Kimi Makwetu

 
Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities
Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities
The recent auditor general’s 2017-2018 report on the state of municipalities in South Africa is shocking. The extent of poor governance has...
New Scopa chair wants parly watchdog to have more 'bite'
New Scopa chair wants parly watchdog to have more 'bite'
Mkhuleko Hlengwa, the new chairperson of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), says he wants the body to have more power to...
Consultants are a fruitless waste
Consultants are a fruitless waste
Despite spending more on external services to plug gaps left by mismanagement and a shortage of skilled workers, data shows that municipalities...
Another town bites the dust
Another town bites the dust
If you want an example of how the country’s municipalities are battling to stay afloat, look no further than Lekwa municipality in Mpumalanga,...
Billions lost in disorganised municipalities
Billions lost in disorganised municipalities
Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has called on leadership at municipalities, from municipal managers, mayors and councils, and even people in the...
Financial state of municipalities has worsened — AG
Financial state of municipalities has worsened — AG
The financial state of municipalities across the country continues to worsen said Auditor General (AG) Kimi Makwetu on Wednesday. He was speaking...
LIVESTREAM: Auditor General to report on municipal financials
LIVESTREAM: Auditor General to report on municipal financials
Auditor general Kimi Makwetu will release the financial state of South Africa's municipalities.
Municipal cost-containment measures gazetted as state seeks to tighten its belt
Municipal cost-containment measures gazetted as state seeks to tighten its belt
The national treasury has gazetted far-reaching cost-containment measures for municipalities which include limiting the use of consultants,...
People must take back the municipalities
People must take back the municipalities
Addressing MPs on May 15 last year, the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Zweli Mkhize, lamented the state of the...
Budget notes from the bathroom
Budget notes from the bathroom
My household is run like a country — a country in which I have very little political control.
Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal
Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal
In 2018, civil society observed a rise in civic activism, a spirited effort by ordinary citizens that challenged the status quo in many ways,...
New NPA boss to be announced on Tuesday
New NPA boss to be announced on Tuesday
The new head of the National Prosecuting Authority is expected to be announced on Tuesday.

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