.
The results of the Auditor General's 2015/16 audit report show corruption is not just possible, but is happening, Parliament’s Auditor General committee chairperson has said.
A lack of accountability is the root cause for wasteful and irregular expenditure at the two institutions, according to the Auditor General.
Over R17m has gone "missing" from the Passenger Railways Agency of South Africa's coffers for the "rental" of land that had been provided to the parastatal free of charge.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has raised concerns about how his team faced threats and intimidation while conducting their audit work in different municipalities throughout the country.
The ANC is considering calling for the Auditor General’s recommendations and findings to be made binding, as part of efforts to stop under-performance in government departments.
The Western Cape was the best performing province in the 2015/16 financial year, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the Auditor General to probe alleged financial mismanagement at Prasa.
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