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A wrap of what's making headlines today
A wrap of what's making headlines today
African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese...
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Proposed changes to the Public Audit Act will give the auditor general more power and put a stop to municipalities’ ongoing failure to act,...
VBS-linked Limpopo municipalities face provincial probe
VBS-linked Limpopo municipalities face provincial probe
The Limpopo provincial treasury will be launching forensic audits into municipalities in the province that placed money with the embattled VBS...
Local government audits regress
Local government audits regress
Fruitless and wasteful expenditure across the country’s municipalities has risen 71% from the previous year, reaching R1.5-billion, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu...
Irregular spending by municipalities up 75%
Irregular spending by municipalities up 75%
Audit outcomes for municipalities have continued to regress, with irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure each ballooning more than 70%...
WATCH LIVE: Auditor-General releases municipal audit results
WATCH LIVE: Auditor-General releases municipal audit results
The latest report by National Treasury on the state of local government, titled The State of Local Government and Financial Management 2017, which was released on Tuesday shows that a total of 128 municipalities are in financial distress....
South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy
South Africa's municipal electricity tariffs are hurting the economy
South Africa’s machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and...
The top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt
The top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt
The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom R9.73-billion, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to meet with them to find out why they are...
55 municipalities have been identified as dysfunctional― Mkhize
55 municipalities have been identified as dysfunctional― Mkhize
No fewer than 55 municipalities have been identified as distressed or dysfunctional, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta)...
Eskom to make way for new players
Eskom to make way for new players
Power utility Eskom is at a tipping point where it needs to increase its sale of electricity and make way for more players to offer alternative forms of energy. ...
Water and sanitation department is billions of rands in debt
Water and sanitation department is billions of rands in debt
A full parliamentary inquiry into the finances of the Department of Water and Sanitation has been instituted after it conceded to being billions of...

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