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Business can be part of the corruption solution

Corruption Watch’s mission is to encourage and enable public participation in combating corruption, said the organisation’s executive director David Lewis. He was speaking at a recent panel discussion at the Wits Business School, where the role of business in fighting corruption in South Africa came under the spotlight, The discussion was led by Lewis, with Read more >

Public procurement overhaul

Public procurement management has been a major headache for the national finance department for a long time, and it's doubtless a welcome source of relief to many to know that systems are being re-established that will save government money and protect the interest of taxpayers. The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), which is part of Treasury, Read more >

Pikitup board to discipline Nair

The Pikitup board has decided to take action in the irregular R260-million three-year tender awarded to Aqua Transport and Plant Hire, a company which had previous negative findings against it in a forensic investigation. The board is said to be instituting disciplinary procedures against Pikitup MD Amanda Nair for her part in the dubious deal. Read more >

Problems in North West

Municipalities in North West were hailed by the province’s leadership towards the end of 2012 for meeting auditor-general (AG) Terence Nombembe’s deadline for submitting their financial statements for that year – but what was not revealed at the time was that the achievement came with a R29-million bill for taxpayers. On Wednesday, Mail & Guardian Read more >