Kimi Makwetu

Municipalities need youthful leaders

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo

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

​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

Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities

Local government officials must work together with citizens to ensure communities participate in decision-making that affects them

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

Municipal cost-containment measures gazetted as state seeks to tighten its belt

The regulations form part of cost-cutting measures by the state as it seeks to improve its balance sheet

Budget notes from the bathroom

Run your home like a country and you’ll soon learn how to hold the government accountable

Civil society in 2019 — the year of redemption and renewal

Citizens must exercise their right to vote to ensure responsible governance

New NPA boss to be announced on Tuesday

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to make the announcement at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences