It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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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.
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.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has released the 2017/2018 municipal audit report in Pretoria.
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.
Irregular spend for 2016/17 alone amounted to R13.35bn, according to a report from the auditor general.
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.
Unauthorised, irregular and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122 billion. This is more than the total market capitalisation of Shoprite and Spar, combined.
At best municipalities could receive about 10% of their deposits once the process is concluded in about five to seven years' time.
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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