SAPS in the firing line as Scopa asks all the hard questions

2020-03-17 22:10

The South African Police Service is still doing business with five companies against whom there are longstanding accusations of irregular expenditure.

De Ruyter: Eskom debt will not simply disappear - we need money from somewhere

2020-02-18 21:33

Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter said that the power utility's debt burden must be addressed as it is not following a sustainable business model.

Ministerial task team AWOL at Parly meeting as council debt to Eskom swells

2019-10-22 13:51

"The conduct of the task team tells us to jump off the nearest cliff," fumed Scopa chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa.

Scopa chair: PIC's legal advice is wrong

2018-11-21 19:35

The Public Investment Corporation's lawyers were wrong to say that the commission of inquiry into the investment manager trumps an inquiry by a Parliament committee, says Scopa chair Themba Godi.

MPs slam Treasury over 'thumb suck' report on failed IT system

2018-11-20 19:31

Treasury officials were unable to present a long-awaited forensic report to the Standing Committee of Public Accounts on the failed integrated financial management system.

Forensic probe into Treasury’s failed IT system to wrap up soon

2018-06-06 18:59

A forensic investigation into the failings of Treasury’s Integrated Financial Management System will be finalised in July, Parliament has heard.

Sanral wasting taxpayer money with irregular, fruitless and wasteful spend - Scopa

2018-03-07 21:04

Scopa has raised concerns over Sanral’s very high levels of irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, which has resulted from non-compliance with supply chain management processes.

‘Fraudsters get away’

2017-06-04 06:01

Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) has expressed shock at learning that the majority of convicted civil servants received only a slap on the wrist in the form of fines and suspended sentences despite defrauding the state of millions of rands.

Dlamini, Magwaza and what to do about Sassa

2017-05-18 10:13

With ten months left for Sassa to phase out CPS, can we please get the minister and its CEO on the same page for how they are handling this transition, asks Paul Herman.

Testing time for Royal Trust

2015-11-18 15:18

The provincial auditor-general has cast doubt on the Royal Household Trust’s “ability to operate as a going ­concern”, after the discovery that the trust’s liabilities exceed its assets by R3,2 million.


EFF pressures Eskom CEO with lawyer's letter

2020-03-11 10:24

André de Ruyter cannot allow Eskom to conduct business with any of the four suppliers that the CEO admitted to recommending, the EFF says.

MPs fume after Eskom board misses Parliamentary oversight meeting

2020-02-18 14:19

The struggling power utility's board failed to appear before Parliament's oversight committee on public accounts on Tuesday, much to the chagrin of MPs.

'Bad financial management' behind govt's delayed IT system - Mogajane

2018-12-06 08:15

A forensic report into a delayed national IT system has recommended that Treasury director general Dondo Mogajane take action against officials allegedly responsible for financial mismanagement.

Lawyers advised us not to disclose investment info to Parly, says PIC

2018-11-21 10:15

The Public Investment Corporation has said it cannot share information on its investments with Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts, as it may subject the investment manager to litigation.

9 things you should know about Steinhoff’s appearance in Parliament – and why its shares surged 25%

2018-08-29 19:57

Steinhoff share price rose from R2.22 to R3.00 during the course of a hearing on Wednesday, before closing at R2.75, as investors liked what they heard.

Theft at SAA board's biggest worry, chairperson Magwaza tells parliament

2018-04-24 11:59

SAA’s board and management are committed to doing the right thing, says SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana who told Parliament that the board is working to tackle theft and mismanagement at the airline.

KPMG to appear before Parliament watchdog

2017-10-04 18:41

The head of KPMG in South Africa also said the auditor would make public the findings of an upcoming independent investigation.

A loss of Faith brings hope

2017-05-23 10:56

Ayanda Dlodlo is dealing with the SABC’s problems with a frankness and clarity her predecessor never could muster. While the broadcaster still has too many problems to list, there is now at least hope, writes Jan Gerber.

Scopa lashes Agriculture

2016-02-11 10:30

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was sent packing on Wednesday at the legislature during a Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) hearing on the 2014/15 report of the auditor-general (AG).

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