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Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke will keep a close eye on flood-relief money.
Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke will keep a close eye on flood-relief money.
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Real-time audits of flood relief funds for KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are still "reactive" and transactions must first take place before the audit can provide "independent assurance", the Auditor-General (AG) has warned.

On Thursday night, AG Tsakani Maluleke briefed Parliament on how she planned on keeping flood relief spending in check.

In April, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised real-time audits to provide independent assurance on whether public funds had been appropriately accounted for and used for its intended purpose.

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