The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
The sister of Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille, Cynthia Jeffreys, has resigned from the department as an assistant appointment secretary, a parliamentary reply has revealed.
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has confirmed the department, under her stewardship, will be heralding in a new era of transparency as she vows to open the entire tender process to public scrutiny.
Scopa says it has been unable to get any clarity from the Department of Public Works on why "exorbitant amounts" were being spent on purchasing and maintaining ministerial homes.
The national public works department is going ahead with plans to evict a centre offering counselling to rape and abuse survivors in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, despite a senior government official’s intervention.
Only R24m has been spent on repairs and the refurbishment of aged and dilapidated courts in the first quarter of 2019, out of a budget allocation of R750m and this worries Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille.
The Department of Public Works has come under fire again for splurging millions on ministerial houses after revealing that about R730m was going to be spent on renovations of ministerial houses in the current financial year.
Parliament has given the department of public works just over a week to explain why R500 000 was spent on braai areas at three ministerial homes in Cape Town.
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R 2 650 000
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