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While the privileged are able to use online food delivery services to have warm meals brought to their homes, writes Kwazi Dlamini, many families depending on government's promises of food assistance have been let down.
While the privileged are able to use online food delivery services to have warm meals brought to their homes, writes Kwazi Dlamini, many families depending on government's promises of food assistance have been let down.
Government’s not so reliable food-delivery service
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The Auditor-General of South Africa will be keeping a watchful eye on the use of funds marked for Covid-19 relief, particularly those coming from the R500-billion relief package announced in April 2020. In a parliamentary briefing in May Kimi Makwethu told the standing committee on the auditor-general that his office would undertake special audits of Covid-19 related funds.
The Auditor-General of South Africa will be keeping a watchful eye on the use of funds marked for Covid-19 relief, particularly those coming from the R500-billion relief package announced in April 2020. In a parliamentary briefing in May Kimi Makwethu told the standing committee on the auditor-general that his office would undertake special audits of Covid-19 related funds.
Auditor-General has eye on Covid-19 relief package

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Law enforcers are locking down procurement corruption

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Corruption in public procurement came under the spotlight during a presentation to Parliament by law enforcement agencies. The Special Investigating Unit, National Prosecuting Authority and Hawks assured MPs that they are working hard to root out this pernicious form of corruption.
Corruption in public procurement came under the spotlight during a presentation to Parliament by law enforcement agencies. The Special Investigating Unit, National Prosecuting Authority and Hawks assured MPs that they are working hard to root out this pernicious form of corruption.
CSOs request resumption of Zondo hearings
The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture, of which Corruption Watch is a member, has written to the Zondo Commission to ask that certain urgent issues be addressed as soon as possible. Among these are the release of an interim report, the speedy resumption of hearings with all necessary safety precautions in place, and the adaptation of the terms of reference to include virtual platforms for said hearings.
The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture, of which Corruption Watch is a member, has written to the Zondo Commission to ask that certain urgent issues be addressed as soon as possible. Among these are the release of an interim report, the speedy resumption of hearings with all necessary safety precautions in place, and the adaptation of the terms of reference to include virtual platforms for said hearings.
The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture, of which Corruption Watch is a member, has written to the Zondo Commission to ask that certain urgent issues be addressed as soon as possible. Among these are the release of an interim report, the speedy resumption of hearings with all necessary safety precautions in place, and the adaptation of the terms of reference to include virtual platforms for said hearings.

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Government’s not so reliable food-delivery service

By Kwazi DlaminiFirst published in City Press South Africans with the means to do so have been using the tap of a finger for meals to be delivered to their homes, since the country went into Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown level 4 earlier this month. Between technical glitches that hampered said deliveries and complaints over the Read more >

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