Mayor: City of Joburg bled billions in irregular, fruitless, wasteful expenditure

2020-03-09 22:06

The City of Johannesburg has allegedly recorded R3 billion in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure for the 2018/19 financial year, Executive Mayor Geoff Makhubo has claimed.

Local government: Where state capture has led to state failure

2019-07-02 08:08

The state of municipalities in South Africa is the closest you get to state failure, a scenario where rules are broken systematically with impunity, writes Ralph Mathekga.

ANALYSIS: Municipalities owed Eskom R9.1bn last year - 10 statistics that show how they wasted your money

2019-06-26 17:58

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has released the 2017/2018 municipal audit report in Pretoria.

IN FOCUS | Zweli Mkhize's 4-point plan to fix municipalities

2018-06-01 10:35

New Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Zweli Mkhize is confident that his 4-point plan will can help clean up and improve local governments around the country.

REVEALED: Top 10 municipalities responsible for R13.4bn irregular spend

2018-05-23 19:58

Irregular spend for 2016/17 alone amounted to R13.35bn, according to a report from the auditor general.


Parks Tau: New service delivery model will empower municipalities

2019-10-01 05:00

Districts will be empowered and even emboldened to initiate and enter into partnerships – to advance effective service delivery – with civil society, the private sector, and engineering association or accounting councils, writes Parks Tau.

These municipalities are wasting the most taxpayer money

2019-06-27 15:54

Unauthorised, irregular and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122 billion. This is more than the total market capitalisation of Shoprite and Spar, combined.

VBS saga: Municipalities in for half-a-decade wait for a fraction of R1.5bn deposits

2018-07-26 06:30

At best municipalities could receive about 10% of their deposits once the process is concluded in about five to seven years' time.

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

At the moment the Auditor General’s office doesn’t have the power to enforce its recommendations. But that’s about to change, writes Dirk Brand.

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