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PFMA audit results: overall deterioration again

Our new two-part miniseries focuses on the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) audit outcomes for 2017/2018, tabled yesterday in Parliament by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, as well as the Public Audit Act (PAA) amendment bill that was signed into law a few days ago. On Tuesday 20 November, the Government Gazette carried the announcement that President Read more >

AGSA: Gauteng achieves 100% unqualified audits, but can do better

By Kwazi Dlamini The Auditor-General’s office recently released its yearly audit results of local government in Gauteng. Results were presented by Dumisani Cebekhulu, the business executive responsible for Gauteng province at the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA).  Cebekhulu revealed that all municipalities sustained their outcomes from the previous year which meant that Gauteng was the Read more >

Shelved SIU report highlights gross financial mismanagement in GDH

SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch are today making public a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report that documents widespread corruption and gross financial misconduct totalling some R1.2-billion in the Gauteng Department of Health (GDH) in the period 2006-2010. This SIU investigation was authorised by a presidential proclamation issued in 2010. Since then, Read more >

Gauteng govt depts need better ethics management

More than half of the government departments in Gauteng have no ethics management strategy in place to avoid risks in this area, according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC) that was released late in 2017 for the provincial legislature. The State of the Public Service in the Gauteng Province report “assesses the Read more >

Two private GP vehicle testing stations shut down

Statement issued by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, yesterday announced that the Department of Roads and Transport has cancelled the registration certificates of two private vehicle testing stations in Soweto and Pretoria due to alleged fraudulent and corrupt practices. The Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Read more >

Licence corruption draws youth off the straight path

Corruption Watch researchers recently analysed the reports we have received pertaining to applications for learner’s and driver’s licences, specifically in Gauteng, with a view to highlighting corruption trends in licence departments. Our analysis indicated that corrupt practices are acceptable even if deterrent measures such as cameras are implemented, and it is often the officials who Read more >

People’s March Against Xenophobia – route

Here are more details for the People's March Against Xenophobia, which takes place tomorrow in Johannesburg. Download the essential information as a PDF. Date:  23 April 2015 Time:  13h00 Venue:  Start at Pieter Roos Park Ends at Mary Fitzgerald Square Length: 5 km walk Route map:                     Read more >

Gauteng declares war on corruption

By Valencia Talane Would a regiment of ethics officers that cuts across government’s multiple departments and their agencies help curb the growing presence of corruption in the public service? Gauteng premier David Makhura seems to think so, and he has roped in the national department of public service and administration to help infuse this system Read more >