Auditor-General’s metro headache

By Valencia Talane Auditor-General Terrence Nombembe’s local government headache seems far from over. In his latest report on the financial performance of municipalities during 2011/12, Nombembe on Tuesday revealed an overall bleak picture of local government, with fewer improvements than were recorded in the previous financial year. Disappointingly, none of the country’s eight metro municipalities Read more >

2013: corruption in the spotlight

As South Africans look to the year ahead, all signs are that the problem of corruption will keep lawmakers and anti-corruption organisations preoccupied. Several high-profile cases that we expect to be followed up involve senior public officials, including President Jacob Zuma. But will these go into the history books to mark the struggle against the Read more >

AG’s report paints grim view of local govt

Auditor-general Terence Nombembe gave a grim view of financial management at local government level this week, with just 30% of municipalities making progress in addressing internal control disciplines. Nombembe said he “remains concerned about 70% of municipalities where the basics of key controls have not yet been mastered”. Nombembe tabled his 2010-11 general reports on Read more >