Parliament given 'very misleading' information on Medupi, Kusile cost - analyst

2019-08-30 08:17

Energy expert Chris Yelland says that Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts was given "outdated and incorrect" figures on the cost of completing coal power mega stations Medupi and Kusile.

Sharper teeth for Parliament's financial watchdog committee as Scopa and SIU agree to work together

2019-08-21 21:59

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has reached an agreement with the Special Investigating Unit to refer various cases to the SIU for investigation.

Dodgy deals: More than 20 police officers linked to contracts with controversial supplier

2018-11-02 22:52

Twenty-three police officers have been implicated in dodgy dealings with Forensic Data Analysts and have been referred for disciplinary processes.

Scopa: Ministers' R500k braai areas still a mystery

2018-08-30 12:22

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.

Ill-prepared Eskom execs grilled on tender processes

2018-08-22 13:17

Eskom’s meeting with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts got off to a rocky start, with executives fumbling to answer questions about specific tenders.

Syndicate at SAA must be dismantled – Scopa

2018-08-16 21:14

The syndicate operating at SAA that caused losses for the airline must be dismantled urgently, says the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Top law firm in conflict claim

2018-05-28 10:26

Red flags have been raised about a forensic probe conducted by Bowmans into the state’s crime intelligence system, given that it did legal work on tenders for the system.

Scopa wants 'absent' Sassa head to explain millions spent on KZN events

2018-05-22 16:38

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts wants former Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.

'Corrupt' police supplier FDA denies links to the Boeremag

2018-05-04 15:15

Forensic Data Analysts, the company accused of corrupt tender practices and threatening national security by switching off three of the police's systems, has denied that it has ties to the right-wing terrorist group, the Boeremag.

Boeremag link to state IT company and dodgy police supplier

2018-05-02 14:27

The right-wing terrorist grouping the Boeremag has ties to a cabal that has been operating at the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), and is part of Forensic Data Analysts (FDA) dealings with the police and SITA – dealings which have been described as "corrupt" and "a threat to national security" in Parliament.

 

Scopa places Eskom on its priority 'watch list'

2019-08-29 16:46

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts says the construction of Eskom’s mega power station was fraught with poor planning from inception and the oversight body has taken a decision to keep a close eye on the power utility.

PIC says it will continue to invest in SOEs, but may reassess some details

2018-12-07 21:28

Africa's largest state-run asset manager has told Parliament’s that while it s in the process of reassessing its investments in state-owned entities, it would continue its invest in them because of its mandate.

Scopa decries delays in Public Service Commission's report on probe

2018-10-17 21:37

The Public Service Commission has requested an extension to submit a report on the appointment of Boitumelo Mokgoro as chief financial officer at an entity of the Public Works department.

MPs object to briefing by Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama, who is facing suspension

2018-08-22 14:14

MPs were taken aback by the presence of the state freight and port company's CEO - who is facing suspension - at a committee briefing into forensic investigations and other matters.

Please explain R500 000 for ministers' braai areas - Scopa

2018-08-21 16:28

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.

A quarter of SITA's procurement bids led to deviations - Scopa

2018-06-12 21:07

The State Information Technology Agency has been grilled by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on its procurement expansions and deviations.

Throw the book at deviants, SCOPA tells Treasury

2018-05-25 09:22

Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts has told National Treasury to deal with those who abuse their right to deviate from procurement guidelines – after hearing the biggest spenders procured R2.3bn in goods and services through deviations in less than a year.

Here are the top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

2018-05-17 08:11

The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom R9.73bn, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to meet with them to find out why they are not paying their debts.

Allegations of the Boeremag's 'infiltration' of state IT agency a 'smokescreen' - FF Plus

2018-05-02 22:37

The FF Plus has expressed outrage at allegations that right-wing terror group the Boeremag had "infiltrated" the SITA, calling them a smokescreen for the agency's own inadequacies.

Parliamentary inquiry into leaking water department going ahead

2018-03-14 15:37

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts have met to discuss the terms of reference for an inquiry into the Department of Water and Sanitation.

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