Auditor General

Council officials must explain wastage or pay up

The last full municipal audit, for 2017-2018, showed that unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122-billion

Impossible choices in QwaQwa: What it takes to get water

A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as trading sex for water

Everyone is responsible for creating ethical leadership

Citizens, politicians, business people and civil society organisations must reject unethical leaders

​How the auditor general plans to get some billions lost to corruption

Irregular expenditure is increasing, but the Auditor General is using more of its powers to get the money back

Scopa’s new chairperson promises to kick butt on public spending

Mkhuleko Hlengwa warns that Scopa will use its new far-reaching powers

AG targets tender deviations

In part three of a series on how government entities get around procurement processes, the M&G looks at why this is a big problem for the AG's office

Billions lost in disorganised municipalities

The AG has called for more leadership from municipalities and local government, as his office prepares to get more power to force accountability

Financial state of municipalities has worsened — AG

Although irregular expenditure has decreased slightly in municipalities, most of them were unable to achieve a clean audit

LIVESTREAM: Auditor General to report on municipal finances

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu will release the latest audit of the state of municipalities throughout the country

After years of barking, the AG gets teeth

A new law gives the auditor general the power to act against corruption and wasteful expenditure

Pattern of wasteful expenditure as audit regression increases

The Auditor General says over the last four years, more audit outcomes have regressed than improved

Municipal reports need to be public-friendly

Citizens want to know how government, at all levels, is spending their money

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it