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Govt to track employees who resign to avoid disciplinary processes

It happens in government and the private sector, over and over – employees fingered in irregular activities resign before disciplinary proceedings can be instituted against them or before a sitting disciplinary committee can make a recommendation. By so doing, these employees hope to escape accountability for their actions. In the words of Eskom CEO Andre Read more >

AG flags R12bn material irregularities loss across departments

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s extended powers are starting to bear fruits, with more positive responses from provincial and national departments. She warns, however, that proper oversight and accountability measures remain a challenge, with only 6% of departments and other audited entities obtaining clean audits. Maluleke released the latest audit outcomes for the 2020/21 financial year on Read more >

Government response to KZN, EC floods was too slow, says AG

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA Too slow. That is how Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke described the government’s response to the deadly floods of April 2022 that hit KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Presenting the first of a series of reports that will be produced by the Auditor-General of South Africa (Agsa) around this particular use of public money, Read more >

Counter-Corruption Summit addresses weaknesses in procurement

The Counter-Corruption Summit, happening today in Stellenbosch, brings together academia, government, civil society, international organisations, and business to continue to galvanise momentum, confirm broad-based support for those leading counter-corruption efforts, and create a shared platform for eradicating endemic corruption in our society. This type of gathering, like the beneficial ownership transparency conference held in Cape Read more >

Auditor-General: 2021-22 MFMA outcomes show continuing decline

Capable leaders should demonstrate change by strengthening transparency and accountability. This is the call from Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke, who earlier today tabled the 2020-21 Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) audit outcomes in the National Assembly. The usual five-year comparison period encompasses the entirety of the administration that took office in 2016, with local government Read more >

AG report records improvement, but flags accountability shortfalls

The public health sector is in dire trouble, with its entities being responsible for a substantial amount of the unauthorised expenditure recorded by the Auditor-General of South Africa in its latest report on audit outcomes of provincial and national departments.   Auditor-general Tsakani Maluleke briefed the media on Wednesday afternoon, after having tabled the 2020/21 Public Read more >